Designing/developing sites for over 10 years Been working with Mobile and Responsive Design for about 18 months Favorite web technologies include WordPress, HTML5/CSS3, jQuery and Ruby on Rails.
“The web’s greatest strength, I believe, is often seen as a limitation, as a defect. It is the nature of the web to be flexible, and it should be our role as designers and developers to embrace this flexibility, and produce pages which, by being flexible, are accessible to all. The journey begins by letting go of control, and becoming flexible.” – John Allsopp, A Dao of Web Design – April, 2000
How many of you use your phone or mobile device (iPad/tablet) on the internet?
Introduction of Responsive and Mobile Design Responsive Design Pieces ◦ Grids and Fluid layout ◦ @media-query in CSS ◦ jQuery plugins making Responsive Design easy Transitioning websites to be Responsive Responsive Design Workflows Best Examples of Responsive Design Questions & Answers
Setting a separate mobile website (same content) with a mobilized sub domain or folder. ◦ Twice as much work – 2 sites that are completely different except content (most of the time) ◦ Search engines may penalize both sites because of duplicate content. ◦ Uses a browser recognition file called WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource FiLe) – very iffy results due to the amount of mobile browsers out there. The Alternative to this …..
It is a design concept consisting of: ◦ Fluid grid and layout ◦ Fluid Media Assets (images, videos, etc) ◦ @media-queries – CSS3 property
Grids need to be fluid (proportional & scalable). Want to use proportional units – em Avoid using fixed units – px, pts, etc. Formula to figure out em for your selector ◦ Target= context / content Grid layout I like to use http://matthewjamestaylor.com/blog/perfect-multi- column-liquid-layouts
A CSS3 property – so it will go into your CSS file Need to include the meta tag – viewport tag in your header Need to setup “Breakpoints” ◦ Breakpoints are the max-width properties of the screen that you want to design for.
Several jQuery plugins making Responsive Design for your site easier Video: FitVids.js - http://fitvidsjs.com/ Web Type: Lettering.js - http://letteringjs.com/ Images: Adaptive Images - http://adaptive-images.com/
All are based in the 4 D’s of project workflow ◦ Discover, Design, Develop, Deploy Great resource on Responsive Workflow ◦ http://www.slideshare.net/pkattera/design-process- for-responsive-web-design
From http://www.slideshare.net/pkattera/design-process-for-responsive-web-design - Slide 24
http://www.smashingmagazine.com http://www.css-tricks.com http://elliotjaystocks.com/ http://simplebits.com/ Does anyone have any examples that they seen that is responsive?