The question isn't do you need a responsive web design, the real question is how fast can you implement one correctly. With big names like Abduzeedo, Just Creative and Smashing Magazine already making the switch, responsive design has now become a standard practice. In recent months, this new and exciting concept has taken the web design industry by storm while making current trends, such as mobile sites, obsolete. Having a single site that works for all devices simply makes sense. So get started by checking out these premium responsive web design tutorials below that I have ordered from beginners to advanced to help make learning easier.
Ethan Marcotte, who is credited for start of responsive web design, breaks down the thinking and process behind the concept.
A nice overview of the importance of responsive design with an introduction to fluid grids and media queries.
Learn the key features of a responsive web design: Flexible Grid, Flexible Images, Media Queries
Learn the basic logic of responsive design and media queries in 3 easy steps.
Explains how to create a cross-browser responsive design with HTML5 & CSS3 media queries.
This tutorial shows the conversion of an existing WordPress theme design to a responsive layout.
Teaches how to create a minimalist style web template that is responsive from desktop size down to mobile size.
Code a simple but effective responsive navigation menu that can be easily modified and reused for future projects.
Learn how to apply responsive design principles to data tables.
Shows how to make embedded videos elastic with a simple CSS trick.
Bonus: Free Responsive Frameworks & Boilerplates
Hopefully after reading these detailed tutorials you now have a good understanding of responsive web design and how to implement it. When developing a website, a stable and scalable foundation to build on is absolutely crucial for the now, and the future. Here are a few frameworks and boilerplates to help jump-start your responsive strategies.
Less Framework 4 - An adaptive CSS grid system.
1140 CSS Grid - Fluid down to mobile.
Skeleton - A Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development.
Yes, NewEvolution Has Responded!
About a week ago, we launched our new responsive website design for NewEvolution. Give it a try! Assuming that your not on a mobile device, simply go down to the bottom right of your browser window, then click and drag to watch the NewEvolution site resize itself as the window gets smaller, or bigger. Pretty cool, right?