Tags: liquid

Resizable Displays | Fluid Interfaces

See now, this is why liquid layouts are the way to go.

Script Junkie | Flexibility: A Foundation for Responsive Design

Emily walks us through a responsive design case study, stressing the importance using percentages for layout.

LukeW | Multi-Device Layout Patterns

Luke catalogues layout patterns in responsive designs.

Fluid Baseline Grid - A sensible HTML5 and CSS3 development kit

A set of default styles to get started on a mobile-first responsive design.

You Say Responsive, I Say Adaptive | Sparkbox

On the importance of using fluid grids as part of responsive web design:

We do responsive web design, but we don’t do it for the sake of being trendy. We do it because we believe it’s the way websites should be made. This is an opportunity for us to finally embrace the dynamic medium we build for. The web is not fixed width.

Fit To Scale | Trent Walton

More documentation of a responsive redesign, this time from Trent Walton. Be sure to check out the FitText jQuery plug-in that was created as a result.

Design for the changing web: Our response :: Studio :: Headshift

Documenting the process of switching to a responsive design. I think there’s always insight to be gained from seeing how your peers are approaching these challenges.

Anna Debenham

Anna’s redesign is beautiful, no matter what browser or device you’re using.

The Personal Disquiet of Mark Boulton

A beautiful new responsive design from Mark.

Experimenting with responsive design in Iterations - (37signals)

37 Signals document their experiments with responsive web design. Looking good.

Talking Animal blug

This is the way to do an adaptable liquid layout. Media queries are your friend. Oh, and the content's good too.

Shinichi Maruyama

Black ink meets water.

Fluid Images — Unstoppable Robot Ninja

Ethan follows up his Fluid Grids article with an equally excellent piece on resizing images.

A List Apart: Articles: Fluid Grids

Superb article by Ethan on calculating percentages for liquid layouts. Read it. Do it.

Effective Design for Multiple Screen Sizes | mobiForge

A superb article by Bryan Rieger on designing for multiple screen sizes. The closing section makes it clear that if you care about mobile, you'd better get comfortable with liquid layouts fast.

Simon Wiffen - Acoustic Singer Songwriter from Leeds

Just for the record, this is a superb example of a bulletproof liquid layout: Simon Wiffen, solo acoustic singer-songwriter from Leeds.

On Nails, Lipstick, and Redesigns — Unstoppable Robot Ninja

Ethan has redesigned. It's shiny and beautifully proportioned.

kropp

Good typography + stylish grid + liquid layout = WIN!

The Rissington Podcast | Like Gardeners Question Time, but for geeks

Check out the redesigned site for the podcast from Jon and John. Acknowledge the divinity in its gloriously liquid splendour. Smashing work, chaps!

Upcoming.org Suggestion Board

Did you notice that Upcoming recently switched from liquid to fixed? Have your say about that here.

mezzoblue § About Mezzoblue

Dave redesigns. And before I could bash him for his wide fixed width layout, he went and added a Jeremy Keith Button® on his about page that toggles between liquid and fixed. Cheeky bugger.

Resolution vs. browser size vs. fixed or adaptive width | 456 Berea Street

Roger hits the nail on the head: "fixed widths are used for the wrong reason - designer vanity. Come on, you’re designing for the Web, which means it’s your job to let things be flexible when you can."

Screen Resolution and Page Layout (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

The devil can cite scripture for his own purpose... and now I can cite Nielsen: "...use a liquid layout that stretches well for any resolution, from 800x600 to 1280x1024."

Design View : Andy Rutledge - Amazon.com Redux

Andy Rutledge proposes a new design for Amazon, saying "Many of these issues can be fixed and/or addressed by adopting a fixed layout." What a load of bollocks. Try doing a liquid layout right.

Liquid Designs

This is something I always meant to do but never got around to: a gallery site for good liquid design.

Progressive Layout

Using JavaScript to serve up fixed or liquid layout based on browser width.

CSS Beauty | Designer in Action

I've been suckered into another debate on fixed width layouts: "Discussing whether 800 is better than 1024 is like discussing whether Coke is better than Pepsi when all you really want is a nice drink of water."

About fluid and fixed width layouts

Roger Johansson details his elastic design.