New devices and platforms emerge daily. Browsers iterate at a remarkable pace. Faced with this volatile landscape we can either struggle for control or we can embrace the inherent flexibility of the web.
Responsive design is not just another technique–it is the beginning of the maturation of a medium and a fundamental shift in the way we think about the web.
Implementing Responsive Design is a practical examination of how this fundamental shift affects the way we design and build our sites. Readers will learn how to:
- Build responsive sites using a combination of fluid layouts, media queries, and fluid media
- Adopt a responsive workflow from the very start of a project
- Enhance content for different devices
- Use feature-detection and server-side enhancement to provide a richer experience
About the Author
Tim Kadlec is a web developer living in northern Wisconsin. He carefully applies web technologies to meet the needs of clients of all sizes working across diverse industries such as publishing, manufacturing, and the financial sector. He is the co-founder of Breaking Development, one of the first conferences dedicated to design and development for mobile devices using web technologies. He also writes about a variety of topics at timkadlec.com.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: The Anywhere, Everywhere Web
Chapter 2: Fluid Layouts
Chapter 3: Media Queries
Chapter 4: Responsive Media
Chapter 5: Planning
Chapter 6: Design Workflow
Chapter 7: Responsive Content
Chapter 8: RESS
Chapter 9: Responsive Experiences
Chapter 10: Looking Forward