Would you look at this? Adaptive design has been a hot topic for the past year or so, and rightfully so. Web design is new industry, mobile Web design is younger than that. While everybody is shoehorning CSS into doing pretty much everything under the sun, I’m really excited to see something like this. Especially from someone like Nathan Smith.
Media queries seemed like a breath of fresh air when I first heard about them, but my heart sank when I realized they couldn’t be used to scope conditional downloads. Same with a print stylesheet. It’s downloaded whether or not a user ever prints the page.
I got to thinking: If we’re so worried about screen width, and want to test for screen width, why not… Um, I dunno: Test for screen width? Then I had the idea to revisit noscript in the document head, from *years* ago.
I checked the spec — Lo and behold, it’s now valid in HTML5. I mean, it always worked, just now it’s officially okay. So yeah, anyway, glad you liked my approach! 🙂