I was going to write a big long article about “responsive design” to show my potential visitors and clients that I was still around :)
Sorry for not keeping this blog up to date, but I am actually spending all my time working rather than writing.
Today, I really wanted to talk to you about this very interesting subject: responsive design.
If you don’t know what a responsive design is, you can just have a look at this very great site: www.mediaqueri.es.
I have been working on responsive designs for a little while now, when my clients expressed the need of this great feature.
My intentions today were to list all the advantages and what it meant for your website. So I got dug into a lot of articles on the Internet and I realised I didn’t know enough about responsive design yet to be able to talk about it without saying something “stupid”.
It’s ok! It only means that I am going to have to learn everything possible about it in the next few weeks so I can answer your questions when you contact me to have a responsive website.
There are a lot of advantages, and of course a few limitations related to all the different browsers, resolutions and devices that visitors use to connect onto your website.
Web is never simple. The more I develop websites and the more I realise that.
Now that Internet Explorer 5.5 is finally dead (it was THE worst of all), there are plenty of new elements that are great on paper (media queries, HTML5, CSS 3) but won’t work on some of the most recent browsers (yes, Internet Explorer 8, we are talking about you).
It also turns out that the new iPad mini is driving some web designers mad :)
Web technologies evolve so fast, I should be allowing 2 hours of everyday reading about it!