I’ve been getting into resposnsive design lately – really kicking the tires and seeing what’s what. Responsive design is creating a page, email or other digital asset in a way that it will respond to the device on which it’s being viewed. I just finished a pretty good book called Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte, you can read more about it here. It’s a pretty quick read, and deals with handling many aspects of responsive design. I have used media queries before but this went into using ems, and percentages, and also some good tips on handling images which can be tricky. I’m also starting to look into HTML email with responsive design. Amazon announced the new Kindle Paperwhite today, and with the iPad mini just around the corner, making your stuff look good on any device can be challenging. Even with the new retina displays, keeping up with the new ways in which people consume digital media can be challenging.
Amazon unveiled the Kindle Paperwhite today and with the iPad mini on its way, designing for multiple devices can be a chore as well as being essential to delivering your content for a good user experience.
I’ve come across some good resources for responsive design:
Smashing Magazine has a good breakdown to start with
Elated.com has a good article with the basics
Designmodo has a great collection of tools for responsive design
I’m hoping to have some examples soon as well, this site uses a child theme, and I need to look at creating a responsive theme that will fit the site. There are some out there, I just need to sift through and get coding.