Refresh Oklahoma City
http://refreshokc.org — http://960.gs
Relax. Please don’t try to take notes feverishly.
Email — http://sonspring.com/contact
Twitter — http://twitter.com/nathan...
An important discipline when using any
framework is striving to understand the
underlying language. In other words,
use it...
Veteran “ninjas” master a variety of tools – Not just one.
Useaframeworkasanextension
ofyourself–Notjustasacrutch.
BYHAND
...
“Our craft is becoming a
commodity and the people in
charge don’t care about the
quality of the markup, CSS
or how short o...
“Point being, choose
your battles wisely. In
the time you could
argue the relevance of
naming conventions
like these – I j...
Truth be told, I don’t really care if you
use the 960 Grid System or not.
I tell people who get all emotional over
“semant...
Semantics can reside in microformats’ class names,
because parsers are built to look for them specifically
http://microform...
The W3C’s “Semantic Web” doesn’t involve CSS
http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Semantic.html
The term “Semantic Web” refers to W3C’s
vision of the Web of linked data. Semantic
Web technologies enable people to creat...
<tag class="peanut_butter jelly">Yummy content</tag>
Semantics live here
Not here
So let’s get this straight...
... Except...
Jeff Croft’s “Frameworks for Designers” article
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/frameworksfordesigners
Jeff Croft was never one to mince words...
http://jeffcroft.com/blog/2007/nov/17/whats-not-love-about-css-frameworks
Don’t be a Luddite (Note: I was with Sass/SCSS)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite
The Luddites were a social
movement o...
Added semantics via role="..." & HTML5 tags
<header role="banner">
<nav>...</nav>
</header>
<div role="main">
<article>
<s...
Added semantics via role="..." & HTML5 tags
<header role="banner">
<nav>...</nav>
</header>
<div role="main">
<article>
<s...
Um, okay, but
why grids?
“My design skillz are so awesome,
I’ve never needed to use grids.”
#anyways #whatevs #whocares #s...
For design that’s really, really, ridiculously good looking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoolander
Also, to do other
thing...
The reason I create and use CSS
frameworks is because I hate doing
mundane tasks repeatedly (yawn).
I’d rather be working ...
Co-author
Tech editor Tech editor
jQueryEnlightenment.com
oreilly.com/catalog/9780596159788
JavaScriptEnlightenment.com
Ja...
There are many “dragons”
sharing the same public
facade in web development:
ColdFusion, Java, .NET,
Perl, PHP, Ruby, Pytho...
But I digress.
I’ll forever be known as “the 960 guy.”
But I guess that’s not so bad... Right?
#anyways #whatevs #whocares...
The premise of the system is ideally suited to rapid
prototyping, but it would work equally well when
integrated into a pr...
960 SHIps WITH PrINtABlE *.PDf SKeTCH
SHeEts, BeCAUSe sOmEtIMeS THe BeSt
DEsIGn ToOl IS No ToOl At ALl!
WE OfTeN JUMp RIgH...
The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline
web development by providing commonly used
dimensions, based on a width of ...
The 12-column grid is divided into portions that
are 60 pixels wide. The 16-column grid consists
of 40 pixel increments. E...
Show me
teh codez!
#anyways #whatevs #whocares #sobored
Typical use case for a 12-column grid
<div class="container_12">
<div class="grid_4">
I am 1/3 wide.
</div>
<div class="gr...
Typical use case for a 12-column grid
<div class="container_12">
<div class="grid_4">
I am 1/3 wide.
</div>
<div class="gr...
Nested grids & Column rearrangement
<div class="container_12">
<div class="grid_6 push_6">
<div class="grid_2 alpha">
Firs...
Nested grids: alpha = first, omega = last (per row)
<div class="container_12">
<div class="grid_6 push_6">
<div class="grid...
