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I have been trying to implement a vertical scrolling site that is also responsive. For that purpose, I have not used a responsive grid, only media queries. But I do have some blanks to be filled and I was hoping that you might shed some light.

First of all, I haven't used grids because I need elements to be contained either in the 100% width/height of viewport, or the 1200px Width/100% Height (and responsively to lower viewport sizes) of the viewport. My top tier screen is 1920x1080.

I have laid down some screens (mainly they are slices in the same viewport, for example 3 or four columns), but my problem is with a circular content carousel that is contained on 1200px and displays 3 columns at each time with a simple image and text below. Up to the ipad break-point (1024px - landscape or 768px portrait) it works fine. But when I go to the iphone breakpoints all hell breaks loose.

  1. How can I implement the responsiveness on the carousel? Are there ways for example to have this on larger screens as a three column carousel, but what do I do when it comes to mobile devices?
  2. Is vertical scrolling site compatible with the responsive web design or is it a bad tactic?
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closed as not constructive by kontur, JonW Feb 22 '13 at 7:40

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Your question seems very implementation centered. What is your user experience concern here, specifically? –  kontur Feb 19 '13 at 10:15
    
Mostly how the carousel would be user friendly. Where should I ask about the implementation? –  Panagiotis Feb 19 '13 at 11:15
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stackoverflow.com is the place for concrete how-to code questions. Could you provide mock-ups or screenshots (links to those, if you can't insert the images yourself yet as new user) of things that look or work in a problematic way? With your question describing different screensizes and scenarios, it is a bit hard to really pin down what is the thing that causes you trouble. –  kontur Feb 19 '13 at 11:20
    
oh I see. Thanks :) –  Panagiotis Feb 19 '13 at 11:30
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Also see caroufredsel.dev7studios.com - this is a carousel that has a "responsive" setting. –  kontur Feb 22 '13 at 7:15

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I can imagine that. I think you need to discard the carousel on a certain (iPhone-ish) width and implement a user-controled carousel - like the Swedish newspaper Expressen:

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Below the big header you see navigation arrows, and a red marker besides three gray ones. These are a carousel implemented on iPhone width fully user controlled. This is the same carousel viewed on the web:

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On the web it all moves (annoyingly), but on the iPhone all is still. Nicely implemented! Do the same and you'll get my cheers!

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