5. Becoming Responsive

“The Way is shaped by use, But then the shape is lost. Do not hold fast to shapes But let sensation flow into the world As a river courses down to the sea.”


By now, you have all the tools you need to start building responsive layouts. You’ve mastered the proportional thinking behind the flexible grid, investigated a few strategies for incorporating fixed-width media into your design, and explored how media queries can bring our designs beyond the desktop.

But up until this point, we’ve been looking at responsive design in a vacuum. In this chapter, let’s look at some different ways to begin incorporating it into our work, as well as a few paths to improve on some of the techniques we’ve ...

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