Column rearrangement (SEO maybe)
<div class="container_12">
<div class="grid_6 push_6">
<div class="grid_2 alpha">
First n...
http://960.gs/demo.html
http://960.gs/demo.html
Have fixed-width grids become too pervasive?
http://twitter.com/jcroft/status/49880667374354433
Have fixed-width grids become too pervasive?
http://twitter.com/nathansmith/status/49882179379015680
http://grids.heroku.com
Many more possibilities via grid generators
Templates available for your weapon of choice...
Acorn Fireworks Flash
InDesign GIMP Inkscape
Illustrator OmniGraffle Photo...
Adobe Fireworks 960.gs extension (Photoshop too)
Grids can accelerate progress while maintaining order
http://www.flickr.com/photos/meckert75/3732780382
Michael Phelps following a painted line at the bottom
of a pool doesn’t make him a less talented swimmer.
http://livinggal...
“Our best practices are killing us” – Nicole Sullivan
http://www.slideshare.net/stubbornella/our-best-practices-are-killin...
“Our best practices are killing us” – Nicole Sullivan
http://www.slideshare.net/stubbornella/our-best-practices-are-killin...
Take all “rules” in development with a grain of salt
Sensibly revised...
1. Add extra elements sparingly
2. Add classes th...
How would you style these <a> links?
<ul class="menu">
<li>
<a href="/">Home</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="/about">About</a>
</l...
Use only the selectors that are necessary.
.menu a {
/* Terse = Get ‘er done! */
}
ul.menu li a {
/* Too heavy = Overkill....
http://www.digital-web.com/articles/smart_CSS_aint_always_sexy_CSS
Still true: “Smart CSS ain’t always sexy CSS”
Inspiration: Khoi Vinn
http://www.subtraction.com/2004/12/31/grid-computi
http://www.cameronmoll.com/archives/2006/12/gridding_the_960
Inspiration: Cameron Moll
http://www.cameronmoll.com/archives/2006/12/gridding_the_960
Inspiration: Cameron Moll
Inspiration: Olav Bjørkøy
http://bjorkoy.com/2007/08/launch-blueprint-a-css-framework
http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/e000863
Inspiration: Brandon Schauer
http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/e000863
http://www.markboulton.co.uk/journal/comments/five-simple-steps-to-designing-grid-systems-part-1
Inspiration: Mark Boulton
Frameworks are kind of like sheet music. They are
organized, and can keep teams on the same page.
http://www.flickr.com/pho...
Like jazz, responsive design is contextual.
No two approaches are exactly the same.
Responsive Web Design - using @media queries
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/responsive-web-design
http://hicksdesign.co.uk
Hicksdesign.co.uk = Beautiful responsive web design
http://www.cloudfour.com/css-media-query-for-mobile-is-fools-gold
Media queries for mobile aren’t a magic bullet
LifeChurch.tv - Separate site for mobile & desktop
http://m.lifechurch.tv — http://www.lifechurch.tv
Percentage-based grid, screenshot in Firefox 4.0
310px
150px
http://host.sonspring.com/yui3_grid
309px
149px
Percentage-based grid, screenshot in Chrome 10.0
http://host.sonspring.com/yui3_grid
http://960.gs/demo_24_col.html
960’s 24 column grid = Exact multiples of 10
Whither: Grid framework or Responsive design?
Doing a fixed-width design using a grid framework is
relatively easy. Whereas...
Pet peeve: “Use tomorrow’s technology, today!”
The mere fact we’re even able to use it
today makes it today’s technology.
...
http://twitter.com/igorskee/status/52152273178079232
Where media queries fall short, JavaScript shines
Smart JS hackers = Context-aware image sizing
http://filamentgroup.com/lab/responsive_images_experimenting_with_context_awa...
Symphony + Jazz = Crazy ~ Like playing jazz flute
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorman:_The_Legend_of_Ron_Burgundy
Adapt.js - Serve 960’s (or any) CSS dynamically
http://adapt.960.gs
Note: Not an endorsement, just a Twitter link...
http://twitter.com/zeldman/status/59432011693166592
For what it’s worth, a lot of people linked to it...
