I linked to the first of Ethan’s short videos on accessibility last week, but it’s well worth checking out all five:
2010 was quite a year:
Nothing’s been quite the same since.
I remember being at that An Event Apart in Seattle where Ethan first unveiled the phrase and marvelling at how well everything just clicked into place, perfectly capturing the zeitgeist. I was in. 100%.
Andy takes Utopia for a spin—it very much matches his approach.
This is the project that Trys and James have been working on at Clearleft. It’s a way of approaching modular scales in web typography that uses CSS locks and custom properties to fantastic effect.
Utopia is not a product, a plugin, or a framework. It’s a memorable/pretentious word we use to refer to a way of thinking about fluid responsive design.
Ethan’s ode to the
fr unit in CSS grid.
A really great case study of a code refactor by Mina, with particular emphasis on the benefits of CSS Grid, fluid typography, and accessibility.
A very very in-depth look at fluid typography in CSS using
Some really great CSS tips from Rich on sizing display text for multiple viewports.
See now, this is why liquid layouts are the way to go.
Luke catalogues layout patterns in responsive designs.
Stephanie focuses on Android but this is a cautionary tale about trying to impose control over what you’re sending to the multitude of mobile devices out there.
Designing to fixed screen sizes is in fact never a good idea…there is just too much variation, even amongst ‘popular’ devices.
The process behind the mobile-first responsive design of audiovroom.com.
On the importance of using a fluid grid in responsive design.
A framework for banging out ready-made responsive designs.
A set of default styles to get started on a mobile-first responsive design.
I’m usually not a fan of CSS “frameworks” but I like the thinking that’s gone into this fluid, responsive system. I particularly like this advice:
Take it apart, steal the parts that you like, and adapt them to your own way of working.
Another browser-based tool for testing your responsive designs at different screen sizes.
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.
A thoroughly lovely responsive design, very nicely and thoughtfully executed.