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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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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.
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.
This article looks at breakpoints beyond screen size and explores possibilities and approaches to use them to create truly adaptive experiences on the web.
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.
For most of my career I’ve had to battle designers creating incredibly unrealistic best-case scenario mock-ups. You know what I’m talking about. The user’s name is “Sara Smith” and always fits neatly on one line.
In this tutorial, we're going to create some slide and push off screen menus that transition into view using CSS3 transitions.
Google wants your mobile pages to load under a second! Yes, that’s how fast the load time of your website must be, irrespective of the fact whether it is a
Out of the 155 responsively designed websites that the company surveyed, 69% of the sites took an unacceptably long time to load, and just 21 % took less than 4 seconds to load, which is deemed acceptable.
Responsive web design is not only about pretty layouts and fashionable templates. Your utmost goal is to provide users with a uniform user experience acros
Here are the main mistakes you want to avoid in order to accomplish your goal safely and effectively.
A practical example
Designing user interfaces for filtering content lists can be very challenging, especially when dealing with a lot of different parameters. Think of combining parameters like date range, content types and content statuses with keyword search.
Developing web designs that adjust to the width or - if needed - the height of a browser window is easy with percentage-based values. You will probably be
But using percentage-based values is not always the best way to define sizes in relation to the browser window. CSS3 introduces new units that explicitly address this problem.
There’s debate about web hamburgers, but I’m focusing on mobile with iOS as the examples, and much of this applies to Android.
There are many different ways to test websites on mobile devices, but they are not all created equal. Here are five different methods to test a mobile site, ordered from the most ideal to the least favorable.
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?
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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Bad performance stems from a lack of attention and commitment performance within an organization—not from whether or not the site is responsive.
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.
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.
When you think about web design clients, you probably don't think about chefs and fast food and preparing home cooked meals. I hope to change that.
At one point in the recording Brad made an analogy between responsive design and cooking or eating at McDonald’s that started my brain churning. I liked the analogy and thought I could tweak and expand on it.
With picturefill.js and the multiple images that the Media Uploader creates, we can create an automated process for responsive images on our WordPress-powered sites.
Responsive web design is a technique for building websites that work on mobile devices, tablets, and desktop screens. Learn the basics and what's new.
Whether you’re totally new to web design or if you need to learn what’s new, this guide will help you catch up with the present.
By showing / hiding the labels during scroll, we can make sure that the user gets a chance to learn the icons associated action. We could even fade in the label once the user scrolls up again.
If you’re not already thinking mobile first, you should at least consider it. Let’s go over compelling data that demonstrate the importance of focusing on performance for mobile devices.
Tables of data with many columns, and detailed graphical content (such as infographics), are two of the trickiest subjects to tackle in responsive design
Designing for moments honors content as the crux of a website’s value. And by using media queries, I believe we can scale those moments gracefully—making small adjustments that make reading as comfortable as possible within the allocated space.
I wrote a post recently looking at the pros and cons of adaptive web design (AWD), and the comments highlighted the confusion and crossover that exists between AWD and responsive design.
In this article, I'm just going to poke at some ideas around responsive email. These are not robust, production-ready ideas, I just thought it was fun to think about.