Tag Archives : filament group May 2012
So you wanna conditionally load assets for your web app? Do you load them based on
@media queries(device size, screen width, pixel density etc.) or based on
touchevents? Are we detecting “touch device” or are we asking “supports touch events”? Which touch events are we looking for? With so many different capabilities across the device spectrum, and with the advancement of touch capabilities ( or lack thereof ), touch will no longer mean “mobile.” For instance, the new version of Windows 8 will now incorporate a touch interface so it’s now more disastrous than ever before to assume “touch” means “mobile” or “no touch” means “desktop.”
Design For The Future
I’ve been thinking a lot lately since the surfacing of terms like Responsive Web Design, Adaptive Web Design, and even more so upon hearing Mark Boulton discuss the shape of the web we are currently experiencing.