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A Responsive CSS Background Image Technique - Inspect Element

A Responsive CSS Background Image Technique - Inspect Element | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
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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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Examining Responsive Navigation: Toggle Patterns - Tuts+ Web Design Tutorial

Examining Responsive Navigation: Toggle Patterns - Tuts+ Web Design Tutorial | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
Welcome to the third in a series on how to develop responsive navigation patterns. This tutorial will walk you through three patterns where navigation is toggled on and off to conserve space at the top of the page. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Responsive Web Design, Navigation Design
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From webdesign.tutsplus.com - August 24, 2:50 PM

 

Welcome to the third in a series on how to develop responsive navigation patterns. This tutorial will walk you through three patterns where navigation is toggled on and off to conserve space at the top of the page. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Responsive Web Design, Navigation Design

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Welcome to the third in a series on how to develop responsive navigation patterns. This tutorial will walk you through three patterns where navigation is toggled on and off to conserve space at the top of the page. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Responsive Web Design, Navigation Design
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Dev.Opera — Native Responsive Images

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Responsive images have been a pain point when developing responsive websites for quite some time. Now, finally, a native solution is getting close. You can start using it today, with or without picturefill, and start savings your users’ time and money!

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Matt Stow : Instant, responsive print stylesheets

Matt Stow : Instant, responsive print stylesheets | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it

Your responsive styles will now flow in to printed pages, too. A user can even change the paper size and orientation and it will all "just work"*

Obviously, you'll still want to hide irrelevant elements

 

 

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Pure CSS Off-screen Navigation Menu

Pure CSS Off-screen Navigation Menu | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
Austin Wulf uses a few interesting CSS tricks to create a pure CSS version of the popular hamburger icon off-screen navigation.
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While there are plenty of jQuery plugins that will create this effect for you, it’s actually pretty easy to achieve without using any JavaScript at all.

 

This article will show you how to make a simple version of the off-canvas menu and sliding effect using only CSS.

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How we make RWD sites load fast as heck | Filament Group, Inc., Boston, MA

How we make RWD sites load fast as heck | Filament Group, Inc., Boston, MA | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
At Filament Group, We design engaging sites and apps for mobile, tablet, desktop and beyond that are simple to use and accessible to everyone.
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There has been a lot of discussion about optimizing responsive layouts for performance lately, and I think that’s great. Speed broadens access and makes users happy, much like responsive design.

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Is your Responsive Design Mobile Website Delivering Acceptable Load Times? - noupe

Is your Responsive Design Mobile Website Delivering Acceptable Load Times? - noupe | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it

To ignore the load speed of your responsive design mobile website is a ‘criminal offence’ and you’ll be punished for it by seeing your business come apart right in front of your eyes.

 

 

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RWD Bloat - daverupert.com

Responsive web design gets a bad rap for poor web performance. I investigate. News at 11.

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Now that the “RWD Causes Bloat” myth can hopefully be debunked, let’s take a look at what’s really causing my performance problems

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Which page layout? Static, Liquid, Adaptive, or Responsive

Which page layout? Static, Liquid, Adaptive, or Responsive | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
Page layout can be described with terms like fixed, static, liquid, adaptive, responsive, and more. Web designers and developers should know the difference.
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Responsive Web Design Stats: What You Should Know

Responsive Web Design Stats: What You Should Know | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
While providing a seamless experience, responsive web design also keeps your brand message consistent for any web user.
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Check out the stats to get even more insight into the benefits of utilizing a responsive design [VID]

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Flexbox Based Responsive Equal Height Blocks With JavaScript Fallback

Flexbox Based Responsive Equal Height Blocks With JavaScript Fallback | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it

If you haven’t had any touch with Flexbox, you’ll be surprised how magical it is. display: flex initiates Flexbox for the container element and flex-wrap: wrap tells to wrap child items rather than fit them onto one line.

 

 

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How To Use HTML5 Element To Achieve Responsive Image

How To Use HTML5  Element To Achieve Responsive Image | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it

The picture element is a great addition in HTML5. We have more control over the image size and dimension that the browser should present. And with picturefill we can use this new element right now even though no browsers have implemented it yet.

 

 

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Breakpoints And The Future Of Websites - Smashing Magazine

Breakpoints And The Future Of Websites - Smashing Magazine | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
This article looks at breakpoints beyond screen size and explores possibilities and approaches to use them to create truly adaptive experiences on the web.
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Mistakes to Avoid With Responsive Web Design - Flippin' Awesome

Mistakes to Avoid With Responsive Web Design - Flippin' Awesome | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it

 

 

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Creating a website with responsive design makes sense because it works across different devices. But, to make the most out of responsive web design, there are some mistakes you need to avoid.