How to use Adapt.js = A human-readable config
<script>
// Edit to suit your needs.
var ADAPT_CONFIG = {
// Where is your CS...
How to use Adapt.js = A human-readable config
<script>
// Edit to suit your needs.
var ADAPT_CONFIG = {
// Where is your CS...
845 bytes
Minified, Adapt.js is less than 1 KB.
(Allow me to put into perspective)
What about adding JavaScript page-weight?
60 × 40 pixel JPG @ 70% quality = 908 bytes
My son, figuring out that the wind can spin pinwheels
908 bytes
http://www.flick...
Or, as my dad used to tell me as a kid...
“Don’t worry about problems
smaller than a gnat’s backside.”
Note: If the extra ...
Not to go all “Ron Burgundy” on you, but...
“Kind of a [small] deal”
I didn’t set out to write a
terse snippet of JavaScri...
In fact, here’s a slew of alternatives
you might like better. You should
explore every option, and choose
one that makes s...
Sencha Touch
http://sencha.com/touch
http://dojotoolkit.org/features/mobile
Dojo Mobile
jQuery Mobile
http://jquerymobile.com
http://jeromeetienne.github.com/jquery-mobile-960
Blueprint CSS Framework
http://blueprintcss.org
HTML5 Boilerplate - Mobile
http://html5boilerplate.com/mobile
Less Framework 4
http://lessframework.com
http://cssgrid.net
1140 CSS Grid
The Square Grid
http://thesquaregrid.com
Respond.js - Parses CSS3 @media queries
https://github.com/scottjehl/Respond
And the list
goes on...
But you get the point. There are plenty
of options out there to choose from.
(I just want to menti...
To prevent developers from
wasting countless hours on
styling dumb form elements
Note: I wasted countless hours styling du...
“Future plans include a tutorial on how
to use jQuery to add styling hooks to
form elements, since I know from
experience ...
http://formalize.me
I finally distilled my approach to forms
http://sass-lang.com
I prefer using Sass to expedite writing CSS
I didn’t think I would like Sass, but I do. Oh, and
if yo...
Questions? Comments? Hate mail? :)
Email — http://sonspring.com/contact
Twitter — http://twitter.com/nathansmith
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  1. 1. Refresh Oklahoma City http://refreshokc.org — http://960.gs
  2. 2. Relax. Please don’t try to take notes feverishly. Email — http://sonspring.com/contact Twitter — http://twitter.com/nathansmith Slides — http://slideshare.net/nathansmith/refresh-okc Feel free to email me later, and download these slides as well. These links are at the end, too.
  3. 3. An important discipline when using any framework is striving to understand the underlying language. In other words, use it as a tool – Not a black box. Before we get started, let’s agree: Code is not magic
  4. 4. Veteran “ninjas” master a variety of tools – Not just one. Useaframeworkasanextension ofyourself–Notjustasacrutch. BYHAND FRAMEWORK http://imdb.com/title/tt1046173
  5. 5. “Our craft is becoming a commodity and the people in charge don’t care about the quality of the markup, CSS or how short our JavaScript is. What matters is how fast you can get it to market, how many people it reaches and how cheaply it can be built.” Christian Heilmann — developer evangelist at Mozilla http://thinkvitamin.com/code/web-development-is-moving-on-are-you
  6. 6. “Point being, choose your battles wisely. In the time you could argue the relevance of naming conventions like these – I just built a 16-column layout.” Matthew Anderson — designer at OneHub.com http://onehub.com/past/2009/5/13/why-we-chose-960gs-css-framework
  7. 7. Truth be told, I don’t really care if you use the 960 Grid System or not. I tell people who get all emotional over “semantics” (ID & classes have none) that it takes less energy to not use something than to argue about it. It also takes considerably more energy to do research. Being ignorant is blissful and easy! Allow me to clear up a (potential) misconception...
