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Responsive Web Design

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Since its groundbreaking release in 2011, Responsive Web Design remains a fundamental resource for anyone working on the web.

Learn how to think beyond the desktop, and craft designs that respond to your users’ needs. In the second edition, Ethan Marcotte expands on the design principles behind fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries. Through new examples and updated facts and figures, you’ll learn how to deliver a quality experience, no matter how large or small the display.

What’s new in the second edition?

Discover new tips and tricks for browser support, take a closer look at solutions for serving images, explore the role of progressive enhancement in web design, find better methods for managing bandwidth, and more. Follow along with the new examples and approaches Ethan has assembled, and dive in to his meticulously revised code samples.

Contents

  1. Our Responsive Web
  2. The Flexible Grid
  3. Flexible Images (Read this chapter online)
  4. Media Queries
  5. Becoming Responsive

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Responsible Responsive Design

Master responsive web design, from fundamental principles and techniques to responsibly delivering the right content in the right context.

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What People Are Saying

  • Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows. Ethan’s straightforward approach to designing for this complexity represents a fundamental shift in how we’ll build websites for the decade to come.

  • While the basic principles of responsive web design haven’t changed, this book is more important than ever. Over the past few years, organizations large and small have implemented this technique—and many more are just starting the process. Whether you’re familiar with this approach or are learning about it now, Ethan’s book is the indispensable guide to responsive design.

  • Every so often, something comes along in our industry that defines a moment in time: Jeffrey Zeldman’s Designing with Web Standards, or Doug Bowman’s Wired.com redesign. This book is one of those moments. Insightful, witty and practical, Responsive Web Design points us in the direction of a new web.

About the Author

Ethan Marcotte is an independent designer and author, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He coined the term “responsive web design” to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web. His speaking and writing on the topic have been widely praised, as they demonstrate how designers and organizations can leverage the Web’s flexibility to design across mobile, tablet, and desktop—and whatever might come next.

Over the years, Ethan has been a featured speaker at many conferences, including An Event Apart, SXSW Interactive, and Webstock. His clientele has included New York Magazine, the Sundance Film Festival, The Boston Globe, and People Magazine. He also cofounded Editorially, a collaborative writing platform.

Additional Info

  • ISBN: 978-1-9375571-8-8
  • Paperback: 153 pages
  • Published: First Ed. Jun 7, 2011; Second Ed. Dec 2, 2014
  • First Ed. also available in: French, Korean, Russian

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