Inspired by Ethan Marcotte’s A List Apart article, I’ve implemented a responsive design on a small number of pages here at the Chronicle. I’ll add to that number in the coming weeks, as time permits.
What does that mean for readers? In short, the pages change to fit the browser window. For example, fiddle with the window on Tyler Kalmakoff’s “The Man on the Mound” (after you’ve read it, of course). Elements move and resize to better use the available screen space, and it works on handheld devices, too.
(Psst! Enjoying the custom designs on recent stories? They’re fun exercises for me and, I hope, add something to the reading experience. I’ll eventually spiff up the older stories, too. Browse the archive in the weeks to come.)
—September 13, 2010