Where to Learn About Responsive Web Design

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Wikipedia defines Responsive Web Design as …

“an approach to web design in which a site is crafted to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones)”

Ethan Marcotte wrote the book Responsive Web Design and the article about it on A List Apart.

Learn responsive web design by watching some videos at TeamTreeHouse.com.

SmashingMagazine.com has some good tips.

If you looking for detailed tutorials, try the 15 listed in designwoop.com

The one on WebDesignWall.com is a nice short easy one to begin with.

The tutorial talked about using the meta viewport tag and using media-queries.js or respond.js to make Internet Explorer 8 support media queries.

In the book “Responsive Web Design”, it talks about using base “font-size: 100%;” and changing everything to be em’s or percentages, including padding and margins. Column widths are to be done in percentages. This makes for a flexible grid. Even the background-image faux column technique can be adapted to work with percentage width columns.

Images are constrained to always scale to fix within their containers with “max-width: 100%;” Alternatively, the excess image portions can be hidden with “overflow: hidden;”

And of course, the book talks about media queries.

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