12 Jul 13
Responsive Web Design Sucks: Plugins, Shims & Polyfills
Websites that magically adapt to the user’s screen size, who wouldn’t want that nowadays? Especially since Samsung and Apple’s never ending release of awesome new gadgets with various device screen sizes. Our six part series for responsive web design is nearing the end with our fifth post on responsive web design plugins, shims and polyfills. Responsive web design sucks from the perspective of the designer/developer since it adds another layer of complexity to any website, but there are some plugins that make our lives easier. Minimum fiddling around and maximum results, time is money and efficiency shouldn’t be at the cost of effectiveness! Check out some of our favourite responsive web design plugins, shims and polyfills.
This jQuery plugin rearranges elements for magical layouts. With different layout modes, filtering and sorting. Really powerful plugin and the commercial licensing is tiny for the amount of time you will save when building a responsive site.
The Woodmark jQuery plugin is likely the most appropriate plugin when arranging images in columns. It was released due to the popularity of this type of responsive image layout as seen on woodmark.com.
We love plugins, developing responsive sites is definitely much faster with many of these. Any of your favourite responsive web design plugins that we’ve left out? Let us know!