I wish more of Designer News was this thought-provoking.
Look at 1 the poster and 2 the author :) a lot of DN is "oh hai I found this" share
oh yeah, seeing "Frank Chimero" was definitely the reason I dropped what I was doing and read it. if only posts like that weren't so few and far between...
Yup. Feels like this is the most (only?) sane article I've ever read on responsive design.
Huh? Every other article you've read on responsive design has been insane?
pure insanity ;)
Its reassuring there are people like Frank Chimero thinking so deeply about web design. A truly awesome read.
In the last few paragraphs, he touches on some things that I've been thinking about recently -- regarding technology's over-reach, and how we might eventually tone it down. Great stuff.
Frank Chimero thanks for writing. This is awesome.
Frank's blog posts always get me thinking, but then I always finish reading and wonder... "ok, so now what?"
... Maybe that's the purpose
I completely agree. It's kind of heart-wrenching to live on two planes: one as a designer who's inspired by the ideas brought up by this article, and the other as a designer who must contend with the daily, prosaic concerns of contributing to a actual business whose goal isn't to carry the field of web design forward.
"The consistencies establish best practices; they are proof of design patterns that play off of the needs of a common medium, and not evidence of a visual monoculture."
definitely one of the most intriguing articles I've read about web design...thanks for sharing!
Is there a summary anywhere? I'm more for practical application than philosophy.
It seems like the emphasis is KISS, less CSS, and stick to straight forward design, or lack thereof. Similar to his site and his work which goes with one column, %'s rather than media queries, and a very clean simple setup.
Hi All, Anyone know what font is used in the Sublime Text screenshots?
Looks like http://input.fontbureau.com
Amazing article as always by Frank Chimero.
Responsiveness is often overthought in web designs. It's nice to see a perspective of more simplicity, and less control enacted on the elements of a web page.
These ideas are very good.
The website is broken for me, iOS7.0.4, DN Mobile.