Reading up on Responsive Web Design

I’ve been doing some research lately on Responsive Web Design. I’ve even gone so far as to buy A Book Apart’s new edition, Responsive Web Design to try and wrap my head around what it really  is and what is involved. (Plug for the book, it really helps to make sense of what people are trying to accomplish). For those not in the know like myself, it is the ability to come up with one basic web template for a site that is flexible to all the possible formats and functions that it may serve. For instance, if you are viewing a page in a browser that is 1280px by 1024px you would see a very wide page but things wouldn’t seem all stretched out. Everything would succeed in displaying in a useful manner. Alternatively, if you were browsing using an iPhone not in Landscape mode then you would end up with one column if that is what you so desired. An iPad would show 2-3 columns depending on if it was in landscape or portrait mode.  Read more →