I've been working with a mobile web application for the last couple months and have slowly been realizing the difficultly for an app built on the same HTML to render correctly on multiple devices. Most of my time spent it ...
One of the big 3 requirements for responsive design is flexible images and media. On the surface it seems like an easy thing to do. You remove width and height attributes on images, set their max-width to 100% and call it a day. Beneath the surface there’s a lot more we need to consider.
In Responsive Web Design in Sass Part 2 I wrote about using media queries in Sass 3.1. At the time, I was mostly limited to the (still very cool) @media bubbling feature. I also pointed out some of the shortcomings.
At the end of the post I previewed how you can use @content blocks, one of the emerging features of Sass 3.2, to write a mixin that can really help to simplify using media queries in Sass. With Sass 3.2 nearly upon us, I am happy to report that media queries have become the first-class citizens they deserve to be. Let’s see what’s new.
When Media Queries got introduced and people started out with Responsive Web Design, I used to overwrite my Desktop styles to make it fit on Mobile. Later I shifted to “Mobile first” where you start...
The move towards developing responsive websites has introduced a set of new tools that help can developers learn the ropes fast and start producing cross-browser and non-device specific websites quickly and more efficiently. Let us see some of these tools and resources that you can leverage as we get deeper into responsive web design:
Adaptive Images Your website is increasingly being viewed on smaller screens that consume low bandwidth. In addition to other challenges associated with developing for small screens, image resizing is one of the things to take into consideration. Fortunately, Adapative Images, a PHP script that works on any website, can help in this regard. Adaptive Images detects screen sizes abd re-scales versions of your HTML images, ultimately helping you deliver small images to small screens. FitText Have you ever desired to have scalable headlines that fill the width of parent elements when developing fluid layouts? The JQuery plugin will allow you to resize your fonts and ensure that they fit where they are supposed to regardless of the device or browser.
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