Measured response

The mobile web has recently received a lot of attention thanks to a new technique pioneered by Ethan Marcotte that he calls ‘responsive web design’ (see his article in issue 206 and at A List Apart). This uses CSS3 media queries to manage the problem of serving sites to a range of devices.

Basically, you create a fluid grid design, adding styles that target different screen widths using CSS3 media queries. This way you can show a single-column view to smaller screens and scale up the number of columns as the screen width increases. Along with the columns, images can also be scaled using flexible image techniques. Thus you keep the content the same and no longer need to show mobile users different sites.

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