How to make a website
22 years ago, I worked at a company called LACityWeb.com. The company failed in the year 2000, but back in 1999 we were selling websites. The sales pitch was that a website was a key part
Analytics-driven responsive web design planning
Many of our readers have asked for an update to the mobile device diagram. Rather than diagramming what handset makers are selling, I thought it would be interesting to plot what our visitors are actually using. With that in mind, here is the updated version with data extracted from Google Analytics:
Samsung Music Chooses Drupal
SamsungMusic.com (formerly Samsung Music Hub) launched earlier this year pushing the boundaries of HTML5 and responsive web design. It was designed to work (obviously) across a large number of Android devices, with the animations taking full advantage of the built in GPU acceleration available on many mobile devices. The design was done by our awesome partners at Oakland-based
How (not) to think about Responsive Design.
The most important question we should ask is, "to what are we responding?" It's not too far to jump from that question to the point I want to drill in: we're thinking about the wrong kinds of interactions.
Drupal 7 Tutorial: Using Breakpoint Panels
This tutorial is obsolete for the new version of Breakpoint Panels - New tutorial to come
A Simple Device Diagram for Responsive Design Planning
Updated for 2015! Check out Analytics-driven responsive web design planning
Improved Lazy Loading for iPhone & Android
The latest version of the jQuery Lazy Load plugin (released Jan 29th, 2012) included the ability to customize your data attribute parameter.
When it comes to Mobile Development, Stop Worrying about Bandwidth
When it comes to mobile development, I've seen a lot of buzz recently on how CSS3 can help people eliminate images and cut the bandwidth requirement for their websites, however if a good mobile experience is important to you, you may want to think twice before deciding how to retrofit your websit
Responsive Web Design and HTML5 are the Future
With the latest launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, the world is now up to more than five major Android hardware providers. Among each of these, there is also a wide variety in the screen sizes, from the smart phones to mid and larger tablets. Outside of the Android market you have the 800 pound gorilla, Apple with their iPhone, iPod & iPad. And you have RIM with the Blackberry and Nokia (who still can't decide what they are going to use).
How we made the Metal Toad site more mobile-friendly with media queries
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about Responsive Web Design, and in particular about CSS3 Media Queries.