Retrofitting Responsive CSS

I’ve been working recently on getting together a responsive design solution for clients that already have a website and just want to add responsive in order to be accessible on mobiles and tablets.

Major caveat: this is not a best practice, in fact it’s pretty inefficient and clunky – but it does fill a gap.

Basically, the idea is to create a new CSS file that applies the necessary media queries and overrides the styling for the site to make it respond for mobile users. The client prompting this is Costhetics – as a content producer, they have existing practices in place (as well as a pretty big library of content) and needed a way to enhance the experience of consuming their content on mobile without needing to immediately reimplement their site.

The results of this process are now in staging and I’ll update this post with links and notes after go live..