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Responsive Mobile Design: Designing for Every Device by Phil Dutson

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Chapter 14. Device Detection and Server Requests

This chapter covers the current solutions for device detection as well as the process to follow when a browser requests resources from a server.

The ability for a server to understand the capabilities of the device is beneficial for both the user and developer. By knowing what to serve, you can send the right file, at the right size, and keep your HTML markup clean and neat. This helps you keep your site manageable and your visitors happy.

Device Detection

During the course of your job, you will at some point be required to create, design, or build a product that will work for a myriad of users. There are times where this will be a relatively easy task with the parameters of the projects laid out ...

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