Archive for the 'responsive web design' topic

Derek Featherstone – Accessibility as a Design Tool

Accessibility is important, but somewhere along the way it got an undeserved reputation for being ugly, costly, and driven only by technical-compliance requirements. Making it an integral part of your design early creates something that is beautiful, inexpensive, and user-experience-driven. When someone with a disability comes across usability issues in your design, they’re likely to be amplified. Something of minor inconvenience for a user could be a significant roadblock to another using assistive technology.

UIEtips: Devising a Strategy for Responsive Design

In this week’s UIEtips, I discuss some practices to help prepare your design to be adaptive for multiple device sizes. Here’s an excerpt from the article This year, it will be hard to find an organization that doesn’t prioritize making their web site responsive. Yet, as we talk to organizations moving in this direction, we’re […]

Jason Grigsby – When Responsive Design Meets the Real World

Responsive web design allows the notion of “one web” to be a reality. Designers are increasingly able to sell to their organization the idea of delivering content to multiple platforms. Putting it into practice is another story.

UIEtips: Mobile UX’s Tsunami-Sized Ripple Effects

In this week’s UIEtips, I look at how mobile technology affects our design and development decisions and how it changes the user experience. Here’s an excerpt from the article It’s a big deal. A really big deal. The pebble of the mobile phone hitting the market has grown into a massive, earth-moving force of nature […]

UIEtips: Device Experience & Responsive Design

In this week’s UIEtips, we look back at an article we published in March 2012, Device Experiences & Responsive Design. In the article, Luke Wroblewski shares two techniques to make the process of designing web applications and sites for multiple devices more manageable: classifying device experiences and designing/building responsively. Here’s an excerpt from the article […]

On November 29 – Solutions for A World of Countless Devices

We’re excited about our next virtual seminar, Solutions for A World of Countless Devices. It’s happening later this month and is being presented by one of the smartest people we know—Peter-Paul Koch. You may know him as PPK. Whether you are just starting to consider mobile design or are extending your organization’s digital experiences into […]

Jason Grigsby – Mobile-First Responsive Design

Speed and performance are a critical aspect of mobile design. Using media queries to design your site responsively is a great way to ensure proper display on mobile devices. But just shrinking a desktop site to work on a mobile device can affect performance.

UIEtips: Where Are Mobile First Responsive Web Designs?

In today’s UIEtips, we turn again to mobile design expert, Jason Grigsby. Jason looks at responsive web design and flips the process around to address some of the concerns raised about media queries. For those unfamiliar with the phrase, Mobile First RWD takes the concepts that Ethan Marcotte taught in his A List Apart article […]

Mobile-First Responsive Design – A September 13 UIE Virtual Seminar

On September 13, Jason Grigsby presents Mobile-First Responsive Design. And with your registration before August 31, you’ll get free and immediate access to Ethan Marcotte’s recording of The How and Why of Responsive Web Design. Start practicing mobile-first responsive web design by reordering your CSS, assets, and images. And learn how from Jason Grigsby, co-author […]

UIE’s Most Popular Resource & Information Tweets from 7/29 – 8/3

Here’s a recap of the resources and information we shared on Twitter last week. Accessibility Designing for Everyone: The Role of Accessibility in Service Design ^@IATV Content Strategy Avoid unpleasant surprises in your Stakeholder interviews — a super article from @braintraffic’s @melissarach Video of @karenmcgrane’s keynote on what’s next for contenty strategy. She’s also at […]