Responsive Web Design is, simply said, a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience. RWD makes a website easy to read and navigate with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling, across different browsers and platforms (desktop to tablets to phone) based on fluid grids, flexible images and media queries.
But why should you care about Responsive Web Design?
Previously, sites were chiefly designed for desktops. But the mobile web has became more popular. According to statistics the mobile internet is expected to overtake desktop internet usage this year. This makes it necessary to design websites that are flexible and can be viewed from almost any device.
As you might know Liip is hiring. If not checkout http://liip.ch/jobs and see if you find something for you there. ProTip™: Bring beer if you get invited.
This tuesday (tomorrow), the traditional Webtuesday will be held at the Liip Zurich office. Pierre Spring will talk about responsive design done responsibly. Liip will sponsor drinks and snacks. It starts as usual at 19:30. We're happy to welcome you.
Some little more info at the webtuesday web page
Teilzeitarbeit muss kein Karriererisiko sein
In vielen Firmen zeigt sich das Bild des Mitarbeitenden, der nur als Vollzeitbeschäftigter Karriereschritte machen kann. Teilzeit - gerade auch wenn für Kinderbetreuung eingesetzt - wird vom Arbeitgeber oft als zu kleines Engagement gewertet. Wir verstehen deshalb Angestellte in solchen Firmen, welche die Frage nach Teilzeit nur sehr zögernd oder vielleicht überhaupt nie stellen. Unsere Erfahrung zeigt, dass gelebte Teilzeitarbeit über verschiedene Funktionen und Rollen dazu führt, dass diese Furcht verschwindet. Wohl deshalb arbeiten bei uns weit über die Hälfte aller Mitarbeitenden Teilzeit (60% - 90%). Für unsere männlich dominierte Branche ist das bemerkenswert. Die Väter (und Mütter) betreuen am freien Tag ihre Kinder. Jüngere Kollegen ohne Kinder machen Ausbildungen oder gehen anderen Beschäftigungen nach.
Earlier this week, Moodle announced the availability of Moodle 2.4, with many new improvements, after almost 6 months worth of work since the release of Moodle 2.3 (in June 2012).
Within the e-learning team at Liip, we are very excited to see this new version of Moodle released for public consumption: it's various new features and performance improvements will power all our next Moodle client developments.
We are very thrilled to be a gold sponsor at the Frontend Conference Zurich which is starting today – So it is with hyperbolic excitement that we can announce that each conference attendee will find a copy of Mike Monteiro's awesome book "Design is a Job" in his or her goodie bag.
For one of our projects we are using Vagrant and Chef to provision virtual machines for development. The idea as you might know already is to have the same development environment for all devs.
The one and a half days at the Meet Magento #6.12 conference helped me to shape the vision of Liip as a Magento solution provider. I can see an exciting future with a lot of opportunities in the eCommerce business and the upcoming version Magento 2.
On Wednesday five Liipers spoke at the ONE Schweiz Conference in the Messe Zürich.