Adaptive/Responsive Design

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Responsive and
Adaptive Web Design
By: Chad W. Stoker (MCTS, MCP, MCAD)
President & Chief Technology Officer
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Responsive Web Design
means what???
◦ Hardware form factors…
◦ Re-thinking web layout…
◦ As always, balance between
existing skill-sets and project
priorities…
Responsive Web Design intro
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HTML5 – This should be the new target
for all of your web development. Think
about how to achieve this with ASP.NET
versus ASP.NET MVC.
Fluid Grids
Fluid Images
Media Queries
CSS3
Javascript
Tools
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Modernizr
http://www.modernizr.com/
Example:
◦ if (Modernizr.canvas) {
◦ // let's draw some shapes!
◦ } else {
◦ // no native canvas support available :(
◦}
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W/O Modernizr :
return !!document.createElement('canvas').getContext;
Pre-requisites (1)
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HTML5 shim for IE…
(http://code.google.com/p/html5shiv/)
◦ <!--[if lt IE 9]> <script
src="http://html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5
.js"></script> <![endif]-->
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CSS3 Media Queries Shim…
(http://code.google.com/p/css3-mediaqueriesjs/)
◦ <!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="http://css3-mediaqueriesjs.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/css3mediaqueries.js"></script> <![endif]-->
◦ Note: Doesn't work on @import'ed stylesheets (which
you shouldn't use anyway for performance reasons). Also
won't listen to the media attribute of
the <link> and <style> elements
Pre-requisites (2)
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The goal:
Your first Responsive design…
1,024 pixels and above (Desktops and
Laptops)
 Between 1,024 and 700 pixels (tablets)
 700 pixels and below (phones)
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Standard screen-sizes
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Using the “float” CSS attribute
Remembering your HTML5 tags
Remembering your backwardcompatibility issues
Keeping it to just 2 columns max
Keeping the content to simple text that
wraps.
Float settings…
Starting out easy
Identifying where a “Fluid
Grid” can be constructed.
 Calculating width…
 Demonstrate how Border,
padding, margins, etc
affect the wrapping
behavior.
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Making it a bit more tricky…
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Now we’ve got something…
◦ Welcome - @media CSS!
MEDIA QUERIES IN ACTION…
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What about my static top navigation
width?
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Demo…
Navigation Options
http://www.zeldman.com/
 http://easy-readers.net/books/adaptiveweb-design/ (Book)
 http://www.alistapart.com/articles/respon
sive-web-design/
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http://www.w3.org/TR/css3mediaqueries/ (W3WC Media Queries)
More Information at…

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