Device-agnostic, responsive web design

I avoided ‘responsive design’ at first cos it totally sounded like an old thing repackaged.
Now I’ve looked into it more, I can say confidently that yes – it totally is.

If you’ve been webdeving for the last few years – optimizing for different resolutions, building mobile version stylesheets, etc. – you’re already in at ground level.

‘Responsive’ is just the executive floor upstairs where you do less work to achieve the same effect.

http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2012/03/22/device-agnostic-approach-to-responsive-web-design/

http://www.html5rocks.com/en/mobile/responsivedesign/

Responsive web stuff essentially works by combining fluid css (eg. percentage widths) with css media queries (“are you a 320px mobile screen or a giant fuckoff BenQ?”) to make a site layout adjust and ‘optimise’ itself automagically in whatever environment. Which means you’re not up all night redoing different versions of things every time a pixel sneezes.

I’m new to this too, so if you find any interesting responsive web things, please feel free to share!

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