CSS3 Media Queries – For Real

A session at Front Row Conference

Friday 21st October, 2011

11:45am to 12:30pm (WMT)

Much is being said at the moment about the effective possibilities brought by the media-queries technology ; some will say it removes the need to feature browser sniffing, brought back by the current mobile explosion, although there’s not much in common between those two!

The confusion is brought by one application of that technology, called “Responsive Web Design”, which allows to show the same webpage with a different layout depending on the screen resolution.

Although the applications seem magical, many aspects of a web project can get kind of messy when Responsive Web Design is involved, for instance:

  • compatibility with old browsers is not worrysome by itself, but can have side-effects emerging
  • why it is being said that Responsive Web Design is dreadful for performance
  • why it’s better to not even consider Responsive Web Design sometimes, and in which cases
  • how you should do to keep all your wireframing/prototyping best practices at their best despite a website that never looks the same!

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Rudy Rigot

Daily helps you do the most of your content || Friendly face at @prismicio || @SudWeb conference founding member || Technical writer in French for @Eyrolles

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Front Row Conference

Poland Poland, Krakow

20th21st October 2011

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Time 11:45am12:30pm WMT

Date Fri 21st October 2011

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