This is an interesting use of voodoo magic (or “machine learning” as we call it now) by Google to interpolate data in a small image to create a larger version. A win for performance.
Josh gives a blow-by-blow account of he created a custom icon font for an upcoming redesign of the Clearleft website: completely scalable and resolution-independent.
I truly believe it won’t be all that long until bitmap image formats will be the exception rather than the rule on the web.
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.
Another browser-based tool for viewing the same site at different sizes, but this one displays them all the same time, side by side.
Another browser-based tool for testing your responsive designs at different screen sizes.
Remy created this tool for resizing a viewport to figure out where to put the breakpoints in your media queries.
A handy little service for viewing sites at different dimensions. Just be aware that it doesn’t actually emulate different devices.
A brilliant list of New Year's Resolutions for Coders.
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."
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."
This is for real. The text of a bill being proposed in Idaho to commend Napoleon Dynamite "for showcasing the positive aspects of Idaho's youth, rural culture, education system, athletics, economic prosperity and diversity."