Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing for multiple screen densities, part of Learning Responsive Design.
Now that we've discussed what screen densities are and the issues surrounding higher-resolutions…screens, let's talk about ways we can optimize graphics for higher-density displays.…One of the first things you can do is to simply consider minimizing the amount of bitmapped graphics you use.…If you use vector image formats like SVG, or use CSS in place of simple graphics, many…of the issues with scaling factors will go away.…Vector graphics are resolution-independent and scale without any loss of image quality.…
Likewise, CSS-based graphics for simple icons and buttons will scale to any size and maintain…the same sharpness and clarity.…Even on lower-density mobile screens, scaling is a way of life.…It's very common for users to zoom in on page regions, so it's a good idea to try to make…your content as scalable as you can.…Of course, these approaches are not without their drawbacks.…SVG images can be considerably larger than their bitmap counterparts, and vector graphics…are redrawn with each pan and zoom.…
- What is responsive design?
- Controlling viewports
- Designing for multiple screen densities
- Working with media queries
- Using fluid grids
- Building responsive forms
- Optimizing site performance
- Building responsive mockups
- Developing a content strategy
- Designing for mobile capabilities
- Creating flexible HTML
- Testing responsive designs
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing Responsive Design
What makes sites responsive?2m 37s
2. Common Concepts
3. Responsive Design Strategies
Additional resources2m 12s
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