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Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web by Tim Kadlec

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Chapter 1. The Anywhere, Everywhere Web

Only an arrogant man would believe he could plan a city; only an unimaginative man would want to.

JOHN KAY

The Web is an incredibly unstable environment.

New operating systems emerge daily. Browsers are iterating faster than ever. On any given day we encounter larger devices, smaller devices, devices with incredibly powerful web browsing capabilities, devices with very limited browsers, devices with touch screen control, and devices with trackpads and keyboards.

While new devices emerge, older devices and browsers remain in use. Technology may be evolving at an incredibly rapid pace, but that doesn’t mean that the neighbor down the road is intent on keeping up. A new device may be released, only to be ...

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