Time flies and suddenly ten years have passed since Ethan Marcotte coined the term “responsive design” in his now classic article. I first wrote about it in 2011, and in a cringe-worthy way I actually felt the need to include a short example of it since it was such a new term.
Posts in category ”Web standards”
As announced today by its creator Dave Shea, the CSS Zen Garden has reached the venerable age of 10 years. When I first saw it back in 2003, I was blown away by the possibilities of CSS. Together with the book Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman, it really opened my eyes.
I started this site almost 20 years ago and switched to web standards a decade later. The web was a completely different beast back then, where organizations such as the Web Standards Project (WaSP) were needed to bring order to chaos.
There has been a lot of discussions lately in regard to vendor prefixes. It all began when some non-webkit browser representatives were considering support of the webkit prefix during a CSS Working Group meeting earlier this week.
Apart from the HTML5 bandwagon, Responsive Design was arguably the most discussed topic of 2011. The term was coined by Ethan Marcotte in the article Responsive Web Design from May 2010.
Bruce Lawson is one of my favorite technical speakers, and it was great to see him at @media conference in London. A few days ago he wrote HTML5 Semantics which gives a nice round-up of the state of semantics in November 2011. A great read even if you’re already fluent with semantics.
Mobile development and responsive design are all the rage these days and media queries are mentioned everywhere. It’s a CSS3 extension of the media types frequently used in HTML4 and CSS2. However, media queries are indeed a nice asset when it comes to CSS, but unfortunately they will not prevent the browser from downloading many other things which may be superfluous on mobile devices.
Do you remember a thing called Dreamweaver? A decade ago it was a popular tool for building web sites, or rather creating something that remotely resembled web sites since the produced markup was worse than a pile of garbage.
The web is constantly changing and 2010 will be no different. Recently the Web Standards Project announced a change of direction, which really isn’t all that surprising. The “war for web standards” as Aaron Gustafson call it is far from over, but a lot of people in the industry has transferred to the Good Side and develop solutions which have an ever increasing level of standards compliancy.