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David Peterson <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 15:06:44 -0500
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Hey Matt:

I'm not normally a fan of the responsive sites, but I really like what
you've done. I think you did a great job keeping the look consistent while
compacting the content. It seems to me like most responsive design sites
I've seen feel like two+ different sites depending upon the size.

Thanks for sharing.

David Peterson
IT Professional
Office of Institutional Research
University of Minnesota

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On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Matt Ryan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We've been playing with responsive design for several months here at
> Carleton. It's pretty great when you want to present roughly similar
> navigation and info to mobile and non-mobile users. Here are some of the
> sites we've designed responsively so far:
> http://apps.carleton.edu/weitz/
> http://apps.carleton.edu/museum/
> http://apps.carleton.edu/transportation/
> http://apps.carleton.edu/arts/
> My experience is that you need Android 2.3 before pure CSS responsive
> design really works well.
> Matt Ryan
> Associate Director of Web Communications
> Carleton College
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Fleck" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Friday, November 4, 2011 11:50:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [WEBSTANDARDS] Responsive Design Template/Framework working
> group?
> Very nice! Worked great on my Macbook (OS X 10.6, latest Firefox) and old
> iPod Touch (iOS 3).
> But although they state that it's Android compatible, Android 2.2.2
> (Virgin Mobile) broke it. No resize of the window at all and very difficult
> to navigate. Would be curious to know if it works as advertised on later
> Android versions.
> For you WP folks, here's the link to where you can purchase the theme.
> http://store.informationarchitects.net/product/ia%C2%B3-template/
> Peter
> On Nov 4, 2011, at 11:22 AM, Bradford Hosack wrote:
> > Cool to see so much interest in this. A large portion of the learning
> environments we build already utilize repositioning and style sheet
> swapping, as well as javascript for element swapping based on browser
> resizing. I would like to get involved and share past and present successes
> and failures, though my schedule is insanely busy.
> >
> > In the mean time, here is a fantastic execution of a site that works
> equally for desktop AND mobile all in one version. It is a wordpress
> template, BUT the functionality doesn't have to be. Resize the window as
> small as it will go to see content and menu structures magically adjust
> right before your eyes!
> > http://www.informationarchitects.jp/en/
> >
> > Brad
> > Lead New Media Developer
> > LT Media Lab
> >
> >
> > On Nov 4, 2011, at 10:33 AM, Dale Trexel wrote:
> >
> >> Hello Folks,
> >>
> >> I've been reading up about responsive web design lately, thinking about
> how we might make it work for the Law School. So, when Tony Thomas posted
> his slides from his recent talk to the Web Standards group, I was thankful,
> but disappointed at the fact that that I'd missed out on an opportunity to
> hear about and discuss the topic in person. (I've missed quite a few Web
> Standards meetings this semester because of my schedule.) I exchanged a few
> emails with him, and it turns out I'm not the only person who's interested
> in the topic and who contacted him after he posted his slides.
> >>
> >> It seems to me that responsive design is still young in development,
> and people who have tried it are largely re-inventing the wheel with bits
> and pieces of information scattered across the web. There are some
> libraries/frameworks out there that attempt to provide a baseline for
> newcomers to build off of, but the ones I've seen tend to focus on the
> shifting-boxes-around problem without really tackling the other issues
> related to responsive design (i.e., updating controls for touch vs. mouse
> interactions and dynamically altering content to simplify and shift
> emphasis as screen sizes get small). What if we were to come together and
> build a framework that tackled all these issues using an approach that
> starts off with a basic U of MN design, but allows for personalization by
> colleges/departments?
> >>
> >> Are there other folks out there who would be interested in putting
> together a working group (or whatever you want to call it) that is focused
> on this issue? I'd be willing to give a shot at organizing such an effort.
> I have some ideas of my own for how such a framework should work, and I'd
> be happy to hear what other folks have to say.
> >>
> >> Dale Trexel
> >> Web Manager
> >> U of MN Law School
> >
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David Peterson
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Office of Institutional Research
University of Minnesota

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