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The Dirt, Episode 1: Images in a Responsive Project


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Earlier this week Steve and I sat down to create our first Fresh Tilled Soil podcast called: The Dirt. We chose to kick off this epic venture by discussing responsive design; a topic that we thought might be interesting in the community and has also been a recent hot topic around the office. We didn’t want to tackle the entire thing as it would take days and you’d get super-bored so we went right after dealing with images.

In this episode we talk about the different ways we deal with responsive images and preparing those images for a responsive project. Everything from normal sprites, to SVG, to icon fonts gets covered in this, our maiden recording of The Dirt.

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Hope you enjoy the show!

Listener Questions

  1. Once you’ve got a basic wireframe defined for a new design, how do you approach designing individual sections (like a main body content area, or a particular box on a home page): Do you start with the 10,000-foot view, general look and feel first (size and shape)? Fonts? Colors?
  2. SASS or LESS?
  3. Photoshop or Fireworks?

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