55+ Responsive Web Design Tutorials – Are You Ready for Mobile Websites?

by Lars on March 14, 2013

2013 is probably going to be the year where more or less every website owner will implement a responsive layout. The responsive trend started slowly on 2010 and have been growing with the same intensity as the mobile Internet penetration.

If you have not familiarized with the principles and techniques of responsive web design, it is about time to dive it. I have collected more than 55 of the best tutorials for learning responsive web design and implementation. While I recommend you start working with media queries and responsive CSS frameworks and tools yourself I think it is worth mentioning that it is possible to find fully responsive website templates that will surely kick start any mobile friendly website project. I have found a great collection at CreativeCan you may want to check out.

Responsive Column Layouts – MORE INFO

responsive-column-design

In this tutorial you will learn a very simple CSS trick to create a responsive column layout using nth-of-type pseudo class.

CSS Only Responsive Layout With Smooth Transitions – MORE INFO

css-responsive

A cool Codedrops tutorial on how to create a 100% width and height smooth scrolling layout with CSS only.

Responsive Web Design using CSS3 -  MORE INFO

resposive-web-design-tutorial-1

This tutorial explain you how to use CSS 3 @media property (known as media queries) and working with Internet Explorer using Modernizr.

Responsive Design – MORE INFO

bootstrap

This tutorial is about how to apply responsive design feature into your web layout.

Responsive Pricing Tables Using :target for Small Screens – MORE INFO

responsive-target

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a fluid pricing table, then alter the way it’s displayed at different viewport sizes using media queries.

Responsive Design – MORE INFO

responsive-design

This tutorial is going to walk you through how to create an adaptive web experience that’s designed mobile-first

Responsive Design With CSS3 Media Queries – MORE INFO

css3-with-media-design-queries

This tutorial will show you how to create a cross-browser responsive design with HTML5 & CSS3 media queries.

User Opt-out Responsive Web Design – MORE INFO

user-opt-out-responsive-design

Turn Any Site Into a Responsive Site – MORE INFO

turn-responsive

This tutorial will teach you some techniques on how to take your current site and turn it into a mobile friendly one, with little effort.

Create a Responsive Web Design Template – MORE INFO

create-reponsive-web-design-template

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a (very simple looking) web template that is responsive from desktop size down to mobile version.

Designing for a Responsive Web – MORE INFO

designing-responsive-web

In this tutorial, you will learn the do’s and don’ts of designing websites for mobile responsiveness.

Responsive Data Tables – MORE INFO

responsive-data-tables

This tutorial will show you how to create and format a responsive data table.

Creating a CSS3 Responsive Menu – MORE INFO

creating-css3-responsive-menu

This tutorial aims to provide step by step instructions to enable you to create a responsive navigation menu that adapts to varying screen sizes, with the help of CSS media queries.

Elements of Responsive Web Design – MORE INFO

elements-design

In this tutorial, an in depth discussion of the elements of web design is presented.

Typography Responsive Web Design – MORE INFO

typography-responsive-web-design

This tutorial will be discussing typography vis a vis responsive web design. Our focus will be on typography strictly in relation to responsive web design only.

Responsive Menu Concepts – MORE INFO

responsive-menu-concepts

This tutorial will teach you four concepts on how to handle navigation menus for small screens.

The Sparkbox Responsive Design Process – MORE INFO

sparkbox

A graphic tutorial about responsive web design process.

Responsive Design in 3 Steps – MORE INFO

responsive-design-in-3-steps

In this tutorial you will learn how to do the basic logic of responsive design and media queries in 3 steps (assuming you have the basic CSS knowledge)

Scalable Navigation Patterns in Responsive Web Design – MORE INFO

scalable-navigation-patterns-responsive

This tutorial focuses on how to deal with deep navigation in the landscape of a templated environment.

Building a Responsive Layout with Skeleton: jQuery Plugins – MORE INFO

building-layout

In this tutorial you will learn various jQuery plugins to utitlize in order to pull Twitter and Flickr feeds to a page, plus a responsive slider plugin for our features area at the top.

Responsive Resume – MORE INFO

reponsive-resume

This tutorial will teach you how to create a mobile responsive resume to attract new projects.

Techniques for Gracefully Degrading Media Queries – MORE INFO

broken-media

This tutorial will teach you how to implement CSS Media Queries for mobile web.

CSS Elastic Videos – MORE INFO

css-elastic-videos

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make embedded videos elastic (responsive) to browsers.

Build a Responsive Filterable Portfolio with CSS3 Twists – MORE INFO

responsive-portfolio

This tutorial will teach you how to inherent visual appeals of filterable portfolios using straight-forward markup, CSS3 and a little bit of jQuery.

