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Responsive design not only challenge our tools and approaches to web design and development, but also forces us to review our ways of planning and managing content. New workflows require the right tools. Upon first thought, this opens an opportunity for completely new content management systems (CMS) and publishing platforms (and we’ll probably see plenty of them in the near future). But anyone who has ever migrated from one CMS to another knows very well that the process is not painless. So, can we adapt a familiar and popular CMS such as WordPress to help us create and manage adaptive content?
First, we’ll need to get things straight. What does adaptive content mean, and why do we need it in the age of responsive design?
Responsive design isn’t just a change in layout or the use of media queries here and there, it is a mind-state and an action that has clear meaning.
Responsive design is essentially saying that we care more about the content than we have in the past. In fact, we care so much that we will even optimize content to be read and viewed on devices that haven’t been launched yet.
In essence, we are trying to present information as clearly as possible and be as efficient as possible all at the same time. Here’s a common misconception; mobile first means designing as though your entire site revolves around the mobile phone. That isn’t quite accurate. Mobile first simply means to design for the simplest experience first, which often leads us to cut out overheads that we are experiencing or may experience in the future.
In the world of design; quick decisions; responsiveness; and creative content we need to be vigilant first and...