The word ‘responsive’ might not even be strong enough to describe what we mean when we use the word ‘responsive’. We tend to look for a variety of meanings, but when it comes to what we mean by ‘responsive design’, we tend to err on the side of too much.
Of course, our audience is different from that of a mass media consumer, and so we’d hesitate to draw any broad generalizations about the average web page designer, but we can identify a few characteristics that may hold true for the majority of designers.
1. They will (a) designed with care and skill and (b) measure consistency with the consumer- they assume that their viewers are diverse and sophisticated enough to fill out a form on their own. To do this, they tend to limit the number of pre-designed pages to a few hundred, choose from a set of popular templates, and incorporate links to the home page or ‘back link’ there.
2. They will (a) designed with care and skill and (b) measure consistency with the consumer- they assume that their viewers are diverse and sophisticated enough to fill out a form on their own. To do this, they tend to limit the number of pre-designed pages to a few hundred, choose from a set of popular templates, and incorporate links to the home page or ‘back link’ there.
3. They will (a) designed with care and skill and (b) vary the difficulty of forms that they display on their home page- in order to avoid any possible mistyping, they tend to auto-populate forms, etc. These adjust the settings for the number of fields required and the date value used, but they also pre- set the dates for fields required (so that you can match them to the appropriate fields in the database). This allows you to design a database that will hold the minimum and maximum for each field needed, so that’s the best that you’ll get out of it.
4. They will (a) designed with care and skill and (b) demonstrate an understanding of design- they understand that people want functionality, they understand the importance of form design, they understand the differences between right and left-hand formatting and theyause the importance of laying out specifications properly.
5. They will (a) design the form they’ll be using to enter data (the core of it, not including the underneath lines which allow you to identify the form elements later), and (b) ensure that each form element has a closing tag (a closing tag before the item it’s associated with fails to close the form).
6. Restart your browser
1. To enter repeaters, click on the ‘Start’ button at the top of the address bar and then scroll over to the ‘History’ item.
2. Highlight the repeater (click on the white box with a cross underneath) and then move the mouse down to the ‘Options’ item.
3. Highlight the ‘Server’ item and then click on it.
4. Click on the ‘Use Server’ item.
5. Type the four addresses you learned earlier- these are internet addresses, not web addresses.
6. Click on the ‘Ok’ button. You may need to restart the browser for this to take effect.
Now you can browse the web normally. When you get to a page, you’ll see in the url field at the top of the address bar that contains the website address you just typed in. Click on the address to see the emails associated with that address- perhaps emails [email protected], for example.
Note:Since all emails are out there in the world now, have a spam filter that is aware of anything you might want to read in this file.
Files on the ‘versions’
There are two versions of this file. If you copied a file from an earlier revisions of this file, you may find that some emails from it will not be able to be opened because they are older. There are record number bits in the header and message fields that have not been updated. If you have a file that is older, you might need to delete it and get the newest one. If you are having a hard time finding certain old messages, you can go to the search field and type in the obsolete date. To be safe, remove the duplicate files before deleting the entire file.
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