Realistic responsive design

A presentation at makingweb 2.15 in September 2015 in Oslo, Norway by Inayaili de León

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Realistic responsive design by Inayaili de León Persson

makingWeb_ 2.15, Oslo, 2015

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Define a project leader

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https://flic.kr/p/8JJDer

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Buy lots of sticky notes

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Involve all the right people

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https://flic.kr/p/dMpken

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Make a wishlist and plan from there

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https://flic.kr/p/oRsPbM

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  1. Add deadlines for other projects

to the calendar first

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Deprioritise other projects

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https://flic.kr/p/oepoQQ

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Aim for a date, but be flexible

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https://flic.kr/p/odGXUV

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Divide the project into chunks

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https://flic.kr/p/oepDi6

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Prioritise what you want to do first

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Write down everything

you will NOT do

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https://flic.kr/p/a3KRS4

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Make a page inventory

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Know the transition won’t
happen overnight

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https://flic.kr/p/4WNS3F

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Allow plenty of time

for device testing

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https://flic.kr/p/bu2gfG

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Test on devices as you go

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Get test devices based on analytics

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14 % APPLE IPHONE 10 % APPLE IPAD 5 % GOOGLE NEXUS 5 3% LG 
 NEXUS 5 1 % SONY READER PRS-T1 1 % GOOGLE NEXUS 7 1% MICROSOFT SURFACE …

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Create a document with initial rules

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https://flic.kr/p/65C7c3

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Make a component inventory

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Have a style guide

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Clean up your CSS

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https://flic.kr/p/ovrq1Y

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Split your CSS into smaller files

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Make sure you have a solid grid

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https://flic.kr/p/do6BHg

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Convert grid to percentages

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Evolve instead of change

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https://flic.kr/p/oeJcBM

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Don’t be afraid to copy

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Use everyone at once

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https://flic.kr/p/xNXbL1

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Don’t use everyone at once

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https://flic.kr/p/oepDi6

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Get people not involved

in the project to pitch in

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https://flic.kr/p/5SWEK3

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Quick and dirty UX

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Experiment on smaller projects

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What would you improve

if you only had 1 hour?

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https://flic.kr/p/oy4MFD

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Determine breakpoints

based on your users

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https://flic.kr/p/oepiSJ

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Get rid of inline styles

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https://flic.kr/p/371PoS

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Remove floats

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https://flic.kr/p/fjD9rQ

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Make an image inventory

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Compress bitmap images

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https://flic.kr/p/5V9Gqw

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Store reusable image assets

in a central location

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https://flic.kr/p/5Qpjmp

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Adjust type based on real devices

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https://flic.kr/p/uCVKGp

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Don't keep two code bases

for longer than you need to

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https://flic.kr/p/i6PjYM

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Keep a record of all decisions

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Talk and write about it

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https://flic.kr/p/9MhxcX

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Read more at design.canonical.com

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Thank you for listening. 
 @yaili