Responsive Design Is Always Appropriate

Whenever I hear someone say that responsive design isn’t always appropriate I wonder if they truly understand the reasons for designing responsively or how to actually go about creating a responsive site.
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Is Responsive Design Soulless?

It feels like just last week we were defending creativity against some perceived limitation. Well here we are again. This time it’s responsive design that’s become the enemy of creativity. While I could simply point you to last week’s post and ask you to substitute every mention of Photoshop for responsive design, instead I have a few new things to offer.
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3 Types of Breakpoints In Responsive Designs

One of the more important questions you’ll have to answer in a responsive design is where to set breakpoints. Originally designers chose the dimensions of popular devices as a good place to add them. If the iPad is 768px × 1024px then 768px and 1024px might make for good breakpoints or so the thought went.
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Can I Still Use Px?

Moving from static to flexible layouts involves a move from absolute to relative measurements. That generally means giving up px in favor of ems for vertical measurements and % for horizontal measurements. A question that continues to get asked is whether or not it’s ok to still use px here or there.
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Twas The Night Before Responsive

A few years ago when publishing on Christmas Eve, I decided to have a little fun and rewrite the poem Twas the night before Christmas as Twas the night before Google. This year I’m once again publishing on Christmas Eve and I thought why not rewrite the poem yet again? This time with responsive design as the subtext.
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