FitVids.js is a lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds. FitVids automates the Intrinsic Ratio Method by Thierry Koblentz to achieve fluid width videos in your responsive web design.
When Ethan Marcotte coined the term “responsive web design” he conjured up something special. The technologies existed already: fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries. But Ethan united these techniques under a single banner, and in so doing changed the way we think about web design.
From the foreword of Responsive Web Design, a highly recommended book.
Early this morning, the team at the Boston Globe flipped the switch on an incredibly ambitious new web site, and the 139-year-old Award-winning American newspaper gained a proper home of its own on the web.
The website brings journalism and reporting to the web in a way that is accessible and a pleasure to use on most any device – whether that’s an old BlackBerry, an iPhone or iPad, or a desktop browser.
Better yet, they’ve managed to achieve this cross-device support with a single codebase that takes advantage of features available in the latest devices and browsers, such as touch gestures and offline browsing.
From Jeremy Keith’s Blogpost Caveat:
If you’re looking for the more honest, truthful answer to pretty much any question on web design and usability, here it is: It depends.
Exactly what me and my colleagues tell our students: the solutions we give them are a solution, not the solution.