Posts Tagged ‘responsive design’

  1. 14 Sep, 2015

    Best Of Nine Smashing Years

    I wrote a chapter all about responsive design patterns for Smashing Magazine‘s The Mobile Book a few years ago. Now my chapter is rounded up with chapters from other great authors from other Smashing books. And the best news, you can […]

  2. 06 Jul, 2015

    Email Responses #2: “Commonly Used Screen Sizes”

    I recently got an email from a company embarking on a responsive redesign project. From the sounds of it, they’re looking to retrofit their existing site and get it out the door fast. Which sounds great, until I read this: […]

  3. 02 Jun, 2015

    Responsive Strategy Illustrations by Stephanie Walter

    Stephanie Walter created some beautiful illustrations based on my post about responsive design strategies. I absolutely love the pooling water around the mobile screen in the retrofitting example, and love the layered shades of blue in the mobile-first example.

  4. 30 May, 2015

    Video: Multi-Device Output, Input, and Posture

    Really handy tips from Luke about multi-device trends and designing for a whole slew of screens.

  5. 30 Apr, 2015

    Unfinished Business episode 105: ‘Seventeen coats of bullshit’ with Dan Mall and Jeffrey Zeldman

    This is a fascinating discussion between Dan Mall, Jeffrey Zeldman, and Andy Clarke about the role of aesthetics in modern web design and development. This conversation is important as there’s still a bias that responsive design is responsible for bad […]

  6. 05 Mar, 2015

    Designing Pattern Flexibility

    When discussing a pattern-based design workflow, one knee-jerk reaction I hear from visual designers is that a design system will stifle creativity, leaving everything looking homogeneous and bland. I think there is some validity to this concern, and this sentiment can’t […]

  7. 23 Jul, 2014

    The Principles of Adaptive Design

    There’s a conversation that crops up time to time again about the definition of responsive design and treating RWD as a goal unto itself. Has it evolved beyond Ethan Marcotte’s original definition? There are so many articles out there on […]

  8. 18 Sep, 2013

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Media Queries

    As we all know, media queries are responsive design’s secret sauce. Here are some considerations for crafting high-quality media queries: Let content determine breakpoints Treat layout as an enhancement Use major and minor breakpoints Use relative units Go beyond width […]

  9. 16 Sep, 2013

    Page Height, Scrolling and Responsive Web Design

    Think about the times you scroll on your mobile phone. Not necessarily on on the Web, but in general. Here are some common scrolling scenarios: Going Back in Time Going back in time is one of the most common mobile […]