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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 by Ben Frain

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Chapter 9. Solving Cross-browser Responsive Challenges

In this final chapter, we will learn:

  • The fundamental difference between progressive enhancement and graceful degradation
  • How to make older versions of Internet Explorer responsive
  • How to use Modernizr to conditionally load CSS files
  • How to use Modernizr to conditionally load JavaScript polyfills
  • How to change long lists of navigation to select menus on small viewports
  • How to provide images for high resolution (retina) displays

Before we get to the meat of this final chapter, let's recap where we are and what we know.

Mobile usage is exploding. Consequently users view websites with a variety of viewports (different sizes and orientations) and with varying bandwidths. For the foreseeable future, we ...

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