Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the need for responsive design, part of Learning Responsive Design.
Over the years, we've seen a lot of web design trends come and go.…In fact, I'd say the one constant in the field of web design is change.…With so many new developments and techniques cropping up, it's sometimes hard to keep track…of what's important and what's not when you're deciding what to learn next,…so it's only natural to wonder just how important responsive design is and whether or not you…need to dedicate the time and energy required to learning it.…Well, the easiest way for me to illustrate this is to simply show you why it's so important.…
Every single one of the screens that you see here is able to connect to and display your websites.…And this isn't even half of the screen sizes and resolutions available.…In the past, we've had a pretty good handle on what the target screen resolution for our design should be.…When I first started designing web pages, 640 X 480 was the standard screen size.…From there it went up to 800 X 600, 1,024 X 768, and so on.…To keep pace with the screen sizes, we simply made our designs wider and wider and wider.…
- 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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