  8. 8. Semantics can reside in microformats’ class names, because parsers are built to look for them specifically http://microformats.org
  9. 9. The W3C’s “Semantic Web” doesn’t involve CSS http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Semantic.html
  10. 10. The term “Semantic Web” refers to W3C’s vision of the Web of linked data. Semantic Web technologies enable people to create data stores on the Web, build vocabularies, and write rules for handling data. Linked data are empowered by technologies such as RDF, SPARQL, OWL, and SKOS. — World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) CSS gets no ♥ at the Semantic Web party http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb
  11. 11. <tag class="peanut_butter jelly">Yummy content</tag> Semantics live here Not here So let’s get this straight... ... Except in the case of microformats.
  12. 12. Jeff Croft’s “Frameworks for Designers” article http://www.alistapart.com/articles/frameworksfordesigners
  13. 13. Jeff Croft was never one to mince words... http://jeffcroft.com/blog/2007/nov/17/whats-not-love-about-css-frameworks
  14. 14. Don’t be a Luddite (Note: I was with Sass/SCSS) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite The Luddites were a social movement of British textile artisans in the nineteenth century who protested – often by destroying mechanized looms – against the changes produced by the Industrial Revolution, which they felt were leaving them without work and changing their way of life.
  15. 15. Added semantics via role="..." & HTML5 tags <header role="banner"> <nav>...</nav> </header> <div role="main"> <article> <section>...</section> </article> <aside>...</aside> </div> <footer role="contentinfo"> ... </footer> http://adactio.com/journal/4267 — http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/#new-elements
  16. 16. Added semantics via role="..." & HTML5 tags <header role="banner"> <nav>...</nav> </header> <div role="main"> <article> <section>...</section> </article> <aside>...</aside> </div> <footer role="contentinfo"> ... </footer> http://adactio.com/journal/4267 — http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/#new-elements
  17. 17. Um, okay, but why grids? “My design skillz are so awesome, I’ve never needed to use grids.” #anyways #whatevs #whocares #sobored
  18. 18. For design that’s really, really, ridiculously good looking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoolander Also, to do other things good too.
  19. 19. The reason I create and use CSS frameworks is because I hate doing mundane tasks repeatedly (yawn). I’d rather be working in JavaScript. FYI: I don’t especially love CSS.
  20. 20. Co-author Tech editor Tech editor jQueryEnlightenment.com oreilly.com/catalog/9780596159788 JavaScriptEnlightenment.com JavaScript books I’ve worked on... All involving Cody Lindley, who has been a JavaScript mentor to me: http://codylindley.com
  21. 21. There are many “dragons” sharing the same public facade in web development: ColdFusion, Java, .NET, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Python... To render in a browser, it all has to pass through HTML. So, I think that front-end is a good place to be! :) Front-end is the opposite of a mythological hydra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lernaean_Hydra
  22. 22. But I digress. I’ll forever be known as “the 960 guy.” But I guess that’s not so bad... Right? #anyways #whatevs #whocares #sobored
  23. 23. The premise of the system is ideally suited to rapid prototyping, but it would work equally well when integrated into a production environment. There are printable sketch sheets, design templates, and CSS files that have identical measurements. What’s this whole 960.gs thing all about?
  24. 24. 960 SHIps WITH PrINtABlE *.PDf SKeTCH SHeEts, BeCAUSe sOmEtIMeS THe BeSt DEsIGn ToOl IS No ToOl At ALl! WE OfTeN JUMp RIgHT INtO DEsIGn Or CODe SoFtWARe, BUt SKeTCHInG THIngS OUt CAN Be MUCH mOrE eFfICIEnT. WHEn I WOrKED AS AN InFoRmATIoN ARCHItECt, SoMe Of mY BeSt WOrK WAS DOnE SImPlY USInG PeN AnD PApEr.
