Chapter 1. Introducing Responsive Web Design

The concept of web design used to be simple—designers would develop content for a popular desktop screen, using a layout which works for most devices to produce well laid-out and cohesive pages.

With changes in technologies and the introduction of mobile devices, the whole experience changed—gone are the days when a static layout would suffice. In its place came a need for content that responded to the available screen real estate, with elements automatically resized or hidden, according to the device being used. This forms the basis for a technique popularized by Ethan Marcotte, which we now know as responsive web design (RWD). Throughout the course of this chapter, we will begin to explore what this ...

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