Other Mobile First Responsive Web Design Challenges
Alright, I’ve written extensively on the challenges with the IMG tag for mobile first responsive web designs. What other challenges are people running into?
Here’s what I’ve seen:
- Video (especially embedding third-party video) — Looks like Fitvids.js is the solution a lot of people are using. See also Elastic Video. BTW, if you’re doing a lot of video, it is probably a good idea to look into how you can use HTTP Adaptive bitrate streaming to send different quality video based on data connection and CPU.
- Data tables — Chris Coyier’s excellent Responsive Data Tables article explains three different possibilities for solving this.
- Third-party ad networks and social widgets — This is biggest problem. It’s a problem whether you’re doing responsive design or not. Scott Jehl talks a little about how they handled ads on the Boston Globe in his presentation from the Breaking Development Conference (pg 97).
What am I missing? What other challenges do you see?