Check out these great online resources on creating liquid/fluid and elastic layouts, including sources for design inspiration, downloadable templates, frameworks, articles and tutorials.
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Download the slides from my presentation at The CSS Summit online conference, as well as get links to related tutorials on designing flexible images.
All the major browsers now have zoom functions built in, which may make it seem like there’s no longer any need for liquid or elastic layouts. Not so.
Download the slides from my presentation at Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference 2009, as well as get links to related tutorials on designing flexible images.
It’s possible to dynamically “crop” both background and foreground images as the layout changes in width, solving the problem of overflowing fixed-width images in a flexible page.
Simple CSS techniques can make the content images inside your liquid or elastic pages scale with the layout.
I’ve updated my original post on sites to explore for flexible web design inspiration.
Presenting static image comps to clients can be especially problematic if you create flexible layouts. Try building an (X)HTML/CSS version of the design to show to your client instead in order to make designing and creating flexible layouts easier.
Download the slides from my presentation Designing CSS Layouts for the Flexible Web at the National Association of Government Webmasters 2008 Annual Conference.
Download the slides from my presentation Designing CSS Layouts for the Flexible Web at the Voices That Matter Web Design Conference.