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The Multi-Device Web

Posted by Chelsea Odell on Aug 12, 2013 3:00:13 AM

In 2012, .net magazine listed Responsive Design as the #2 Top Web Design Trend for 2012. A year later, Mashable called 2013 the Year of Responsive Design. The reason Responsive Design has become important so quickly is because of the Mobile Web, or, more accurately, what some are now calling the Multi-Device Web. In this post, I’m going to talk about how the devices we use to connect to the Web drive how we design for the Web, and how the emergence of a Multi-Device Web has led to the current need for flexible solutions like Responsive Design. *

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Topics: Design, Mobility, Usability

CSS Preprocessors

Posted by Chelsea Odell on Mar 25, 2013 10:30:19 AM

Have you ever had to change the colors in a website? How about update the font style or size? If you’re still working without the benefit of a CSS preprocessor, chances are you did a search through all your CSS files, hopefully replacing all the instances where the color or font existed (only to miss at least one instance). Haven’t you always wished there was a better way? Some way to declare your website’s colors and fonts so that you’d only have to update one place in one file? Wish no longer. This is the type of problem CSS preprocessors solve, along with much more besides.

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Topics: Design, Usability

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