How to Build a Responsive Thumbnail Gallery – MORE INFO

responsive-thumbnail-gallery

In this tutorial you will learn how to build a responsive thumbnail gallery.

Responsive Content Navigator With CSS3 – MORE INFO

responsive-content-navigator

This tutorial will show you how to create a content navigator with CSS only.

Responsive Coming Soon HTML5 Page Tutorial – MORE INFO

responsive-html-5

In this tutorial we’ll create a coming soon template, 100% responsive, that will help you keep your users informed while you are building a new website.

Build Responsive Site Week Designing Responsively Part 1 – MORE INFO

build-responsive-in-a-week

This tutorial will teach you the basics of creating a responsive website for mobile devices.

Create a Responsive Web Design with Media Queries – MORE INFO

responsive-web-design

In this tutorial how to convert a previous WordPress theme design into a responsive layout, while taking into consideration the design’s original grid structure.

Beginner’s Guide to Responsive Web Design – MORE INFO

beginners-responsive

This tutorial is intended both for beginners and advanced web designers in creating mobile responsive websites.

Convert Menu to Dropdown – MORE INFO

convert-menu-to-dropdown

This tutorial will teach you how to convert your regular row of links into a drop down menu.

CSS Responsive Navigation Menu – MORE INFO

css-responsive-navigation

This tutorial will teach you how make a responsive toggle on hover menu which is more user friendly.

How to Use CSS3 Orientation Media Queries – MORE INFO

css3-orientation

This tutorial will focus on the orientation of media queries and also demonstrate on how to use it.

Adaptive Layout Media Queries – MORE INFO

adaptive-layout

This tutorial will teach you how to create a beautiful website employing adaptive layouts and optimized for the latest mobile devices.

Responsive Images Experimenting with Context Aware Image Sizing – MORE INFO

responsive-images

This tutorial will teach you how to deliver optimized, contextual image sizes for responsive layouts that utilize dramatically different image sizes at different resolutions.

Build a Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Web Page With Skeleton – MORE INFO

built-with-skeleton

In this tutorial you will learn how to use a boilerplate called Skeleton to take the headaches out of designing and building a responsive web page.

Responsive Web Nav – MORE INFO

response-nav

This tutorial walk you through on how to build a simple navigation from the ground using the CSS3 media queries and jQuery to display it in a small screen size like the smartphones properly.

How to Use CSS3 Media Queries to Create a Mobile Version of Your Website – MORE INFO

mobile-version

In this tutorial, you will learn how to convert an existing website into a mobile responsive website.

Handling Typography Responsive Design – MORE INFO

typography-responsive

This tutorial covers how to effectively format font types to be responsive as well.

CSS Effect: Space Image Out to Match Text Height – MORE INFO

spacing-out

This tutorial will teach you how to properly space out images to match text height.

Big Menus, Small Screens: Responsive, Multi Level Navigation – MORE INFO

big-menu-small-screen

In this tutorial to responsive navigation, you will learn how to use an approach that can accommodate large, multi-level navigation menus using media queries and jQuery, whilst trying to keep markup simple and external resources minimal.

Responsive Horizontal Layout – MORE INFO

responsive-layout

This tutorial will show you how to create a horizontal layout with several content panels.

Responsive Web Design: A Visual Guide – MORE INFO

responsive-design-visual

This tutorial shows how to build a mobile responsive site thru a video presentation. It covers all the basic things needed to get you started.

Responsive Web Design – MORE INFO

responsive-web

This tutorial aims to show how to create a responsive design of a web page adaptable to different screen resolutions, and providing a concrete example.

Optimizing your emails for mobile devices With the @media query – MORE INFO

mobile-devices

A quick tutorial on how to properly handle emails using the @media query.

Fluidgrids – MORE INFO

fluidgrids

This tutorial pretty much discusses how to make grids fluid and resize according to the browser’s window.

Creating Responsive Stylish with CSS3 and HTML5 – MORE INFO

responsive-form

This tutorial provides a basic introduction on how to make responsive sites using HTML5 and CSS3.

Working with Fluid Images in Dreamweaver CS6 – MORE INFO

dreamweaver-cs6

In this tutorial, you will see how to manage fluid images integrated within the website using Dreamweaver CS6.

5 Useful CSS Tricks for responsive Design – MORE INFO

useful-css

A tutorial of 5 most commonly used CSS tricks along with sample cases for coding responsive designs. They are simple CSS properties such as min-width, max-width, overflow, and relative value — but these properties play an important part in responsive design.

About
Lars started tripwire magazine back in January 2009. He is really passionate about web design, web development, SEO, social media and loves to look into new technologies, techniques, tools etc. and to write articles for tripwire magazine readers.

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