Remember when serious browsing of the internet on anything other than a desktop or laptop would be laughable? Well, those days are long gong now. The great advancements made with smartphones, and the introduction of tablet devices, have made it now so that there is no assurance of what way any website will be viewed.
So the need of ensuring websites appear as close to pixel perfect in every browser, has now become a need to ensure every device gets a quality experience. What is there for a web designer and /or developer to do?
Converting Websites To Responsive Sites is an introduction into Responsive Web Design, best suited for those just beginning learning it. Responsive Web Design is the hottest, and most useful practice of the moment. Responsive Web Design cuts the development time down tremendously when trying to target different viewing devices, and better prepares your website for the future.
This eBook covers all you’ll need to know to get started turning your older websites into Responsive Websites, while providing a solid process for creating Responsive Websites. Starting out with a brief introduction into Responsive Web Design, and ending with great advice on how a quality responsive experience should be, it is a knowledge packed read throughout.
Table Of Contents
Introduction 3 pages
In this section, Responsive Web Design is introduced and its finer points are explained. By the end of this section, a basic understanding of technicalities behind it will be gained.
Getting Started (Brief Overview, and Tools) 4 pages
The Getting Started chapter expands on what was introduced in the Introduction by going more into detail, and by introducing the necessary tools and techniques to begin building Responsive Web Sites.
Background 3 pages
This is where we begin to take a more detailed look at different aspects of Responsive Web Design that tend to intrigue newcomers. In this section, we will be looking over the best ways to achieve a responsive background no matter the chosen type.
Navigation Menus 2 pages
In this section we will look at a way to automatically feed the navigation menu designated for mobile, from the main navigation from your full site. To do this, we will be using jQuery.
Typography 2 pages
In this chapter, we will take a moment to look at how text should be set in Responsive Web Design. Going over the proper way of setting up font-size, and setting a fallback.
Images 3 pages
A hot topic amongst newcomers to Responsive Web Design is how will the images interact with a responsive design. That is why in this chapter, we will be taking a look at how to set up images to be able to respond to viewing device widths just like other elements.
Advice on targeting mobile devices 2 pages
In this final section, we will expand upon this basic understanding of Responsive Web Design. This will be done by introducing different thought provoking tips on how to improve Responsive Designs.