Build Right: Midwest Tour Day 1

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August 16, 2012

Build Right: Midwest Tour Day 1

The first day of content from our 2012 Midwest Tour in Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Grand Rapids. Includes RWD 101, Planning and Design, and Getting a Good Start.

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Build Right

August 16, 2012
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    THIS IS A PARADIGM SHIFT “...scientific advancement is not evolutionary,

    but rather is a series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions, and in those revolutions one conceptual world is replaced by another...” — Thomas Kuhn
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    As of April of 2012, Apple has sold around 67

    million iPads. THIS IS A PARADIGM SHIFT
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    FLEXIBILITY IS THE NEW NORM 0 500 1000 1500 2000

    2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Mobile Users Desktop Users Global Mobile vs Desktop Internet User Projection Source: Morgan Stanley Research
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    <div class=”span-1”> <!-- one column --> </div> <div class=”span-2”> <!--

    two columns --> </div> <div class=”span-3”> <!-- three columns --> </div> RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN A FLUID FOUNDATION
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    RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN A FLUID FOUNDATION .span-1 { width: 90px;

    } .span-1 { width: ??%; } FIXED-WIDTH FLUID 300px wide grid
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    RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN A FLUID FOUNDATION .span-1 { width: 90px;

    } .span-1 { width: ??%; } FIXED-WIDTH FLUID target / context = %
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    RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN A FLUID FOUNDATION .span-1 { width: 90px;

    } .span-1 { width: 30%; } FIXED-WIDTH 90 / 300 = .3 FLUID target / context = %
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    Turn a 300px 3-column grid into a fluid grid. br-1.html

    RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN A FLUID FOUNDATION http://bit.ly/LWLTEA /01-RWD101
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    RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN FLEXIBLE CONTENT The awesome poem is by

    a guy named Douglas, check him out at: http://ligzpoems.blogspot.com/ Make the image flexible. br-3.html http://bit.ly/LWLTEA /01-RWD101
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    @media (min-width: 600px) { /* styles for 600px and up

    here */ } @media (max-width: 600px) { /* styles for 600px and down here */ } RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN MEDIA QUERIES
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    /* Large Resolution First CSS File Structure */ /* large

    resolution layouts here */ @media (max-width: 850px) { /* styles for 850px and down here */ } @media (max-width: 450px) { /* styles for 450px and down here */ } RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN MEDIA QUERIES
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    /* Small Resolution First CSS File Structure */ /* smallest

    resolution layouts here */ @media (min-width: 450px) { /* styles for 450px and up here */ } @media (min-width: 850px) { /* styles for 850px and up here */ } RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN MEDIA QUERIES
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    LARGE RESOLUTION FIRST PRO: IE support by default CON: Smallest

    devices load all assets SMALL RESOLUTION FIRST PRO: More logical (build up vs tear down) CON: IE support is tricky RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN MEDIA QUERIES
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    LARGE RESOLUTION FIRST PRO: IE support by default CON: Smallest

    devices load all assets SMALL RESOLUTION FIRST PRO: More logical (build up vs tear down) CON: IE support is tricky RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN MEDIA QUERIES
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    RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN MEDIA QUERIES Throw in a media query!

    br-4.html http://bit.ly/LWLTEA /01-RWD101
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    We are attempting to optimize content, design, and development time,

    finding a balance of appropriate direction from all disciplines without destroying budgets. ...while delivering on mobile-first, responsive websites where content is valued and considered. OUR GOALS
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    Each client deliverable needs to look more like a final,

    beautiful end-product than the previous one. BROKEN PROCESS C mon (Mistaken) Mindset:
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    This leads us to push toward nearly- designed wireframes quickly

    and completely designed comps soon after. BROKEN PROCESS
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    Generally, they are “desktop-sized,” fixed around 960px. Reinforces idea of

    “desktop” as the “real” site with clients. Too much focus on layout misleads clients. Designer may not feel freedom to interpret layout. Leads to “960-Only Design.” BROKEN PROCESS THE PROBLEM WITH COMMON WIREFRAMES
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    The problem isn’t the style, it looks cool. The problem

    isn’t even the size of the design, because we DO need a solution at 960 pixels wide. BROKEN PROCESS THE PROBLEM WITH “960-ONLY DESIGNING”
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    BROKEN PROCESS It assumes a fairytale world of controlled web

    experience that doesn’t exist, pushes design decisions onto developers, and creates false expectations in clients. THE PROBLEM WITH “960-ONLY DESIGNING”
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    It simply is not conducive to creating a site which

    is future-proof and forward thinking... • Mobile First CSS • Content as King • Responsive Layouts BROKEN PROCESS THE PROBLEM WITH “960-ONLY DESIGNING”
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    Serve the client with deliverables that best serve the purpose

    of prioritizing and organizing content for delivery ...in a RWD context. A NEW PLAN T ue Planning Mindset:
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    A NEW PLAN T ue Planning Mindset: Serve the client

    with deliverables that best serve the purpose of prioritizing and organizing content for delivery ...in a RWD context.
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    A GOOD PROCESS A Priority Guide ( Formerly Known As

    A Mobile-Sized Content Prototype Wireframe Thingy) Step One:
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    Home About Shirts Contact Dress Responsively clothing co SIZE US

