50 Useful Responsive Web Design Tutorials and Tools

Responsive Web Design (RWD) essentially indicates that a web site is crafted to use W3C CSS3 media queries with fluid proportion-based grids, to adapt the layout to the viewing environment, and probably also flexible images. As a result, users across a broad range of devices and browsers will have access to a single source of content, laid out so as to be easy to read and navigate with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling.
—From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia—

The idea of responsive web design, started by Ethan Marcotte, is that our websites should respond to the device that our page is shown on by adapting their layout and design to fit any device resolution. In his book “Responsive Web Design” he outlines the three parts to a responsive website: a fluid grid, fluid images and media queries.

Responsive web design become a very popular trend in 2011. It’s likely something we’ll see continuing well into 2012 as designers are beginning to support a myriad of mobile devices. Building layouts for the web can be tough, but inspiration is a huge factor.

In this post I would like to share 50 useful responsive web design tutorials and tools to help you get started with responsive designing including fluid grids, fluid images and media queries. If you know of any good ones that we may have missed, please add them in the comments section below.

Responsive Design Tutorials

Responsive Web Design

In this article you will find out what actually responsive web design is and why it is the next must-have website feature. Also you will find how to make your website to adapt, respond, and overcome.

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Responsive Design in 3 Steps

Responsive web design is no doubt a big thing now. If you still not familiar with responsive design, check out the list of responsive sites that I recently posted. To newbies, responsive design might sound a bit complicated, but it is actually simpler than you think. To help you quickly get started with responsive design, I’ve put together a quick tutorial. I promise you can learn about the basic logic of responsive design and media queries in 3 steps (assuming you have the basic CSS knowledge).

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Responsive Design with CSS3 Media Queries

Media queries are the backbone of responsive web design, and this function of CSS3 will definitely up your ante if you’re familiar with. In this tutorial, Nick La does a great job of introducing and explaining media queries while offering a tutorial for using them.

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How to Design a Mobile Responsive Website

To build a mobile site or not to build a mobile site; this is a question at the forefront of many a discussion. There is, however, another option: responsive web design. When, why, and how should you go about designing a responsive website?

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Responsive Data Tables

Data tables are an important aspect of showing results, or grouped information on a website. With this tutorial, you’ll learn how you can keep this aspect with style.

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Create a Responsive Web Design with Media Queries

If you’ve yet to get your hands dirty with media queries, now is your chance to create your first responsive website design. In this tutorial we’ll look at converting one of my previous WordPress theme designs into a responsive layout, while taking into consideration the design’s original grid structure.

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Beginner’s Guide to Responsive Web Design

Beginner’s introduction to responsive design. You will learn about the spectrum of screen sizes and resolutions that are widening every day, and creating a different version of a website that targets each individual device is not a practical way forward. This is the problem that responsive web design addresses head on.

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Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It

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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and the Less Framework 3

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Techniques in responsive web design

The techniques in this article explain how we can leverage this powerful capability of CSS to also change imagery, alter the navigation on hand-held devices, and set up default CSS for compatibility older browsers.

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A Basic Responsive Grid (Plus Handy CSS3 Media Query Reporter)

In this short tutorial, I’ll provide both a basic review (or introduction) to the basic concepts of responsive design while building a handy CSS3 Media Query Reporter which you may find handy in your future design projects. (I know I have.)

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Responsive Web Design: A Visual Guide

These days, “one size fits all” is quickly becoming a dated concept. Luckily, with CSS media queries, we can now easily build responsive web designs that accomodate everything from your mobile phone, up to your massive desktop!

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Understanding the Elements of Responsive Web Design

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Create an adaptable website layout with CSS3 media queries

With the rise of both very large screens and mobile devices, web developers have to be able to create websites that display correctly and look good whatever the device is. Sure, you can use good old techniques like fluid layouts, but I’ve got something better to show you today. This tutorial will teach you how you can create an adaptable website layout using CSS3.

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Responsive web design

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Techniques For Gracefully Degrading Media Queries

CSS3 media queries, which include the browser width variable, are supported by most modern Web browsers. Mobile and desktop browsers that lack support will present a subpar experience to the user unless we step up and take action. I’ll outline some of techniques that developers can follow to address this problem.

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How To Use CSS3 Media Queries To Create a Mobile Version of Your Website

In this article I’ll explain how, with a few CSS rules, you can create an iPhone version of your site using CSS3, that will work now. We’ll have a look at a very simple example and I’ll also discuss the process of adding a small screen device stylesheet to my own site to show how easily we can add stylesheets for mobile devices to existing websites.

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Optimizing your email for mobile devices with the @media query

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Fluid Images

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Fluid Grids

In this article by Ethan Marcotte you will find a lot of useful information on fluid grids subject. Also you will see some practical examples of fluid grids in action.

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Convert a Menu to a Dropdown for Small Screens

Chris Coyier will show you how to convert a menu to a dropdown for small devices. When the browser window is narrow, the horizontal menu converts from a regular row of links into a dropdown menu.

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Designing for a Responsive Web

The web as we know it is changing. In the past, designers and developers only had to concern themselves with one medium: the computer screen. In recent years, however, a plethora of fully internet-enabled devices with scores of different shapes and capabilities have cropped up, meaning that we now have to design our websites to fit comfortably in as many screen sizes, shapes, and resolutions as you can possibly think of.

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How to use CSS3 Orientation Media Queries

In this article Ryan Seddon will focus on the orientation media query and will make a demonstration showing how to use it.

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Developing a Responsive Website: The Homepage Portfolio Slider

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Developing a Responsive Website: Background Images

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Developing a Responsive Website Part 2: Navigation and Content

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Developing a Responsive Website: The Footer

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Developing a Responsive Website: Secondary Page

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Developing a Responsive Website: Secondary Page Part 2

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Developing a Responsive Website Part 4: Finishing The Homepage Portfolio Slider

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Responsive Design Tools

The 1140px CSS Grid

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Less Framework 4

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Columnal CSS grid system

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SimpleGrid

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Skeleton

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FitText

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Foldy960

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Golden Grid System

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Responsive Images

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Hardboiled CSS3 Media Queries

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css3-mediaqueries.js

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Respond

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320 and up

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Mobile Boilerplate

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Responsive Web Design Sketch Sheets

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resizeMyBrowser

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Responsive Design Testing

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