.NET Magazine announce Responsive Week!
Thank you to everyone for the great feedback from our first newsletter, we were over awed by everyones kind words and suggestions. This week saw .NET Magazine feature a week of responsive design covering a variety of topics including Responsive Images, an interview with Mr Responsive Design (@beep),build a responsive design part one, two, three, and four (more as the week goes on), responsive typography, 320&Up plus much more…
Without further ado, Week #2.
Why we shouldn’t build separate mobile websites - There has been a long-running war going on over the mobile Web: it can be summarized with the following question: “Is there a mobile Web?”
Responsive web design: a project-management perspective - An interesting look at Responsive Design from a project management perspective from Operas Rudy Rigot.
Less Framework - Less Framework is a CSS grid system for designing adaptive websites. It contains 4 layouts and 3 sets of typography presets, all based on a single grid.
Responsive Ads - Strictly not a framework however it’s the first responsive design advertising solution that looks after a variety of publisher and advertiser requirements.
Responsive Development & Testing
Slowy App - Slowy is a tool which simulates custom connection’s conditions and limits the network traffic to a specified destination port. It is created for web developers, like me, who need to test a website with a real-world connection, even on a local server.
Image Downloads & Media Queries - Tim Kaldec has taken an indepth look at image loading patterns in different browsers. He takes a look at the best practices for including standard <img> tags vs using background images, and even finds out an interesting quirk where by a background image in an inactive media query will not load if it is a child of a container that is set to display:none;
Tutorials & Articles
Responsive Web Design & Media Queries - In the penultimate part of .net magazine responsive web design tutorial, Clearleft’s Paul Robert Lloyd explains how media queries work, and describes a device-agnostic approach to breakpoints.
Common Breakpoints - In this article Jeremy Keith takes a look at typical break points based on the newly launched dConstruct 2012.
Conferences & Workshops
dConstruct 2012 - Tickets aren’t actually on sale until 29th of May but you should definitely sign up for updates on this one. I was lucky enough to attend the previous two and was overwhelmed with the quality of content. Not always technical, but you walk away with more ideas then there will be time to implement them.
dConstruct Workshop – RWD - the full-day workshop will cover the fundamental ingredients of the approach—combining flexible layouts and media queries—before diving into the deep end of the pool. We’ll review advanced layout techniques, so that you’re as comfortable working with a fluid grid as a pixel-heavy one..
Thanks for reading Responsive Design Week #2. We hope you found out something that you didn’t know, and we encourage you to share the resource with anyone you think would further benefit from the updates.