Jump Start Responsive Web Design
Publisher: SitePoint
Released: March 2013
Pages: 150

Get a Jump Start on Responsive Web Design today!

Responsive Web Design is redefining the way websites are designed, enabling you to craft websites that deliver exceptional experiences to your users - whether they happen to be using a desktop PC, tablet or mobile device.

In just one weekend with this SitePoint book, you'll learn how to:

  • Use media queries to maximize website usability
  • Harness the power of fluid grids
  • Use dynamic images to automatically scale and select appropriate images

Plus you'll discover how to use responsive content and a mobile first approach.

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3.0

Lots of tips

By vdebolt

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      Comments about oreilly Jump Start Responsive Web Design:

      I found this book uneven in usefulness, so I'm only giving it 3 stars, although it did have some very valuable tips.

      The first part of the book talks in general about responsive design. Then it goes into fluid grids. The explanation of the mathematical underpinnings of grids and font-size decisions in this section were clear. However, some parts of this discussion made almost no sense to me because the reader is expected to download files and be at a computer while reading. The code examples printed in the text are not adequate for someone like me who was reading an electronic version of the book to follow the discussion. There were references to things unseen and comments you couldn't follow unless you were working in the downloaded code.

      The adaptive images chapter gave us several alternate ideas for working with images. There was no definitive best practice set forth in this section because we really don't have a definite answer yet, or even a final choice as to the HTML elements that will format responsive images.

      In the section on understanding media queries there was excellent detail and advice. I was impressed with some of the solutions the authors pointed to dealing with the constantly changing number of potential breakpoints in responsive designs.

      The chapter I found most fascinating was the one on responsive content. Discussion focused on ways to structure content with metadata and supporting structure that allow for the reuse of chunks of content in various ways. This is part of the overall concept of responsive design that seldom gets mentioned. The book is worth reading for this chapter alone.

      The final chapter looked at various boilerplate solutions and how they can be adapted to your individual needs.

       
      5.0

      Have the website of your dreams :)

      By Natosha120

      from tuckerton, NJ

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        Comments about oreilly Jump Start Responsive Web Design:

        I think this was very helpful, it explains every thing you need to know on how to start your webpage and what certain things mean. Without this book I'd probably be so confused. It has tips, and warns you if you should be doing something different cause of problems that may occur.. So I think in away this actually taught me more and helped me design a better template and webpage for what my business is all about.

         
        5.0

        Awesome Overview

        By kendo

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          Comments about oreilly Jump Start Responsive Web Design:

          Gives you everything you need and nothing you don't. Overview of responsive design, these guys get it!

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