Still Wondering What Adaptive Design is? This Website Will Help

Todd Wasserman
January 16, 2013
Still Wondering What Adaptive Design is? This Website Will Help
Liquid

Liquid

"Liquid (also called "Fluid") is characterized by scaling the width of parts of the design relative to the window. It tends to fail when the window is much smaller or much larger than it was originally designed for."

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Adaptive design. It's one of the big buzzwords in digital media right now, but what does it mean?

Nick Davison, director of web development for ad firm Digitaria, has come up with the quickest explanation we've ever seen, not only for adaptive design, but for static, liquid and responsive designs as well. Best of all, it's almost completely visual.

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Still confused? Then check out Mashable CTO Robyn Peterson's explanation here.

Images courtesy of Nick Davison; thumbnail image via iStockphoto, marekuliasz

This story originally published on Mashable here.