  25. 25. The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem. If you like, there’s also a 24-column version. “Dogfooding” = When you use your own product NOM, NOM, NOM — I use 960 regularly! :)
  26. 26. The 12-column grid is divided into portions that are 60 pixels wide. The 16-column grid consists of 40 pixel increments. Each column has 10 pixels of margin on the left and right, which create 20 pixel wide gutters between columns. The 24-column grid is also included. It consists of columns 30 pixels wide, with 10 pixel gutters, and a 5 pixel buffer on each side of the container. 12, 16, and 24 columns available by default
  27. 27. Show me teh codez! #anyways #whatevs #whocares #sobored
  28. 28. Typical use case for a 12-column grid <div class="container_12"> <div class="grid_4"> I am 1/3 wide. </div> <div class="grid_4"> I am 1/3 wide. </div> <div class="grid_4"> Me too! </div> <div class="clear"></div> <!-- Yuck, I know --> <div class="grid_6"> I am 1/2 wide. </div> <div class="grid_6"> I am 1/2 wide. </div> </div>
  29. 29. Typical use case for a 12-column grid <div class="container_12"> <div class="grid_4"> I am 1/3 wide. </div> <div class="grid_4"> I am 1/3 wide. </div> <div class="grid_4"> Me too! </div> <div class="clear"></div> <!-- Yuck, I know --> <div class="grid_6"> I am 1/2 wide. </div> <div class="grid_6"> I am 1/2 wide. </div> </div>
  30. 30. Nested grids & Column rearrangement <div class="container_12"> <div class="grid_6 push_6"> <div class="grid_2 alpha"> First nested grid. </div> <div class="grid_2"> Middle. No special class. </div> <div class="grid_2 omega"> Last nested grid. </div> </div> <div class="grid_6 pull_6"> Last in markup, first visually. </div> </div>
  31. 31. Nested grids: alpha = first, omega = last (per row) <div class="container_12"> <div class="grid_6 push_6"> <div class="grid_2 alpha"> First nested grid. </div> <div class="grid_2"> Middle. No special class. </div> <div class="grid_2 omega"> Last nested grid. </div> </div> <div class="grid_6 pull_6"> Last in markup, first visually. </div> </div>
  32. 32. Column rearrangement (SEO maybe) <div class="container_12"> <div class="grid_6 push_6"> <div class="grid_2 alpha"> First nested grid. </div> <div class="grid_2"> Middle. No special class. </div> <div class="grid_2 omega"> Last nested grid. </div> </div> <div class="grid_6 pull_6"> Last in markup, first visually. </div> </div>
  33. 33. http://960.gs/demo.html
  34. 34. http://960.gs/demo.html
  35. 35. Have fixed-width grids become too pervasive? http://twitter.com/jcroft/status/49880667374354433
  36. 36. Have fixed-width grids become too pervasive? http://twitter.com/nathansmith/status/49882179379015680
  37. 37. http://grids.heroku.com Many more possibilities via grid generators
  38. 38. Templates available for your weapon of choice... Acorn Fireworks Flash InDesign GIMP Inkscape Illustrator OmniGraffle Photoshop QuarkXPress Visio Expression Design
  39. 39. Adobe Fireworks 960.gs extension (Photoshop too)
  40. 40. Grids can accelerate progress while maintaining order http://www.flickr.com/photos/meckert75/3732780382
  41. 41. Michael Phelps following a painted line at the bottom of a pool doesn’t make him a less talented swimmer. http://livinggallery.oneindia.in/main.php?g2_itemId=32903
  42. 42. “Our best practices are killing us” – Nicole Sullivan http://www.slideshare.net/stubbornella/our-best-practices-are-killing-us Three best practice myths... 1. Don’t add any extra elements 2. Don’t add classes 3. Use descendent selectors exclusively
  43. 43. “Our best practices are killing us” – Nicole Sullivan http://www.slideshare.net/stubbornella/our-best-practices-are-killing-us Three best practice myths... 1. Don’t add any extra elements 2. Don’t add classes 3. Use descendent selectors exclusively
  44. 44. Take all “rules” in development with a grain of salt Sensibly revised... 1. Add extra elements sparingly 2. Add classes thoughtfully 3. Avoid descendent selector kludge...
