Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding screen densities, part of Learning Responsive Design.
In addition to the increased diversity of screen sizes, you'll also need to deal with…the growing issue of screen densities.…Screen density is the number of pixels within a physical area of a screen,…and newer screens are featuring higher and higher screen densities every year.…Take these two iPhones for example.…This one is the older 3G model, while this is the newer 4S.…The 3G has a screen resolution of 320 pixels x 480 pixels, while the 4S has a resolution…of 640 pixels x 960 pixels.…
Now, they both have the same size screen, at 3.5 inches,…so in order to have a higher resolution, the 4S has to have a greater number of pixels.…Now, that sounds pretty straightforward, but it actually causes a number of issues…that you have to understand when designing for higher-density screens.…The first issue is properly defining what exactly a pixel is when you're dealing with…higher-density screens.…Now, if you've been designing for any time at all, you probably think you've got a pretty…good handle of what exactly a pixel is, but for screen density, we actually need to focus…
- 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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