A ses débuts, Internet s’est répandu dans les foyers grâce aux ordinateurs fixes. Afficher un site sur un écran de pc était alors une entreprise facile : cela revenait à faire entrer une girafe dans un bus londonien. Les sites étaient conçus pour apparaître sur ce format d’écran.
Mais Internet s’invite maintenant dans la rue et devient mobile : netbooks, tablettes, smartphones… Les supports se multiplient, et sans la moindre norme. A chaque marque, chaque modèle, chaque support, correspondent des tailles d’écran et des formats spécifiques. On en arrive au final à ça : il existe actuellement plus de 4500 résolutions d’écran différentes sur le marché !
Or, si afficher un site web sur un écran 19 pouces est aisé, afficher le même site sur un écran 3,5 pouces représente un challenge de taille : c’est vouloir faire entrer une girafe dans une Twingo.
Les développeurs ont donc imaginé des techniques de sioux pour répondre à ce challenge.
Bluetouff est hacker et est co-fondateur du site reflets.info. Qui sont les hackers ? Que font ils ? Pour qui ? Pour quoi ?
I've always wanted to interview Eric Meyer. His early CSS books are a big reason this blog exists today and the reason why I'm a web developer. Eric gave me some time to hit the history of CSS, CSS' problems today, and the future of CSS.
Your early CSS books were instrumental in pushing my love for front end technologies. What was it about CSS that you fell in love with and drove you to write about it?
At first blush, it was the simplicity of it as compared to the table-and-spacer hacks that were so widespread at the time-this was mid-1996. CSS just felt right-the conceptual model made sense, the syntax was straightforward. It seemed like anyone who could learn HTML could learn CSS and have so much more power at their command.
From there, I think it was mostly the sheer joy of crawling through a new system, pulling it apart, figuring out how it worked, and documenting what worked and what didn't. I don't know exactly why those kinds of things excite me, but they do.
Steve Fisher and Alaine Mackenzie set out their vision for responsive web design as it approaches maturity
Let’s be clear: design is the solution only if it focuses on the deeper issues at hand, the why behind everything. A solid process should always guide our work, but we need to embrace something more flexible. Our medium has finally proven itself to be fluid, so shouldn’t our process? Think about system design: you need to see both the whole picture and the tiny details. Impossible? Far from it!
Frank Chimero puts it beautifully in his book The Shape of Design: “There is a part where the artist steps back from the easel to gain a new perspective on the work. Painting is equal parts near and far: when near, the artist works hard to make his mark; when far, he assesses the work in order to analyse its qualities. He steps back to let the work speak to him.”
We need to let our work, our medium, speak to us. With the rise of responsive design, we are finally embracing our medium as it was meant to be: fluid. It is a brilliant time to step back and assess the work, analyse, and embrace a new way of doing things, a new process. Gone are the days of static mock-ups and web designers who don’t understand code. It is time for a responsive process.
Tom Gullen presents a primer on SEO (not only) for startups and explains common misconceptions and mistakes as well as the importance of accessibility
SEO is an industry that sparks frequent heated debate and passionate responses. It’s an industry that is often misunderstood and even dismissed. Yet for startups a basic SEO foundation and understanding of it is likely to be of crucial importance, and can really help them on their path to success.
So how do we go about beginning to optimise our startup’s website for search engines? Accessibility should be a primary concern for websites not only because it makes your website accessible for less able people, but also because a search crawler bot should be considered your least able user. Developing your website in a highly accessible manner comes with the additional benefit of making your website highly accessible for search engine crawlers.
Basic accessibility for websites isn’t difficult to achieve.
The web is changing so quickly that it's hard to keep up with what's new in the platform. HTML5's new capabilities allow developers to build a whole new suite of applications - things that were once impossible to do, are now a reality.
This session will walk you down the bleeding edge of HTML5 for 2012 by focusing on in-depth techniques, which solve real world challenges. We'll cover media capture, file I/O, advanced usage of websockets, media streaming, device input, multimedia, and modern css design.
For all I/O 2012 sessions, go to https://developers.google.com/io/
He was there at the very beginnings of CSS back in 1996, and it’s been blowing his mind ever since. Eric Meyer, co-founder of An Event Apart, talks to Tom May about how he helped make CSS what it is today, and where it’s going in the future