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I can’t imagine that anyone who’d pick this book up would be less than an intermediate Web designer.

Responsive design is not just another technique–it is the beginning of the maturation of a medium and a fundamental shift in the way we think about the web. UI Design Trends for The book is a professional guide on how to redesign websites, but it also introduces a whole new mindset for progressive Web design.

One thing that bothered me was that images of different sizes were displayed next to each other at the same size in the book, even though the points being discussed were directly caused by the difference in size.

Trivia About Responsive Web De A decade ago, Jeffrey Zeldman’s Designing WIth Web Standards certainly fit that description, convincing many of us to drop our table-based layouts in favour of accessible, standards-compliant CSS layouts.

This is a great little book, but it’s worth stressing that Ethan makes the case for fully responsive websites using relative font sizes, fluid grids and flexible images, and also encourages a mobile-first approach to web design and agile development processes – things that may require a new mindset as much as a new workflow.

After all, the alternative – page elements lost in a sea of whitespace and line lengths too wide to be comfortably read, or content constricted into squashed-up columns, images cropped awkwardly or poking out where they shouldn’t – well let’s just say these have never been happy places for the designer pathological about presentation.


For sale on Amazon paperback: Before sharing this book with the designers I used to work with we used to struggle with their intention to always have a perfect This is indeed a must read for front-end developers and web designers as well. Is it too soon to call this book seminal?

Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte

Layout approaching breaking point? And this book, like those tutorials, sometimes rushes through topics and skips over details, becoming nothing more than code snippets surrounded by hastily written paragraphs.

As technology has evolved, this book has become slightly out of date. Chapters II – IV 2.

The practices applied within abookapartt book have been standards for so many years and we’ve been following them already. Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web Voices That Matter New devices and platforms emerge daily.

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Responsive web design is the idea that, when creating a web page, it should work seamlessly and correctly on all screen sizes and devices, from an iPhone or Android phone up through a widescreen desktop computer. Thankfully we now speak the same language. And this is all without a comment section to contact the author for clarification and article refinement.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This one is about making websites that will cope with the multitude of different browser sizes and contexts web developers have to deal with these days.

And I like the quirky friendly voice. From mobile browsers to netbooks and tablets, users are visiting your sites from an increasing array of devices and browsers. But Marcotte brings them altogether in a way that has thoroughly convinced me to give up on merely elastic layouts when I can have truly responsive ones instead. If you’re already a front-end developer, well, pretend you’re also wearing a pirate hat.

Jan 05, Ricardo Rocha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Good to dip your feet into responsive web design. It is well written and even funny at times.


You will get useful advice on innovative UX techniques, learn about the peculiarities of mobile context in Web design and discover useful Photoshop techniques. This was a good updated primer for RWD, but I think the Responsible Responsive book has more tactical knowledge for engineers looking to implement responsive designs.

Skragglies – The Digital Marketing Agency. You also ensure that you understand from the start what the most essential parts of the site are. I’ve purchased the other books in the series I got them all at once and I suspect I will have similar disapointed feelings about them as well. This book uses an example site to demonstrate: The book is not technical to much for designers – going through ‘technical’ part of the book gives design-heads an idea of what dev I found the whole book particularly interesting and believe anyone web-business-related can benefit from reading it.

Jun 24, Stringy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Ethan Marcotte will explore CSS techniques and design principles, including fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries, demonstrating how you can deliver a quality experience to your users no matter how large or small their display. Reponsive 25, Phat Nguyen rated it it was amazing. Unlike its predecessors, the new Smashing Book 3 has the main theme: From mobile browsers to netbooks edsign tablets, users are visiting your sites from an increasing array of devices and browsers.

Oct 13, Reido rated it it was amazing.

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