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I came across the need to make a background image responsive, keeping the same aspect ratio at different widths. The limitation was that we couldn’t change any HTML or back end code so changing it to a simple imgwas out of the question.
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The media object by definition is flexible enough to hold images and content of varying dimensions and types, so the above examples may not be a one size fits all solution.
A group debate discussing the best way to make your site work on all devices? A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting at the J. Boye conference in. Marketing topic(s):Mobile design. Advice by Guest Expert.
add your insight...The presentation started with my outlining the challenges and options that we face today when considering the development of a new digital platform.
This concept may be more academic than practical, but it may prove useful in some situations where you want simple support for high resolution background images on modern devices.
Since images will be loaded from the file system, a slightly larger image will not present any performance bottlenecks. However, two separate images, which combined equal a larger file size than a “merged” image, will created a larger app.
So what is the "device agnostic web"? It means we don't know what device will be used to interact with our site.
But isn't that just "The Web", right? No.
Images are a particularly obvious example of the need for devices to dictate the specific dimensions needed. Why do I have to download a 15MB desktop background image if it's going to be displayed on a tiny five-inch screen?
For those websites that have gone the extra mile with a mobile website or a responsive design, the websites still don’t load quickly.
Thanks to the rise of the mobile web, we now have responsive websites. Surprisingly, even responsive designs don’t necessary load quick. Here’s how you can speed up responsive websites.
The main purpose of this article is to share my experience and lessons learnt during the responsive redesign of WVU Research website and also dispel some myths about responsive design, workflow and especially SIZE of responsive websites with example and proof.
Perhaps you've been keeping up on the responsive images #hotdrama? If you have no idea what "responsive images" means, it means serving different images un
This problem is largely solved in CSS. If the image being added to the page doesn't need to be in the markup, you can use media queries in CSS to handle the conditions and change the image accordingly.
When it comes to responsive type on the web, there's more to do than just resizing the text's container and having the text reflow inside of it. This in-depth article covers various techniques for making text responsive.
It's not enough to drop one column below another and call it a responsive layout. We need more fine-grained control over how we choreography content.
How we develop responsive layouts is going to be how we think about our html structure. Responsive design calls for more flexibility and modularity, but the way we’ve been structuring html is far less modular than we sometimes realize.
In HTML Email Design, MailChimp UX Designer Fabio Carneiro outlines how to build a responsive HTML email that your recipients will love.
Using the proper mix of HTML, CSS, and media queries, you can design an effective message fit for laptops and mobile devices, no matter what kind of content you need to send.
The outcome of the meeting was that <picture> isn’t a viable option. Browser makers don’t like the fact that it’s a new element that does the same as <img> (or what <img> should do if we were speccing it today), and that it depends on multiple nested children.
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What if i told you that not only pixel values in media queries aren't bad, but they're actually superior to ems in certain cases? Why bother? Just use pixels.
The web is a fast changing field and the latest trend in the web designing is of responsive designs that you will see everywhere. It is crucial for the designers to learn the technique in order to keep themselves up-to-date.
We’ve been designing responsively for more than three years, now, and have the small-screen pattern libraries and portfolios to prove it. But what about larger screens?
With over three years of responsive web design in our collective portfolios, we now have a solid set of design patterns for making websites work on small devices. But what about larger screens?
Data tables don't always play nice with responsive design. Fortunately there are several responsive table solutions you can use. Here's how to choose one.
Remember that any responsive table solution should be chosen based on the content of the table. Think about the best way to convey that content in the given space and under the given conditions.
here are the top 5 tips for making your RWD (Responsive Web Design) site FAST:
Responsive design’s implementation philosophy solves various problems. It is not merely a trend or just the latest thing. RWD is an evolutionary approach to design for the Web that addresses long-standing design issues.
When developing a responsive design should you work on the mobile version first and work your way up or should you start widescreen and work down?
Responsive design isn’t designing for a single static set of dimensions. It’s designing for several key sets of dimensions in a way that you can flexible get from one to the next.
For years, we’ve told clients to serve the same content to every platform. We explained that Responsive Web Design allows content to squish itself into any container.
Great read - addresses 'chicken or egg' conundrum. Web design works best with effective content - to align the two, enter project and release management, strategic planning and taking into account realistic timeframes.
Considering the rate at which the mobile web is growing, it's becoming crucial that your website be ready to accept visitors who are coming in from a widely
Considering the rate at which the mobile web is growing, it’s becoming crucial that your website be ready to accept visitors who are coming in from a widely assorted array of different devices and screen sizes.
To properly define and set expectations for how our sites should work across browsers and devices both now and in the future, we’ve made a simple change to the way we define browser support: We no longer grade browsers – instead, we grade components.
Every business needs a Mobile Website to compete in the business world today. Learn 20 amazing reasons why a mobile website is essential for business.
add your insight...See the 20 statistics related to the growth of mobile usage and how they may impact your business
It's very essential in today's business world for your online content to be as consumer friendly as possible, this infograph strongly emphesizes this.
Is having a responsive website alone good enough for SEO? No, not really. Guidelines and recommendations for better SEO of responsive websites.
Unfortunately, creating a responsive website alone won’t be enough to be properly optimized for search results. Hopefully, this audit has taken you beyond just thinking about mobile configurations when tackling mobile SEO.
When two media-queries overlap, it is a source of complexity and even bugs. How can we create two media-queries that follow each other and are totally exclusives?