Luke catalogues layout patterns in responsive designs.
Link archive: March 15th, 2012
Jason reiterates Bruce’s rallying cry: Performance First!
If you could only do one thing to prepare your desktop site for mobile and had to choose between employing media queries to make it look good on a mobile device or optimizing the site for performance, you would be better served by making the desktop site blazingly fast.
Bruce hammers home the importance of speed and performance on mobile (and frankly, everywhere).
So perhaps some of the time and effort put into media queries, viewports, avoiding scrolling, line length would actually be better employed reducing HTTP requests and optimising so that websites are perceived to render faster.
Luke rounds up some of the alternatives to bitmap-based images—an increasingly important topic for “resolutionary” “retina’ displays (bleurgh!).
An excellent piece by Stephanie on how to approach print stylesheets. I’ve always maintained that Print First can be as valid as Mobile First in getting you to focus on what content really matters.
The video that was played at Jeffrey’s inauguration into the South by Southwest Interactive Hall of Fame.
The slides from Andy’s tour-de-force presentation at South by Southwest on CSS best practices.
Evan’s experiences of—and thoughts about—South by Southwest mirror my own to an uncanny degree.