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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 by Ben Frain

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Defining responsive web design

The term responsive web design was coined by Ethan Marcotte. In his seminal List Apart article (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/responsive-web-design/) he consolidated three existing techniques (flexible grid layout, flexible images, and media and media queries) into one unified approach and named it responsive web design. The term is often used to infer the same meaning as a number of other descriptions such as fluid design, elastic layout, rubber layout, liquid design, adaptive layout, cross-device design, and flexible design.

To name just a few! However, as Mr. Marcotte and others have eloquently argued, a truly responsive methodology is actually more than merely altering the layout of a site based upon viewport ...

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