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Why People Love And Hate Responsive Design - Vanseo Design

Some designers love and promote responsive design. Others seem to hate most everything to do with it. Why does responsive design generate so much passion?
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Responsive design raises the minimum standard for a design because now everything will have to work across devices. As responsive grows in acceptance, this minimum will be raised, improving site design in general.

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21st Century Learning Coach 's curator insight, August 21, 7:09 PM

From www.vanseodesign.com - Today, 2:11 PM

 

"Some designers love and promote responsive design. Others seem to hate most everything to do with it. Why does responsive design generate so much passion?"

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Add Masonry, Grid Layouts To Your WordPress Site With Just CSS

Add Masonry, Grid Layouts To Your WordPress Site With Just CSS | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
Display your WordPress post lists using the masonry (Pinterest) approach or maybe a grid layout, all just by adding a snippet of CSS. No plugins, shortcodes, template changes, assigning pages as the home page. Just pure CSS.
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Add Masonry, Grid Layouts To Your WordPress Site With Just CSS

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A Simple Responsive Email Design Tutorial

A Simple Responsive Email Design Tutorial | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
If you are looking to familiarize yourself with responsive emails this is a perfect place for you. In this quick tutorial I will be going over how to code a simple and minimal typography based responsive email. It will provide you a fundamental understanding how responsive emails work.
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.. curious to see this in Outlook2007/2010 (padding, max-width, etc. don't workin this email client)?

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Responsive, Fluid-Width, Variable-Item Navigation with CSS

Responsive, Fluid-Width, Variable-Item Navigation with CSS | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
Dan Rose recently had to create a fluid-width navigation with a variable number of items. He goes over the different ways to attempt this.
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Thinking ahead, it would have been impractical to change the CSS every time a menu item was added or removed. A resolution had to be found, ideally without using JavaScript.

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Responsive Web Made Easier with Chrome DevTools Device Mode

Responsive Web Made Easier with Chrome DevTools Device Mode | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it

The Device Mode comes with presets of device information including screen width, height, and device pixel ratio from popular devices, like Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy series, and makes responsively designed web development easy for us.

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Guide to Responsive-Friendly CSS Columns | CSS-Tricks

Guide to Responsive-Friendly CSS Columns | CSS-Tricks | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post by Katy Decorah (edited by Jason Morris). Katy was researching CSS columns and how they can work responsively, as there wasn'
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With CSS columns you can create a print-inspired layout with little added markup that can adapt beyond a fixed canvas.

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Dev.Opera — Responsive Images: Use Cases and Documented Code Snippets to Get You Started

The new <picture> element can be verbose and confusing, because it solves a range of use cases. To help you match your requirements to the responsive image syntax, we’ve prepared this article full of examples.

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Moving Beyond the Responsive Web to the Adaptive Web

Moving Beyond the Responsive Web to the Adaptive Web | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
Responsive web design is a core skill today, but it isn't everything. Aaron explains the advantages of an adaptive web approach.
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This concept has sometimes been called RESS, but regardless of labels, it involves making decisions on the server that determine what should and shouldn’t be sent to the user, so that nothing is sent that will not be used.

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Prioritizing Devices: Testing And Responsive Web Design

Prioritizing Devices: Testing And Responsive Web Design | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
This article devises a testing strategy to test responsive web design smart and efficient, saving you time, effort and frustration.
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There must be a better way to deal with the problem that responsive design has created for testing. In this article, we’ll devise a testing strategy so that you don’t have to test every device every time you want to update a live website.

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Are We Ready to Use Flexbox?

Are We Ready to Use Flexbox? | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
Nick Salloum looks at the basics of flebox, along with a history lesson of the spec changes, and answers the all-important question: Are we ready to use it?
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In simple words, we can mark up a few flex items inside a flex container, and define the layout arrangement with our CSS. We have numerous options when defining our layout arrangement that make possibilities endless.

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"RWD is bad for performance" is good for performance - TimKadlec.com

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Bad performance stems from a lack of attention and commitment performance within an organization—not from whether or not the site is responsive.

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Responsive Design vs 'm.' Sites

Responsive Design vs 'm.' Sites | Responsive WebDesign | Scoop.it
The segregation of the mobile experience to a subdomain, the ‘m’ domain, seems a little old school. In this article, I'll discuss why it may still be valid.
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I start from the premise that few entities use an ‘m’ domain any more, and present a few reasons why not. Then, playing devil’s advocate, I’ll offer a few reasons why you might want a separate subdomain to which to redirect your mobile user base.

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