  45. 45. How would you style these <a> links? <ul class="menu"> <li> <a href="/">Home</a> </li> <li> <a href="/about">About</a> </li> </ul>
  46. 46. Use only the selectors that are necessary. .menu a { /* Terse = Get ‘er done! */ } ul.menu li a { /* Too heavy = Overkill. */ }
  47. 47. http://www.digital-web.com/articles/smart_CSS_aint_always_sexy_CSS Still true: “Smart CSS ain’t always sexy CSS”
  48. 48. Inspiration: Khoi Vinn http://www.subtraction.com/2004/12/31/grid-computi
  49. 49. http://www.cameronmoll.com/archives/2006/12/gridding_the_960 Inspiration: Cameron Moll
  50. 50. http://www.cameronmoll.com/archives/2006/12/gridding_the_960 Inspiration: Cameron Moll
  51. 51. Inspiration: Olav Bjørkøy http://bjorkoy.com/2007/08/launch-blueprint-a-css-framework
  52. 52. http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/e000863 Inspiration: Brandon Schauer
  53. 53. http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/e000863
  54. 54. http://www.markboulton.co.uk/journal/comments/five-simple-steps-to-designing-grid-systems-part-1 Inspiration: Mark Boulton
  55. 55. Frameworks are kind of like sheet music. They are organized, and can keep teams on the same page. http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/3280803912
  56. 56. Like jazz, responsive design is contextual. No two approaches are exactly the same.
  57. 57. Responsive Web Design - using @media queries http://www.alistapart.com/articles/responsive-web-design
  58. 58. http://hicksdesign.co.uk Hicksdesign.co.uk = Beautiful responsive web design
  59. 59. http://www.cloudfour.com/css-media-query-for-mobile-is-fools-gold Media queries for mobile aren’t a magic bullet
  60. 60. LifeChurch.tv - Separate site for mobile & desktop http://m.lifechurch.tv — http://www.lifechurch.tv
  61. 61. Percentage-based grid, screenshot in Firefox 4.0 310px 150px http://host.sonspring.com/yui3_grid
  62. 62. 309px 149px Percentage-based grid, screenshot in Chrome 10.0 http://host.sonspring.com/yui3_grid
  63. 63. http://960.gs/demo_24_col.html 960’s 24 column grid = Exact multiples of 10
  64. 64. Whither: Grid framework or Responsive design? Doing a fixed-width design using a grid framework is relatively easy. Whereas, doing a responsive design that looks solid at every resolution is multivariate and there is not (yet) an automated, foolproof solution. VS
  65. 65. Pet peeve: “Use tomorrow’s technology, today!” The mere fact we’re even able to use it today makes it today’s technology. As designers and developers, it’s easy to get so caught up in wanting to use the latest and greatest (to a fault) that we forget to try and tackle present-day problems with proven technologies.
  66. 66. http://twitter.com/igorskee/status/52152273178079232 Where media queries fall short, JavaScript shines
  67. 67. Smart JS hackers = Context-aware image sizing http://filamentgroup.com/lab/responsive_images_experimenting_with_context_aware_image_sizing
  68. 68. Symphony + Jazz = Crazy ~ Like playing jazz flute http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorman:_The_Legend_of_Ron_Burgundy
  69. 69. Adapt.js - Serve 960’s (or any) CSS dynamically http://adapt.960.gs
  70. 70. Note: Not an endorsement, just a Twitter link... http://twitter.com/zeldman/status/59432011693166592
  71. 71. For what it’s worth, a lot of people linked to it...
