April 23, 2019
This is an excerpt from Scott Jehl’s book Responsible Responsive Design. 2014, A Book Apart.
Chapter 1: Responsible Design
“My love for responsive centers around the idea that my Web site will meet you wherever you are—from mobile to full-blown desktop and anywhere in between.”—Trent Walton, “Fit to Scale”
Responsive design’s core tenets—fluid grids, fluid images, and media queries—go a long way toward providing a holistic package for cross-device interface design. But responsive design itself relies on features that may not work as expected—or at all. Our sites need to react to unexpected user behaviors, network conditions, and unique support scenarios.
In this chapter, we’ll dig into two responsible tenets: usability and accessibility. We’ll cover higher-level considerations before getting into nitty-gritty code you can implement now and expect to last. To start, let’s talk design. Read More