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Responsive Web Design Fundamentals

Google via Udacity


In this course you'll learn the fundamentals of responsive web design with Google's Pete LePage! You'll create your own responsive web page that works well on any device - phone, tablet, desktop or anything in between.

You’ll start by exploring what makes a site responsive and how some common responsive design patterns work across different devices. From there, you’ll learn how to create your own responsive layout using the viewport tag and CSS media queries. As you proceed, you’ll experiment with major and minor breakpoints, and optimizing text for reading.


  • Why Responsive
    • Introduction to responsive design with Pete LePage.,Why does responsive design work for any device?,Remote debugging and emulation in the browser.
  • Starting Small
    • What is the viewport?,Learn about sizing the content to the viewport.,Touch targets, and why they should be large.
  • Building Up
    • How to take advantage of CSS media queries.,What is a breakpoint, and how to choose one.,How to use the CSS flexbox to modify layout.
  • Common Responsive Patterns
    • How to apply the mostly fluid pattern.,How to apply the column drop pattern.,How to apply layout shifter pattern.
  • Optimizations
    • Using minor break points.,How to optimize text layout.,How to use responsive tables, and strategies for dealing with them.

Taught by

Pete LePage


4.7 rating, based on 9 Class Central reviews

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  • Great class! you can practice too. thanks Google and Class Central ^^
    keep up free class :D so everyone can join.
  • This course offers up a lot of industry standard tips and tricks. Having played with responsive sites for a few years now, it really provided me with a surprising amount of information on DIPs, Viewports and the proper use of Media Queries. I have not seen content like this elsewhere as most courses simply iterate the syntax over and over again without explaining the why (think Code Academy). The in-browser tests used with Chrome Dev Tools for the mini quizzes was a fantastic addition that I hope to see used more often. To get the most out of this course you need a solid foundation of HTML & CSS to understand the concepts here.
  • The course is simple and informative but be wary, you need to have at the very least a basic understanding of HTML5 and CSS3. One of the projects requires a rudimentary knowledge of Javascript but the rest of the projects are very straight-forward.…
  • It is a GREAT course to help you dip your toes into the ocean that is Responsive Web Design. It does not go into great depths in the things it mentions but rather eases you into the material and the ideology of RWD showing you at the same time the implementation.
    Some knowledge of HTML and CSS is required to breeze through the class, however this is , in a way , the successor to the HTML & CSS class taught in the same program so nothing less should be expected.
    For me it was an enlightening experience and I recommend it to anyone who wishes to dwelve deeper into the mysteries of Web Development!!
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