We talked about the future of responsive images, and how the <picture> element may be able to come to the rescue. If you want to hear more about it, from the Responsive Images Community Group‘s perspective, check out this 20 minutes video from Matt Steel.
Will <picture> take CSS by storm?
We all have been pulling our hair out during development because sometimes HTML and CSS just don’t make sense.This interesting article is “a curated list of commonly frustrating HTML and CSS quandaries, miscues, and dilemmas.” The good news is that there are also many common sense solutions to them.
We talked about creating a brand new workflow for our responsive web design projects. In this interesting video from Beyond Tellarand conference in May, Meagan Fisher talks about the new web design workflow and how she applied it. It is very interesting and she makes very good points…if you don’t mind the profanity.
… but remember it will NOT help you in this class.
This site randomly display a common developer excuse. Maybe you used one or two, or maybe you can get inspired. Check out developerexcuses.com
We have talked about how content is king and how responsive design should be an “excuse” for creating great content for ALL devices. This article on alistapart.com makes this point brilliantly, and gives you some tips on how to optimize legacy content. This is my favorite quote from it:
Responsive design itself won’t fix your content—no one ever said it would. But the opportunity to implement a responsive redesign is also the opportunity to fix your content and its underlying strategy.
…like we need more. However, this one is free and seems pretty fun. I only played with it for a few minutes, but I thought maybe you would find it interesting. It is called NinjaMock, and allows collaborations as well. Check it out and let me know what you think.
We talked a lot about design that is future-friendly and device-agnostic. This is a great article from Trent Welton giving you more reason why you should design this way.
Don’t miss also the links to other interesting articles on the topic within his content.
The web is splintering among lots and lots new devices, and we can’t ignore this reality anymore. Users’ expectations are growing exponentially and we can’t afford to ignore it. 2013 has been dubbed the Year of Responsive Design, and for good reasons. In this class we will learn how to provide a great experience to all users, regardless of how they are accessing our content.
I will be a fun, if challenging ride. Welcome!