September 20, 2016 — We’ve all heard about responsive design and how important it is. But most designers and developers only use techniques to build their sites to be responsive on the client-side without even knowing about a completely different approach to responsive design: Responsive Design with Server Side Components (RESS).
RESS leverages the server to make websites and applications as lightning fast as possible. I will discuss the pros and cons of both client-side and server-side responsive design and show techniques that designers and developers can start using today.
August 5, 2015 — We all know about Responsive Design. But most mainstream techniques rely on the browser to call the shots and determine what and how the content gets displayed, typically using media queries. This reliance can be taxing to poor, overworked devices. Doesn’t it make more sense to let the server, with it’s beefier processors, compile the page and send the content to the device so that the page is lighting fast regardless of the device? This is where RESS(Server Side Responsive) steps in. Learn how this is different from what you thought of as responsive design as well as techniques that you can use right away to significantly reduce your render time.