These days, everyone is using a different device, browser and screen size when browsing the web. Whether it’s large format displays and multiple monitors, or tablets and smart phones, keeping track of all the possible sizes your website could be viewed at is almost impossible.
Responsive website design can be the answer in many cases. A responsive website means quite literally that it responds properly to all devices and screen sizes. It is done by scaling down or re-organizing content on the page using some CSS and HTML trickery, in order to create the best possible user experience on your site.
Responsive design and development are still a bit new, even among the web guru community. Howeever customers start asking for it and good news is that there are some great tutorials and guides out there, that I’ve gathered up here for you. Keep in mind that if you want to kick start a responsive web project you can always look for some great responsive WordPress themes. So, here are 30 great responsive web design and development tutorials to get you started!
Okay, so what is responsive design and how do I use it? Well, this guide will show you how.
This tutorial will outline some of the techniques you’ll be using in responsive design.
Responsive design requires a strategy, and this will show you how to approach it.
This tutorial will show you how to make responsive web designs with HTML5 and the Less Framework.
CSS3 media queries are a great way to create a mobile version of your website.
Menus need to be responsive too, and this tutorial will show you how to handle it.
Responsiveness is largely based around grids, and this tutorial will show you how to use grids properly.
A full tutorial on creating a responsive web design template.
Images have to resize properly for responsive designs, so you’ll learn how to do that here.
Hiding and revealing portions of images
Images may need to be hidden or expanded, and this tutorial will show you how to do it.
Like menus, tables are a vital element that have to be responsive, so you’ll learn techniques for that here.
Web Designer Wall will show you 3 steps on how to approach responsive design.
Text is the most crucial part of responsive design and development, and this jQuery plugin with its tutorials will take care of it for you.
This tutorial from UX booth will show you how to make a mobile responsive site.
This tutorial will show you how to avoid slowing your website when you make it responsive.
In case you need another guide, this one takes a different approach to responsive design.
Instead of having jerky transitions, you can smooth them out by following the tips in this guide.
Borders on responsive images
A nice quick tip on how to create borders for your responsive images without breaking everything.
Emails can be responsive too, and this guide will show you what CSS properties are supported in your HTML mails.
Galleries are a great way to start understanding responsiveness, and this tutorial will teach you everything about it.
Here, you’ll find some more techniques for dealing with CSS3 media queries.
Skeleton is an awesome framework, and it is easy to build a responsive website using it.
In this tutorial, Nikola will show you how to make your web page responsive in his full guide.
Navigation is the backbone of your website, so it has to work properly in responsive design.
That’s right, any site can be responsive by following Steven Snell’s guide here.
Fluid grids basically work to create responsive designs by adjusting properly. You’ll see how, in this tutorial.
What if something isn’t supported? This tutorial will show you how to degrade it gracefully.
Want to understand responsive web design? You’ll see how to approach it from a design standpoint.
For the visual learner, this tutorial will teach you how to understand responsiveness.
Like images, videos can be a bit stubborn for responsiveness, unless you follow this guide.