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The many ways visitors access web sites, via mobile devices, tablets, and desktops, now requires sites to incorporate responsive design elements that adapt to different screen sizes and browsers. In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen demonstrates design strategies, best practices, and actual code examples for creating a responsive web site. The course covers layout, navigation, responsive video embedding, and content sliders. The final chapter shows how to create an index page with jQuery Masonry, a jQuery plugin that helps you create dynamic grid layouts.
And that, my friend, brings us to the end of this course. Before I let you go, I just have a few more things I'd like to say. All the techniques that I've shown you in this course, whether it be design techniques, development techniques for responsive design, or how to use CSS in different ways to create different types of layouts, are all universal and can be applied to any theme. Of course, how you apply it will change, but the general concepts will stay the same. Media queries are media queries no matter where you go, and you just apply them in the same way I did and use the same techniques and you'll have great results.
You're free to use it the way it is. You can customize it in any way you like, to make it look more like what you want it to. You can also build child theme from it, or you can use components that you find inside an Anaximander theme and include them in another theme. You're free to do whatever you want with this code. If you want to learn more about responsive web design, I urge you to start by reading the original article, Responsible Web Design by Ethan Marcotte that's published on A List Apart. This is where responsive design started, and understanding the history of this technique makes it easier for you to understand what you can do with it.
If you want inspiration, you should go and check out this web site, mediaqueri.es. This is an ongoing library of thousands upon thousands of web sites that use responsive design, and it showcases what these web sites look like in different widths, so you can see what people are doing. It's a great place to see what's going on in responsive design, and you can also submit your own site. Just be advised, it takes a very long time from you submit it till it actually appears on the site, because there are so many sites that are being done this way.
But if you're looking for inspiration, this is a great place to start. If you want kind of a rundown of what's hot in responsible design right now, you can also sign up for this newsletter by Brad Frost. It gives you exactly that: a rundown of what's hot in responsible web design right now. And you get it right in your inbox, so you can read the great articles and tutorials that are being published on it. But what is most important about responsive web design, and what I hope I was able to impart to you with this course, is that you can take responsive web design and make it your own and make any site work really well on all different screen sizes and all devices.
By using responsive web design, you're creating better user experiences for anyone visiting the sites you build. And in the end, that's really all that matters. So go forth and build responsive WordPress themes.
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