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

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Chapter 4. Exploring Media Queries

Mobile to overtake fixed Internet access by 2014.

This bold prediction from Mary Meeker, an analyst from KPCB, back in 2008 came true in 2013-14, when mobile Internet usage rose to 51% in the USA, overtaking desktop for the first time. Part of this can be attributed to the use of media queries, the basic principles of which haven't changed since their official introduction in 2000.

Today, queries exist to support anything from high-resolution images to monochrome screens and handheld devices; throughout the course of this chapter, we'll continue with the theme of discovering what is possible with just a browser and text editor, and show you that it isn't always necessary to download anything to create media queries ...

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