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Chapter 5: Optimizing For Mobile

By Dave Olsen

Responsive design has given us the power to deliver our content to anyone who happens to be using a device with a browser. Much of the discussion today surrounding responsive design seems to focus primarily on flexible layouts and the decisions on how to implement them. That’s understandable. The push and pull of the browser window provides a visceral and satisfying interaction with a website’s design. Unfortunately, it obscures the larger opportunity that responsive design provides us—namely, the ability to truly deliver our content anywhere.

Today, a responsive website may be viewed on devices ranging from a TV box over high-speed Internet connection to an embedded system with a low-powered CPU to ...

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