Responsive Web Design, Vol. 2

Responsive Web Design, Vol. 2

Responsive Web Design has evolved rapidly in the last few years and considering recent growth of mobile, the demands for responsive solutions are growing further. To help you prepare for the challenges of a more diverse device landscape as well as a growing number of mobile device users, Responsive Web Design Vol. 2 provides an overview of valuable hands-on techniques, approaches and best practices to improve your responsive design workflow and skills.


This eBook offers tips on creating responsive high-performance websites using server-side components, and explores solutions for navigation and responsive images. Furthermore, the authors share their insightful first-hand experience from a responsive redesign perspective as well as propose possible ways to encounter the rather uneasy question of advertising in a responsive world.


  • Responsible Considerations For Responsive Web Design
    by Jordan Moore
  • Implementing Off-Canvas Navigation For A Responsive Website
    by David Bushell
  • Choosing A Responsive Image Solution
    by Sherri Alexander
  • Automate Your Responsive Images With Mobify.js
    by Shawn Jansepar
  • Adapting To A Responsive Design (Case Study)
    by Matt Gibson
  • Responsive Web Design With Physical Units
    by Radu Chelariu
  • Lightening Your Responsive Website Design With RESS
    by Ronan Cremin
  • Improve Mobile Support With Server-Side Enhanced Responsive Design
    by Jon Arne Sæterås
  • Responsively Retrofitting An Existing Site With RWD Retrofit
    by Matt Stow
  • Making Advertising Work In A Responsive World
    by Marc Thomas

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 157
  • Language: English
  • Released: February 2014
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454061-0
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454062-7
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454063-4

Excerpt From Chapter 1

Responsible Considerations For Responsive Web Design — by Jordan Moore

Responsive Web design has been evolving rapidly ever since Ethan Marcotte coined the term four years ago. Since then, techniques have emerged, become best practices and formed part of our ever-changing methodology. A few obvious examples are the multitude of responsive image techniques, conditional loading, and responsive design and server-side components (RESS), among many other existing and emerging strands stemming from the core concept of responsive Web design.

I’m going to discuss a few of the lesser practiced elements that are quietly becoming part of the responsive Web design ecosystem under the umbrella of responsible Web design. Responsible Web design practices are mainly concerned with responding to the user’s context by providing the ideal scenario in which they can experience your product.

Excerpt From Chapter 5

Adapting To A Responsive Design (Case Study) — by Matt Gibson

This is the story of what we learned during a redesign for our most demanding client — ourselves! In this chapter, I will explain, from our own experience of refreshing our agency website, why we abandoned a separate mobile website and will review our process of creating a new responsive design.

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