Responsive web design is an approach to web design in which a site is crafted to provide an optimal viewing experience in reading and navigation across a range of devices. Here are the top 20 guides for responsive web design.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned web professional, creating responsive designs can be confusing at first, mostly because of the radical change in thinking that’s required. As time goes on, responsive web design is drifting away from the pool of passing fads and rapidly entering the realm of standard practice.
Published in Web Development. I remember the time when our biggest worry was about making stuff work in IE6. And sometimes I think that it was far easier then. Now we have not only to worry about IE crazy stuff (though now it’s much better) but also with a lot of new browsers /OS combinations and also a lot of screen sizes.
Responsive web design is no doubt a big thing now. If you still not familiar with responsive design, check out the list of responsive sites that I recently posted. To newbies, responsive design might sound a bit complicated, but it is actually simpler than you think. To help you quickly get started with responsive design, I've put together a quick tutorial.
The web as we know it is changing. In the past, designers and developers only had to concern themselves with one medium: the computer screen. In recent years, however, a plethora of fully internet-enabled devices with scores of different shapes and capabilities have cropped up, meaning that we now have to design our websites to fit comfortably in as many screen sizes, shapes, and resolutions as you can possibly think of.
Tutorial Details. Difficulty - Intermediate. These days, “one size fits all” is quickly becoming a dated concept. Luckily, with CSS media queries, we can now easily build responsive web designs that accomodate everything from your mobile phone, up to your massive desktop! Press the HD button for a clearer picture.
Screen resolution nowsaday ranges from 320px (iPhone) to 2560px (large monitor) or even higher. Users no longer just browse the web with desktop computers. Users now use mobile phones, small notebooks, tablet devices such as iPad or Playbook to access the web. So the traditional fixed width design doesn't work any more.
Make several fixed-width images change their spacing to stay lined up with accompanying text, no matter the window size or text size.
While I was coding the Elemin Theme (a responsive WordPress theme that I recently designed), one of the challenges that I faced was to make the embedded videos elastic. Using the max-width:100% and height:auto trick works with native HTML5 video tag, but it doesn't work with embed code using iframe or object tag.
Today we want to show you how to create a responsive, css-only content navigator. View demoDownload source. Today we’ll show you how to create a content navigator with CSS only. The idea is to have several slides or content layers that we’ll show or hide using the :target pseudo-class. With CSS transitions we can make the slides appear in a fancy way.
The web is buzzing with responsive web designs right now. To have a single site that will change its styling accordingly to fit to the device it's being viewed on. In this tutorial, I'm going to make a (very simple looking) web template that is responsive from desktop size down to mobile version.
In this tutorial we'll create a horizontal website layout with individually scrollable content panels. We'll change the layout for smaller screens, making it responsive. View demoDownload source. Today we want to show you how to create a horizontal layout with several content panels. The idea is to make each panel individually scrollable and animate a content panel to the left of the viewport once it’s clicked or selected from the menu.
Published. July 15, 2011 by Chris Coyier. The Five Simple Steps website has a responsive design with a neat feature. When the browser window is narrow, the menu in the upper right converts from a regular row of links into a dropdown menu. When you're on a small screen (iPhone shown here) and click the dropdown, you get an interface to select an option where each option is nice and big and easy to choose.
In today's tutorial we'll be creating a simple responsive accordion that, when opened, will slide to the top of the viewport and reveal the content by fading it in. The idea is to avoid that the user has to scroll the content area into place. We'll also add some nice CSS3 transitions for the arrow to appear and to rotate when we click on an item.
For a long time we have been able to specify styles for different media types using CSS, print and screen being the most recognizable. With CSS3 these media types have been extended to allow additiona
Published. April 27, 2011 by Chris Coyier. In addition to the techniques below, see this roundup of additional explorations of this problem. Garrett Dimon: Data tables don't do so well with responsive design. Just sayin'. He has a good point. Data tables can be quite wide, and necessarily so. A single row of data needs to be kept together to make any sense in a table.
In this tutorial we will create a slideshow with a parallax effect using several CSS3 properties. The idea is to move the background positions of two backgrounds while sliding the container of the slides. View demoDownload source. In this tutorial, we are going to create a slideshow with a parallax effect with the help of some CSS3 properties.
Recently I set out to build a responsive thumbnail gallery. I expected it to take me a few minutes, but in reality it took me a few hours to work through. We’ll walk through a similar process today to help you get your mind wrapped around how it works. One major component of mastering responsive design is to figure out how to approach specific tasks and adjust to problems as they arise within the context of larger projects.
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Recently we published an article showcasing 20 Amazing Examples of Using Media Queries for Responsive Web Design. These web pages respond extremely well to different browser window sizes, from huge HD screens to smartphones. Today we’re going to show you how to use a boilerplate called Skeleton to take the headaches out of designing and building a responsive web page.
What’s responsive web design? It’s a relatively new technique, first described in mid-2010 by Ethan Marcotte in his A List Apart article of the same name. Put simply, it involves providing a number of site layouts adapted to various screen widths, and then serving those layouts accordingly thanks to the use of CSS3 media queries.