Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites 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 mobile phones to desktop computer monitors).
A site designed with RWD adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images, and CSS3 media queries, an extension of the @media rule.
― The fluid grid concept calls for page element sizing to be in relative units like percentages, rather than absolute units like pixels or points.
― Flexible images are also sized in relative units, so as to prevent them from displaying outside their containing element.
― Media queries allow the page to use different CSS style rules based on characteristics of the device the site is being displayed on, most commonly the width of the browser.
― Server-side components (RESS) in conjunction with client-side ones such as media queries can produce faster-loading sites for access over cellular networks and also deliver richer functionality/usability avoiding some of the pitfalls of device-side-only solutions. Read more →
Web is going mobile so rather than developing different versions of websites,a single version website which adapts itself according to specific devices is the best solution.You know Ethan Marcotte-web designer published an article about responsive web design in 2010 and since then responsive web design has become the hottest topic in web design industry.
Whether you like it or not,web is moving beyond desktop and it’s not looking back like Ethan said.So responsive web design will continue to be the trendy topic in the following years.
In today’s post i’ve gathered free ebooks in PDF format which are all about responsive web design.I hope you find them useful.
List of Ebooks
. Delivering Web To Mobile
. Responsive Design Guide
. Mobile-first Responsive Web Design
. Responsive Web Design:Enriching The User Experience
. How To Build A Mobile Website:Know Your Options
. Design Case Study:Responsive Web Design Increases Sales
. Responsive Design and Small Screen Optimisation
. Responsive Web Design
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