  72. 72. How to use Adapt.js = A human-readable config <script> // Edit to suit your needs. var ADAPT_CONFIG = { // Where is your CSS? path: 'assets/css/', // false = Only run once, when page first loads. // true = Change on window resize and page tilt. dynamic: true, // Optional callback... myCallback(i, width) callback: myCallback, // First range entry is the minimum. // Last range entry is the maximum. // Separate ranges by "to" keyword. range: [ '0px to 760px = mobile.css', '760px to 980px = 720.css', '980px to 1280px = 960.css', '1280px to 1600px = 1200.css', '1600px to 1920px = 1560.css', '1920px = fluid.css' ] }; </script>
  73. 73. How to use Adapt.js = A human-readable config <script> // Edit to suit your needs. var ADAPT_CONFIG = { // Where is your CSS? path: 'assets/css/', // false = Only run once, when page first loads. // true = Change on window resize and page tilt. dynamic: true, // Optional callback... myCallback(i, width) callback: myCallback, // First range entry is the minimum. // Last range entry is the maximum. // Separate ranges by "to" keyword. range: [ '0px to 760px = mobile.css', '760px to 980px = 720.css', '980px to 1280px = 960.css', '1280px to 1600px = 1200.css', '1600px to 1920px = 1560.css', '1920px = fluid.css' ] }; </script>
  74. 74. 845 bytes Minified, Adapt.js is less than 1 KB. (Allow me to put into perspective) What about adding JavaScript page-weight?
  75. 75. 60 × 40 pixel JPG @ 70% quality = 908 bytes My son, figuring out that the wind can spin pinwheels 908 bytes http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathansmith/5625332824
  76. 76. Or, as my dad used to tell me as a kid... “Don’t worry about problems smaller than a gnat’s backside.” Note: If the extra HTTP request for JS is a concern, the file size is small enough to just include inline in the document’s <head>.
  77. 77. Not to go all “Ron Burgundy” on you, but... “Kind of a [small] deal” I didn’t set out to write a terse snippet of JavaScript. That’s just how easy the problem was to solve. Seriously though, consider what will be best for your project. Nothing is a magic bullet. Code is just code. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorman:_The_Legend_of_Ron_Burgundy
  78. 78. In fact, here’s a slew of alternatives you might like better. You should explore every option, and choose one that makes sense to you. Or, if nothing seems like a good fit, I’d encourage you to create one! To reiterate: I don’t care if you use 960.gs or Adapt.js
  79. 79. Sencha Touch http://sencha.com/touch
  80. 80. http://dojotoolkit.org/features/mobile Dojo Mobile
  81. 81. jQuery Mobile http://jquerymobile.com
  82. 82. http://jeromeetienne.github.com/jquery-mobile-960
  83. 83. Blueprint CSS Framework http://blueprintcss.org
  84. 84. HTML5 Boilerplate - Mobile http://html5boilerplate.com/mobile
  85. 85. Less Framework 4 http://lessframework.com
  86. 86. http://cssgrid.net 1140 CSS Grid
  87. 87. The Square Grid http://thesquaregrid.com
  88. 88. Respond.js - Parses CSS3 @media queries https://github.com/scottjehl/Respond
  89. 89. And the list goes on... But you get the point. There are plenty of options out there to choose from. (I just want to mention two more things)
  90. 90. To prevent developers from wasting countless hours on styling dumb form elements Note: I wasted countless hours styling dumb form elements, so you don’t have to! Forms = Quite possibly, the worst part of web design
  91. 91. “Future plans include a tutorial on how to use jQuery to add styling hooks to form elements, since I know from experience that is no cup of tea.” — Source = Me when announcing 960.gs in 2008! — Excuse = New HTML5 elements set me back :) It’s been awhile in the making... http://sonspring.com/journal/960-grid-system
  92. 92. http://formalize.me I finally distilled my approach to forms
  93. 93. http://sass-lang.com I prefer using Sass to expedite writing CSS I didn’t think I would like Sass, but I do. Oh, and if you’re going to use Sass, use Sass, not SCSS.
  94. 94. Questions? Comments? Hate mail? :) Email — http://sonspring.com/contact Twitter — http://twitter.com/nathansmith Slides — http://slideshare.net/nathansmith/refresh-okc Thanks for attending my presentation! Feel free to email or say “hi” on Twitter.
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