intention.js : A library for intentionally dealing with responsive design

intention.js : A library for intentionally dealing with responsive design

Intention.js is a lightweight tool for responsive design developed at Dow Jones that manipulates the DOM via HTML attributes. The methods for manipulation are placed with the elements themselves, so flexible layouts don’t have to be so abstract and messy.

What should an element’s classes be on mobile vs tablet? Where should advertising markup be placed when viewed on a desktop browser? Does the page require an alternate slideshow widget on touch-enabled devices? These are all scenarios that Intention.js can handle, altering the page based onusers’ devices. Context.js creates a set of common page contexts for width thresholds, touch devices, high-res displays and a fallback.

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