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This page provides an overview of 3 articles related to 'responsive design', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Responsive Web Design (RWD) essentially indicates that a web site is crafted to use Cascading Style Sheets 3 media queries, an extension of the @media rule , with fluid proportion-based grids (which use percentages and EMs instead of pixels) , to adapt the layout to the viewing environment, and probably also use flexible images. As a result, users across a broad range of devices and browsers will have access to a single source of content, laid out so as to be easy to read and navigate with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling. "Mobile First" and "Progressive Enhancement / Unobtrusive JavaScript" (strategies for when a new site design is being considered) are related concepts that predated RWD: browsers of basic mobile phones do not understand media queries or Javascript, and it is wise to create a basic web site then enhance it for smart phones and PCs — rather than attempt "graceful degradation" to try to degrade a complex, image-heavy site to work on the most basic mobile phones. Browser detection and mobile device detection are two ways of deducing if Javascript and certain HTML and CSS features are supported, however Javascript libraries like Modernizr, jQuery, and jQuery Mobile that directly test for features/user agents are also popular. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Responsive design)

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Metadata related to 'responsive design' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'responsive design': 3 (0.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'responsive design' across all Ariadne articles: 9
  • Average number of references to 'responsive design' per Ariadne article: 3.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'responsive design': 2012-03
  • Trending factor of 'responsive design': 11.1 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'responsive design':

  1. danielle cooley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. kirsty pitkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jonathan hassell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. sarah lewthwaite (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. ea draffan (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Bring Your Own Policy: Why Accessibility Standards Need to Be Contextually Sensitive

Brian Kelly, Jonathan Hassell, David Sloan, Dominik Lukeš, E A Draffan and Sarah Lewthwaite argue that rather than having a universal standard for Web accessibility, standardisation of Web accessibility practices and policies needs to be sufficiently flexible to cater for the local context.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012

Kirsty Pitkin reports on the 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower between 18 - 20 July 2012.

July 2012, issue69, event report

The Third Annual edUi Conference 2011

Danielle Cooley reports on the third annual edUi Conference, held over 13-14 October 2011, in Richmond, Virginia, USA, an opportunity for Web professionals in colleges, universities, libraries, museums, etc to discuss the latest developments in Web trends and technologies.

March 2012, issue68, event report

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