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The Big List of Image Compression Tools

by Robert Pirozzi

12
May
2014

Pixelated Picture of a TrainSimilar to other lists that we have published recently (see The Great Big List of Responsive Frameworks (and Boilerplates) and Bluetrain’s Go-To List of Source Code Management (SCM) Tools), this is a list of image compression tools to help you put your images on a diet (make your images smaller in size).

Responsive Design from a Designer’s Perspective

by Robert Pirozzi

6
May
2014

Continuing with our posts providing insights into responsive web design I spent a few minutes talking to Alec Sibilia, one of our Designers here at Bluetrain.io.

Rob: In your mind, what are the biggest challenges in responsive web design?

Getting Your REST

by Robert Pirozzi

29
Apr
2014

I was talking with one of our engineers the other day trying to understand REST and he sent me a couple of great resources that I thought I would share:

Simply Being Responsive is Not Enough

by Robert Pirozzi

23
Apr
2014

Making your site responsive has become the most popular means of addressing users on mobile devices. It is also Google’s preferred way of addressing mobile users – serving the same content, appropriately sized for the accessing device, on the same URL as the desktop site.

More Responsive Web Design Insight from the Front Lines

by Robert Pirozzi

18
Apr
2014
Picture of Paul Regensburg

Paul Regensburg, President and Creative Director at RainCastle Communications

This is a continuation in our series of insights from agencies on the future of responsive web design.

Bluetrain’s Go-To List of Source Code Management (SCM) Tools

by Robert Pirozzi

7
Apr
2014

Whether you call it a source code management tool, a version control system, or even a revision control system, serious software development requires a tool to help manage code libraries and the versions or changes to the code in those libraries. The purpose of this post, similar to our “Great Big List of Responsive Frameworks (and Responsive Boilerplates)” post), is to simply make you aware of some of the options available to you to help you manage your code…

Responsive Web Design Insights from the Front Lines

by Robert Pirozzi

3
Apr
2014

Bluetrain sponsored a panel discussion last month at South by Southwest on the next generation of responsive design entitled “From Every Screen to No Screen”. As part of that panel our founder, Steffan Berelowitz, put three challenge questions to the panelists to get their insights on how responsive design is evolving. Everyone was really fired-up about the discussion. (See comments that trended on Twitter #RWDnextgen.)

The Great Big List of Responsive Frameworks (and Boilerplates)

by Robert Pirozzi

31
Mar
2014

No warranties. No recommendations. No Reviews. The standard “mileage may vary” disclaimer. This is simply, as the title would imply, a big list of responsive frameworks and responsive boilerplates to help you as you search for the “perfect” framework or boilerplate for your next Picture of Multiple Screensproject.

Breakpoints in Responsive Design

by Robert Pirozzi

25
Mar
2014

Breakpoints in Responsive Design

We’re often asked to make breakpoint recommendations for responsive website designs, and many individuals are looking for “standard” sizes for the various devices out there. Here’s the problem – there are no “standard” sizes. With a proliferation of screen sizes – not to mention the advent of wearables – there are just too many permutations for anything to be considered “standard”.

With Wearables, Mobility is Rapidly Moving Beyond Smartphones and Tablets

by Robert Pirozzi

20
Mar
2014

The world of mobile devices is continuing to push boundaries with wearables poised to be the next “hot” thing. Signaling their strong interest in wearable devices, Google last Tuesday introduced Android Wear, an Android OS just for wearable devices (see Android Wear: Google’s Smartwatch Plans Come Into Focus).



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