A clever solution for giving background images in responsive designs the same kind of resizability that inline images have. By mixing a starting height and percentage-based padding on the element “holding” the background image you can create a fluid aspect ratio and a subtle resizing of the image.
Some essential information for dealing with Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 if you want your responsive design to behave properly when IE10 is used as a narrow, side “snap” panel. It’s a quick fix, so there’s no reason to get caught out.
Another not-to-be-missed entry in the Creative Mornings series of talks, on Vimeo. Some great, down-to-earth (i.e. useful) advice for any kind of creative career. Even if you’re a web developer.
How long until this “stripped back readability” design aesthetic really breaks into mainstream web design? Or are sites like 37signals’ Signal vs. Noise a luxury item? And if that’s the case, isn’t it weird that the non-commercial publishing ventures on the web are the luxury experiences?
The next step from making content and services adapt to a particular device: Making content and services that adapts to the relationships between connected devices. Luke Wroblewski provides a primer.
The design/development bubble is easy to get stuck in and dangerous as a result. It’s not easy to maintain an ideal and unbiased, user-focused perspective, but at least remind from time to time that it is out there somewhere.
“…are you making something that will live into the future? Or will your work just contribute to the digital landfill?” – Cennydd Bowles
My talk on Responsive Web Design from last year’s Social Media Week, now up on YouTube.
Paul Boag picks apart Jakob Nielsen’s arguments against Responsive Design (and in favour of separate, device-focused websites) while mostly agreeing them.
A bonus is some great commentary from Stephanie Rieger about how these arguments are grounded in today’s ways of thinking about these things, when their subjects are anything but static and settled.
Tomorrow we’ll figure out better ways of doing things.