How to plan your responsive design website

byIJNet
Jul 19, 2013 in Miscellaneous

Responsive design, Jordan journalism, GIFs and more are found in this week’s Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

Here are IJNet’s picks from this week’s stories:

What journalists need to know about responsive design: tips, takeaways & best practices

Phones and tablets have created new ways for audiences to reach our work, but they’ve also made it much harder to design a website that works for all readers. A site that looks great on a laptop might be illegible on a phone, while a sleek design on a tablet might look simplistic on a desktop monitor. Poynter

Amping up the GIF: Zeega wants to re-invent interactive media on mobile

Zeega is a desktop-only tool that allows you to pick a music track from Soundcloud and then add GIFs and images on top of the music to create a hybrid video/slideshow. What makes the finished product interesting is that it relies on the user’s gestures to set the pace of storytelling. GigaOM

Jordan: A dark day for journalism

Jordan has blocked 16 more sites, bringing about a total of 254 local news websites that have been blocked by the Jordanian government. The move follows the decision made on June 2, 2013, to block access to approximately 300 websites from within Jordan for failing to register under last year’s Press and Publications Law in Jordan. European Journalism Center

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