    UP & CAST YOUR VOTE! IMAGE OF LEADING SHIRT WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? SHOW ME ALL THE CANDIDATES The Dress Responsively Clothing Company doesn’t exist. Yet. This website is a product of Sparkbox’s Build Responsively workshop. Dress Responsively was originally built as a mock project to create working files and content for the workshop’s attendees. But then we got to thinking. What standards-loving, responsively- building, media-querying web citizens wouldn’t love some apparel which flies the flag of the future of the web? Let’s turn it over to the people. So here we are. If we are able to stump for enough interest, tweets, and votes for this geekwear, we’ll print up the winner and make it available. Check out the shirt designs, vote for your frontrunner, and pass us along to your friends. Democracy at work, folks. It’s either that or mob rule, whichever comes first. Either way, we all get sweet shirts out of it. SHOW ME THE CANDIDATES Back to Top SPARKBOX LOGO MADE BY BUILD RESPONSIVELY LOGO EXCLUSIVELY FOR Home About Shirts Contact © Sparkbox 2012 All Rights Reserved. Responsive design is always the right answer. Though it is not always the only answer. Listen to Bruce Lee. Be like water, my friend. We’ve got to design in the browser. We just don’t have the tools yet. El Presidente Say: EXPANDING FOOTER Link Link HAS DROP DOWN MAILTO LINK SCROLL BELOW 334 VOTES #1 IN POLLS Tuesday, February 14, 12 Home About Shirts Contact Dress Responsively clothing co IMAGE OF SHIRT #1 SHIRT DETAILS AND VOTING Back to Top REPEAT FOOTER EXPAND HIDDEN IMAGE OF SHIRT #2 SHIRT DETAILS AND VOTING IMAGE OF SHIRT #3 198 VOTES SHIRT DETAILS AND VOTING 254 VOTES 334 VOTES Tuesday, February 14, 12 A little something clever and explanatory about the shirt. Keep in mind that we can’t be too exclusive in the humor, at least not without giving subtle explanation. Home About Shirts Contact Dress Responsively clothing co IMAGE OF SHIRT #1 VOTE FOR IT EXPAND HIDDEN 334 VOTES CLICK FOR DETAIL VIEW #1 IN POLLS   SHIRT TITLE GOES HERE NEXT SHIRT PREV SHIRT Back to Top REPEAT FOOTER Tuesday, February 14, 12 3 Guides for 3 Templates
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    Home About Shirts Contact Dress Responsively clothing co SIZE US

    UP & CAST YOUR VOTE! IMAGE OF LEADING SHIRT WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? SHOW ME ALL THE CANDIDATES The Dress Responsively Clothing Company doesn’t exist. Yet. This website is a product of Sparkbox’s Build Responsively workshop. Dress Responsively was originally built as a mock project to create working files and content for the workshop’s attendees. But then we got to thinking. What standards-loving, responsively- HAS DROP DOWN MAILTO LINK SCROLL BELOW 334 VOTES #1 IN POLLS Home Page
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    Home About Shirts Contact Dress Responsively clothing co IMAGE OF

    SHIRT #1 SHIRT DETAILS AND VOTING EXPAND HIDDEN IMAGE OF SHIRT #2 SHIRT DETAILS AND VOTING 254 VOTES 334 VOTES Listing Page
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    A little something clever and explanatory about the shirt. Keep

    in mind that we can’t be too exclusive in the humor, at least not without giving subtle explanation. Home About Shirts Contact Dress Responsively clothing co IMAGE OF SHIRT #1 VOTE FOR IT EXPAND HIDDEN 334 VOTES CLICK FOR DETAIL VIEW #1 IN POLLS   SHIRT TITLE GOES HERE NEXT SHIRT PREV SHIRT Back to Top REPEAT FOOTER Detail Page
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    ADVANTAGES TO A CONTENT PRIORITY PROTOTYPE Client is getting used

    to deliverables in the browser. Lack of style allows the content to remain the hero. Lacks layout, creating a clear linear hierarchy of priority. Can easily be built upon for layout prototyping (or final dev). Semantics written early in planning, likely by those best suited. A BETTER PROCESS
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    ADVANTAGES TO STYLE PROTOTYPES Client is viewing early design elements

    in their own browser. Web typography can be shown accurately. Static comps can’t clearly display web interaction. We can display how elements respond to different widths. *See Jeremy Loyd’s Foundry article for more: “Our New Responsive Design Deliverable: The Style Prototype” A BETTER PROCESS
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    PROCESS REVIEW Research Technical Requirements Content Inventory Deliverables Priority Guide

    or Content Priority Prototype Style Tile or Style Prototype Large Resolution Design Code Responsive Templates
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    Content , design, and development team members must review and

    collaborate regularly at every stage in the process. Last Step Step Zero: PROCESS REVIEW
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    We can’t “throw it over the wall” anymore... at least

    not if we want our sites to be excellent. There are too many moving parts. Last Step Step Zero: PROCESS REVIEW
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    Home About Shirts Contact Dress Responsively clothing co SIZE US

    UP & CAST YOUR VOTE! IMAGE OF LEADING SHIRT HAS DROP DOWN MAILTO LINK SCROLL BELOW 334 VOTES #1 IN POLLS
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    TASK GOALS 1) ADD THE “HOME” LINK BACK IN 2)

    INCORPORATE THE LARGER LOGO 3) CONSIDER TYPE AND PADDING SIZES 4) HONOR THE PROPORTIONS OF THE DESIGN CSS-1 /05-CSS-1
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    TASK GOALS 1) ADJUST FONT-SIZE APPROPRIATELY 2) MOVE TO TWO

    COLUMNS 3) HONOR THE PROPORTIONS OF THE DESIGN CSS-2 /07-CSS-2
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    TASK GOALS 1) ADD A 2-COLUMN LAYOUT 2) ADD A

    3-COLUMN LAYOUT 3) TRY FOR A VISUALLY APPEALING GRID 3) HONOR THE PROPORTIONS OF THE DESIGN CSS-3 /09-CSS-3
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    P esenters BEN CALLAHAN MIDDLE-AGED GEEK @bencallahan ROB TARR BEARDED

    WONDER @robtarr DREW CLEMENS TELLS BAD JOKES @drewtclemens