Simplifying the buzz word “Responsive Design”

Published on Feb 4, 2013 by Jamie Munro

Every so often there is a new buzz word in the web development/design industry.  A few years ago it was HTML5 and CSS3.  Now it seems to be “responsive design”.  And of course this makes a lot of sense.  With more and more Internet users accessing the content on their laptop or desktop PC, tablets, and mobile phones, websites need to be able to be ready to serve up the content in an appropriate fashion.

In this article, I want to take a step back and help simplify this process because by stopping and thinking just a little bit, it doesn’t need to be complicated.  In fact it’s quite simple.

At the time of writing this article, my blog is only about 50% responsive, I am planning a new design soon that will take it to the next level.

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Tags: CSS | html | Optimization | Mobile | Theory | responsive design | flexible grids | media queries | CSS

Simplifying the buzz word “Responsive Design”

Published on Feb 4, 2013 by Jamie Munro

Every so often there is a new buzz word in the web development/design industry.  A few years ago it was HTML5 and CSS3.  Now it seems to be “responsive design”.  And of course this makes a lot of sense.  With more and more Internet users accessing the content on their laptop or desktop PC, tablets, and mobile phones, websites need to be able to be ready to serve up the content in an appropriate fashion.

In this article, I want to take a step back and help simplify this process because by stopping and thinking just a little bit, it doesn’t need to be complicated.  In fact it’s quite simple.

At the time of writing this article, my blog is only about 50% responsive, I am planning a new design soon that will take it to the next level.

Read more >

Tags: CSS | html | Optimization | Mobile | Theory | responsive design | flexible grids | media queries | CSS

CSS: Start Generic before going Specific

Published on Oct 23, 2012 by Jamie Munro

This might be a boring refresher for some people; however, I think it’s important from time-to-time to go back and visit the basics.  CSS can provide a lot of power to a web developer (or designer), but when used improperly it can cause a lot of headaches.

When using CSS, like doing on development, it’s important to stop and think about what you are doing and more importantly, what’s the easiest way to accomplish it!

Let’s start with understanding the acronym behind CSS – it stands for Cascading Style Sheets.  Cascading, being the very important word to understand.  This means that the base styles you define will carry throughout (or cascade) all of your design unless a specific style is overridden.

I’m going to begin by demonstrating how I typically begin creating a style sheet.

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Tags: CSS | organization | CSS

CSS: Start Generic before going Specific

Published on Oct 23, 2012 by Jamie Munro

This might be a boring refresher for some people; however, I think it’s important from time-to-time to go back and visit the basics.  CSS can provide a lot of power to a web developer (or designer), but when used improperly it can cause a lot of headaches.

When using CSS, like doing on development, it’s important to stop and think about what you are doing and more importantly, what’s the easiest way to accomplish it!

Let’s start with understanding the acronym behind CSS – it stands for Cascading Style Sheets.  Cascading, being the very important word to understand.  This means that the base styles you define will carry throughout (or cascade) all of your design unless a specific style is overridden.

I’m going to begin by demonstrating how I typically begin creating a style sheet.

Read more >

Tags: CSS | organization | CSS

Highlights from Webistrate: HTML5, MVC 3, and CSS3

Published on Sep 21, 2011 by Jamie Munro

Over the past few weeks some great articles have been released on Webistrate:



Exploring some of the new features of ASP.NET, HTML5, and CSS3.

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Tags: CSS | Optimization | html5 | css3 | mvc3 | Theory