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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Essentials by Asoj Talesra, Gaurav Gupta, Alex Libby

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Exploring best practices

Best practices...ugh...what a phrase!

This is a phrase that is used and abused to death; the irony is that when it is used, it isn't always used correctly either! This said, there are some pointers we can use to help with designing our responsive sites; let's take a look at a few:

  • Use a minimalistic approach: This is very popular at the moment and perfect for responsive design. It reduces the number of elements we have to realign when screen dimensions change; it also makes editing content and elements easier, if our page content is at a minimum.
  • Always go for a mobile-first strategy: It is essential to consider what the user experience will be like on a mobile device. The proportion of those who own a mobile device or phone ...

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