Chapter 5: Becoming Responsive by Ethan Marcotte

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Chapter 5: Becoming Responsive

The Way is shaped by use,

But then the shape is lost.

Do not hold fast to shapes

But let sensation flow into the world

As a river courses down to the sea.

—Dao De Jing, section 32, “Shapes”

By now, you have all the tools you need to start building responsive layouts. You’ve mastered the proportional thinking behind the flexible grid, investigated a few strategies for incorporating fixed-width media into your design, and explored how media queries can bring our designs beyond the desktop.

But up until this point, we’ve been looking at responsive design in a vacuum. In this chapter, let’s look at some different ways to begin incorporating ...

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