Appendix A. Context-aware design

This appendix covers

  • Introducing context awareness in web design
  • Level-four media queries
  • Using JavaScript for context awareness

This book provides an introduction to the concept of responsive web design. Hopefully after reading it you’ll understand how to design and develop responsive websites. As has been mentioned, responsive web design means providing your users with a layout that adapts to their needs. Responsive web design illustrates a primitive form of context-aware computing.

What if, instead of resizing the design to adapt to the user’s device, you could also format parts of the site based on factors like location, time of day, the user’s history on the site, or the user’s activity level. Theoretically, ...

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