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Andy Clarke is no stranger to many of us responsivarians. His site recently went through a simplistic design overhaul while he worked on the responsive masterpiece we see today. This is a brilliant site which takes advantage of media queries for visual re-representation not for just widths but also pixel densities.


<meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="True">
<meta name="MobileOptimized" content="320">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

The site/design uses http://symbolset.com/ to overcome the retina/high pixel density issues that are faced with background png images.

Andy is careful to only include certain JS to IE browsers while ensure it’s not served to IE Mobile.


<!--[if (lt IE 9) & (!IEMobile)]>
<script src="http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/build/sn/js/nwmatcher-1.2.5.js">
<script src="http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/build/sn/js/selectivizr-min.js">
<![endif]-->

Andy also uses Schott Jehls orientation iOS bug fix when you allow users to zoom on their site.


/*! A fix for the iOS orientationchange zoom bug.
 Script by @scottjehl, rebound by @wilto.
 MIT / GPLv2 License.
*/
(function(w){

    // This fix addresses an iOS bug, so return early if the UA claims it's something else.
	var ua = navigator.userAgent;
	if( !( /iPhone|iPad|iPod/.test( navigator.platform ) && /OS [1-5]_[0-9_]* like Mac OS X/i.test(ua) && ua.indexOf( "AppleWebKit" ) > -1 ) ){
		return;
	}

    var doc = w.document;

    if( !doc.querySelector ){ return; }

    var meta = doc.querySelector( "meta[name=viewport]" ),
        initialContent = meta && meta.getAttribute( "content" ),
        disabledZoom = initialContent + ",maximum-scale=1",
        enabledZoom = initialContent + ",maximum-scale=10",
        enabled = true,
		x, y, z, aig;

    if( !meta ){ return; }

    function restoreZoom(){
        meta.setAttribute( "content", enabledZoom );
        enabled = true;
    }

    function disableZoom(){
        meta.setAttribute( "content", disabledZoom );
        enabled = false;
    }

    function checkTilt( e ){
		aig = e.accelerationIncludingGravity;
		x = Math.abs( aig.x );
		y = Math.abs( aig.y );
		z = Math.abs( aig.z );

		// If portrait orientation and in one of the danger zones
        if( (!w.orientation || w.orientation === 180) && ( x > 7 || ( ( z > 6 && y < 8 || z < 8 && y > 6 ) && x > 5 ) ) ){
			if( enabled ){
				disableZoom();
			}        	
        }
		else if( !enabled ){
			restoreZoom();
        }
    }

	w.addEventListener( "orientationchange", restoreZoom, false );
	w.addEventListener( "devicemotion", checkTilt, false );

Stuff & Nonsense Technical Details

Site Meta Tag

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">

Media Queries

@media print {}

@media only screen and (min-width:600px) {}
@media only screen and (min-width:768px) {}
@media only screen and (min-width:992px) {}
@media only screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:1.5),only screen and (min-resolution:144dpi) {}
@media only screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:1.5) and (min-width:600px),only screen and (min-resolution:144dpi) and (min-width:600px) {}
@media only screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:1.5) and (min-width:768px),only screen and (min-resolution:144dpi) and (min-width:768px) {}
@media only screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:1.5) and (min-width:992px),only screen and (min-resolution:144dpi) and (min-width:992px) {}

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