December 15, 2012

December 2012 Meeting Report

We started this month's meeting with a brief look at Internet Explorer 10, including some points raised by a review at Sitepoint.

Next, we finished viewing the video of Jeremy Keith's lecture on responsive design and progressive enhancement. We looked at an example of progressive enhancement with text layout. CSS multi-columns are not supported in older browsers, but that might not matter if the text is still readable. Users viewing with newer browsers will simply have an enhanced experience.

We then started working on responsive design by looking specifically at styling tables. It is an interesting topic because of the challenge of getting data into a format that fits on a small screen. We looked at a comparison between responsive and non-responsive tables at CSS-Tricks, but we noticed an anomaly in the responsive table. We will delve into that and more next month.

December 12, 2012

December 2012 Meeting Announcement -- Responsive Styling

The next meeting of the PACS CSS Workshop will be Saturday, December 15, at our usual 9-10 hour. The topic this month will be "Responsive Styling."

We spent most of the meeting in November watching and commenting on a video by Jeremy Keith of Clearleft, who spoke about responsive web design. We will finish the video this month with Jeremy's commentary on progressive enhancement. We will then move on to examples of particular problems with responsive design and how to use CSS to solve them.

It will be instructive and fun at the same time.