Responsive design is not just another technique–it is the beginning of the maturation of a medium and a fundamental shift in the way we think about the web.
Implementing Responsive Design is a practical examination of how this fundamental shift affects the way we design and build our sites. Readers will learn how to:Build responsive sites using a combination of fluid layouts, media queries, and fluid media Adopt a responsive workflow from the very start of a project Enhance content for different devices Use feature-detection and server-side enhancement to provide a richer experience
If this experience sounds familiar, fear not . . . this book is here to help! Follow along with user experience designer and author Dennis Kardys and you will:
Examine some of the common issues that occur when a desktop site is rendered on a mobile device and learn immediate ways to fix the problems you encounter. Review strategies for mobile support and optimization, like using a responsive redesign or developing a custom native application, as well as other solutions that in some cases may be a more practical next step. Walk through design considerations for a custom mobile site so you can start serving up a better, more considered experience to your mobile users, laying the groundwork for a cohesive long-term strategy that provides a more accessible experience for all.
Ideal for anyone involved in the process of creating websites—not just developers—this book teaches you fundamental strategies and techniques for using HTML and CSS to design websites that not only adapt to any screen size, but also use progressive enhancement to provide a better user experience based on device capabilities such as touchscreens and retina displays.Start with content strategy before creating a visual designLearn why your default design should be for the narrowest screensExplore the HTML elements and CSS properties essential for responsive web designUse media queries to display different CSS styles based on a device’s viewport widthHandle elements such as images, typography, and navigationUse performance optimization techniques to make your site lighter and faster
This book is for web designers who are familiar with HTML and CSS, and want to begin with responsive web design. Web development experience and knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 is assumed.What You Will LearnExplore various layout optionsUnderstand what can be achieved in the browser, without the use of third-party toolsExecuting media queries to benefit responsive designsUnderstand the basics of responsive workflow and boilerplate frameworksImprove performance of responsive web designMaintain compatibility across various browsers In Detail
Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—providing easy reading and navigation with minimum resizing, panning, and scrolling—and all of this across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones. Responsive web design is becoming more important as the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of the Internet's total traffic.
This book will give you in depth knowledge about the basics of responsive web design. You will embark on a journey of building effective responsive web pages that work across a range of devices, from mobile phones to smart TVs, with nothing more than standard markup and styling techniques.
You'll begin by getting an understanding of what RWD is and its significance to the modern web. Building on the basics, you'll learn about layouts and media queries. Following this, we'll dive into creating layouts using grid based templates. We'll also cover the important topic of performance management, and discover how to tackle cross-browser challenges.Style and approach
This is a practical example-based book which will delve into various elements and benefits of a responsive web design. It will help you understand the essential skills needed to create responsive web sites and guide you through the basics of building responsive web pages for any device. The topics are a blend of theoretical and practical essentials which will assist you to explore more about responsive web design.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- The Power of Adobe Fireworks: What Can You Achieve With It?
- Developing A Design Workflow In Adobe Fireworks
- Refining Your Design In Adobe Fireworks
- Interactive Prototypes And Time Savers With Adobe Fireworks
- Create Interactive Prototypes With Adobe Fireworks
- Simulating The Letterpress: From Live Filters In Fireworks To CSS Code
- Extracting Logos Using Levels In Adobe Fireworks
- Creating a Pattern Library with Evernote and Fireworks
- Create Demo: An Easy Way to Present Adobe Fireworks Design Prototypes
With users increasingly accessing the web on mobile devices, it's crucial to make sure your website is built to seamlessly fit this radical change in user behavior. Mobile Web Performance Optimization is designed to help you do exactly that – it's been created to help you build fast, and mobile-user-friendly websites and applications. Featuring guidance through a range of techniques and tools essential to modern mobile development, this accessible guide will make sure you're delivering a seamless and intuitive experience for your website's users.
Begin by exploring the fundamental components of mobile web design and website optimization, before learning how to put the concepts into practice. Featuring cross-platform solutions, insights on developing lightweight yet robust UI, and insights on how to successfully manage data, this application development book takes you through every stage in the development process – so you can be confident that you're asking the right questions and using the best tools in the most effective way.
By the end, you'll understand implicitly what it means to 'build for performance'- you'll be a more confident developer, capable of building projects that adapt to a changing world.Style and approach
This book takes a step-by-step approach to mobile web optimization, explaining the topics in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic includes detailed explanations of the basic and advanced features of mobile web optimization.
Moving to Responsive Web Design shows you how to convert fixed grids, previously built on absolute units such as pixels, into fluid ones, based on relative units such as percentages or ems. You will also learn to plan how your designs and patterns will adapt across various breakpoints, and how to approach the challenge of responsive images.
The prospect of converting an existing site into responsive design, when you don’t have all the time in the world and your resources are already outstretched, can be daunting, but with this book and the right tools you can tame the scope of the project from the start and find the time for you and your team to work on making your site enjoyable on any device. Moving to Responsive Web Design is full of ideas and examples of how you can more easily plan, design, develop, and release, your responsively redesigned site.Provides ways of finding time in your hectic schedule to complete a project that is truly important
Helps you to scope a responsive redesign project so it’s achievable with the resources you have available
Provides examples of how other teams have solved some of the most common problems
What You Will LearnFind the time in your busy schedule to redesign your site.
Engage the entire team in the plan, design and development process.
Use your resources in clever and efficient ways.
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Responsive Web Design has evolved rapidly in the last few years and considering recent growth of mobile, the demands for responsive solutions are growing further. To help you prepare for the challenges of a more diverse device landscape as well as a growing number of mobile device users, Responsive Web Design Vol. 2 provides an overview of valuable hands-on techniques, approaches and best practices to improve your responsive design workflow and skills.
This eBook offers tips on creating responsive high-performance websites using server-side components, and explores solutions for navigation and responsive images. Furthermore, the authors share their insightful first-hand experience from a responsive redesign perspective as well as propose possible ways to encounter the rather uneasy question of advertising in a responsive world.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Responsible Considerations For Responsive Web Design
- Implementing Off-Canvas Navigation For A Responsive Website
- Choosing A Responsive Image Solution
- Automate Your Responsive Images With Mobify.js
- Adapting To A Responsive Design (Case Study)
- Responsive Web Design With Physical Units
- Lightening Your Responsive Website Design With RESS
- Improve Mobile Support With Server-Side Enhanced Responsive Design
- Responsively Retrofitting An Existing Site With RWD Retrofit
- Making Advertising Work In A Responsive World
By combining web standards, progressive enhancement, an iterative approach to design and development, and a desire to question the status quo, your team can create sites and applications that will perform well in a wide range of present and future devices. This guide points the way.
Topics include:Navigating thousands of browser/device/OS combinationsFocusing on optimal, not absolute solutionsFeature detection, Modernizr, and polyfillsRWD, mobile first, and progressive enhancementUIs that work with multiple user input modesImage optimization, SVG, and server-side optionsThe horribly complex world of web videoThe Web we want to see in the future