CSS: Elastic VideosResizeable Images (At Full Resolution!)A quick tutorial from CSS-Tricks on resizing images while maintaining resolution.Responsive Email NewslettersOptimizing Your Email for Mobile Devices With the Media QueryWide emails often require horizontal scrolling, especially when there’s a large image. This case study by Cam-paign Monitor explains how emails can be optimized for mobile devices using media queries and offers a coupleof useful techniques and snippets to be used right away.Optimizing your email for mobile devices with the @media query - Blog - Campaign MonitorResponsive Design for Email, the Largest Mobile AudienceAnother interesting case study that shows how the development team behind Beanstalk applied screen-size-spe-cific media queries to target styles, and what design decisions were made to make the mobile email experiencebetter.Wildbit » Responsive design for email – the largest mobile audience - Thoughts on building web apps, business-es, and virtual teamsMedia Queries in HTML EmailsThis article covers using media queries to target specific mobile email clients.Guide to CSS Support in EmailDesigning an HTML email that renders consistently across major email clients can be time-consuming. Supportfor even simple CSS varies considerably between clients, and even different versions of the same client. Cam-paign Monitor has put together a guide to save you the time and frustration of figuring it out for yourself. With24 different email clients tested, it covers all of the popular applications across desktop, Web and mobile email.Guide to CSS support in email - Articles & Tips - Campaign MonitorResponsive Design ToolsYou can build a responsive design from scratch, or you can use some of the tools listed below to speed up andsmooth out the process.Respond.jsScott Jehl’s fast and lightweight polyfill for min-width and max-width CSS3 media queries (for IE 6 to 8 andmore). css3-mediaqueries-js is another script that enables IE 5+, Safari 2 and Firefox 1+ to transparently parse,test and apply CSS3 media queries.respond.min.js at master from scottjehl/Respond - GitHubWebPutty: Scientific Progress CSS EditingThis tool is a Web-based CSS editor with auto-save feature and a real-time preview of your website. WebPuttyalso has CSS selector highlighting and SCSS support (for Sass and LESS), as well as Compass support. To use thetool, just embed a link tag at the end of your website’s head tag.WebPutty: scientific progress CSS editing goes “boink” - Fog Creek Blog
FluidGrids is a fluid grid framework that creates layouts based on 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 or 16 columns.Less Framework 4A CSS grid system for creating adaptive layouts. It includes four basic layouts (including tablet, mobile and widemobile), with three sets of typography presets.Fluid Grid SystemThis fluid grid framework includes a typographic grid and baseline grid.Tiny Fluid GridTiny Fluid Grid helps you generate your own fluid grid with 12, 16 or 24 columns, minimum and maximumwidths, and percentage-based gutters.Responsive Design Workflow and StrategiesThe Responsive Designer’s WorkflowLuke Wroblewski’s conference notes on Ethan Marcotte’s presentation about applying responsive Web designprinciples and workflows to the redesign of a major newspaper website. Among other things, Ethan explains howhe approaches the responsive design methodology, what the design process looks like and how prototyping isdone in the context of responsive design.LukeWThe Goldilocks Approach to Responsive Web DesignThe Goldilocks Approach stresses device-independent layouts that look perfect regardless of the device they’reviewed on.Content ChoreographyRead up on how to properly plan your site to live up to todays standards. Begin to choreograph content propor-tional to size to serve the best possible experience at any width.Structured Content FirstIn this presentation, Stephen Hay discusses a couple of troubles you might run into when structuring your con-tent and argues that properly structured content is portable to future platforms. Stephen suggests that we thinkabout creating and designing structured content first that caters to the lowest common layout denominator,whether this be a small screen or a text browser. This content should be able to go anywhere.Design for a Target Experience FirstAnother interesting perspective on a responsive designer’s workflow; Nathan C. Ford focuses on experience of itsusers first and then derives user scenarios and media queries from it. “There are goals for sites that reach beyondsimple readability, where a lack of features can actually diminish the experience. I am working on such a proj-ect now. Our approach has been to peruse the research and tailor an optimal experience for the most likely userscenarios. Working out from there, we judicially edit and hone for each media query.”More Responsive Design, PleaseThis article by Jason Things covers responsive design based on a layout/content/capability/user intent scheme,which sheds interesting new light on the challenges that responsive design can create. It’s a well thought out pieceand is certainly worth a read.Breaking Development
Luke Wroblewski took notes at the Breaking Development Conference while Stephen Hay talked about the reali-ties of designing for different device experiences.Patterns for Multiscreen StrategiesHave a look at this simple but effective slideshow to get an idea of which core factors play a role in multiscreenconcepts.Responsive Web Design from the FutureAccording to Kyle Neath, responsive web design is about a lot more than the size of your screen. This talk isabout about how GitHub handles links, the url bar, partial page updates, and explains why Kyle thinks theHTML5 history API is the most important thing to happen to front end development since Firebug. An inspir-ing presentation.Developing a Progressive Mobile StrategyIn this presentation, Dave Olsen presents a progressive mobile strategy that consists of audience strategy, contentstrategy and platform strategy. Dave argues that to develop a sustainable and scalable mobile strategy, you needto answer the questions, “What value will the targeted audiences get from this content?” and “How do we devel-op solutions to handle both mobile and native now, as well as the devices of the future?” An interesting presenta-tion.Developing a Progressive Mobile StrategyHow to Use CSS3 Media Queries to Create a Mobile Version of Your WebsiteIn this Smashing Magazine article, Rachel Andrew explains how, with a few CSS rules, you can create an iPhoneversion of your website using CSS3 — one that will work now. You’ll see a very simple example and learn the pro-cess of adding a small device style sheet to a website to show how easily we can add mobile-specific style sheetsto existing websites. You may want to consider reading Aaron Gustafson’s article “Adaptive Layouts With MediaQueries” and Emily Lewis’ piece “Respond to Different Devices With CSS3 Media Queries” as well.How To Use CSS3 Media Queries To Create a Mobile Version of Your Website - Smashing MagazineDiscussions and Points of View on Responsive DesignWhile not tutorials per se, the articles here give you valuable insight into why you should use responsive designtechniques (and when you maybe shouldn’t use them).Responsive by DefaultAndy Hume explains what in his opinion responsiveness is all about. It’s what a website does when it’s loadedinto an unknown browser on an unknown device by an unknown individual. It’s “how you deal with “the mosthostile software development environment ever imagined” (via Douglas Crockford). Like progressive enhance-ment it’s a strategy that frees you to work with the web rather than fight against it.” An interesting point of view.Responsive Web Design or Separate Mobile Site? Eh, It DependsAn interesting article discussing the pros and cons of responsive designs vs. dedicated mobile websites.The Case Against Responsive Web DesignIt seems only fair to include some dissenting opinions here about when responsive design is and is not appropri-ate. This article discusses why responsive design doesn’t always make sense from a user experience perspective.Take a look in the comments section, too. Luke Jones has a similar opinion.