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Fractional. — Ethan Marcotte

Ethan’s ode to the fr unit in CSS grid.

Rebuilding slack.com – Several People Are Coding

A really great case study of a code refactor by Mina, with particular emphasis on the benefits of CSS Grid, fluid typography, and accessibility.

The math of CSS locks

A very very in-depth look at fluid typography in CSS using calc.

Get the Balance Right: Responsive Display Text ◆ 24 ways

Some really great CSS tips from Rich on sizing display text for multiple viewports.

Resizable Displays | Fluid Interfaces

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

LukeW | Multi-Device Layout Patterns

Luke catalogues layout patterns in responsive designs.

The ‘trouble’ with Android | Stephanie Rieger

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.

Responsive Design Essentials: Look Great on any Device - Facebook developers

The process behind the mobile-first responsive design of audiovroom.com.

You Say Responsive, I Say Adaptive | Sparkbox

On the importance of using a fluid grid in responsive design.

Foundation: Rapid Prototyping and Building Framework from ZURB

A framework for banging out ready-made 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.

Golden Grid System

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.

ProtoFluid. Rapid Prototyping of Adaptive CSS and Responsive Design.

Another browser-based tool for testing your responsive designs at different screen sizes.

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.

Hand Crafted Web design Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, Peterborough | Bitfoundry

A thoroughly lovely responsive design, very nicely and thoughtfully executed.

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.

Information Architects

A great example of responsive web design. I like the idea of upping the font size for really large viewports. I may do that on Huffduffer.

Finally ° a fluid Hicksdesign ° The Hickensian ° Hicksdesign

Jon gets flexible. This is the mark of a true web designer.

Fluid Images — Unstoppable Robot Ninja

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