What does this mean for web design
This will mean that web designers will need to be taking a few steps back to optimise designs for smaller screens and lower speck systems. Optimising for the smaller screen shouldn’t be to big a deal as at the moment to encompass a bigger audience the target for a fixed width design is 960px for most new tablets this should display fine. I for one will be designing with a fluid interface in mind to allow the widest possible audience to view the websites. For the smaller devices we should be looking at a revised css targeting those systems
for the first time we have had a change in input device from the humble but very effective mouse to the finger. The finger is somewhat larger then the pointer of a mouse this growth in our pointing device means we have to pay particular attention to our navigation size making sure there is enough room for even the most think fingered people to click the correct link. I know from experience how frustrating it can be trying to click links that are to close together.
CSS Frameworks targeting mobile web
inuit.css is built to work on smaller screens (such as tablets) and tiny screens (such as phones) straight out of the box with minimal effort.
The 1140 grid fits perfectly into a 1280 monitor. On smaller monitors it becomes fluid and adapts to the width of the browser. Beyond a certain point it uses media queries to serve up a mobile version, which essentially stacks all the columns on top of each other so the flow of information still makes sense.
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