Adaptable view is a user interface design pattern which you can use to allow users to manually change visual appearance of content in order to fit their needs. This is usually done by switching styles (in web sites and applications). This way you provide your users with more control over the appearance of content which improves user experience.
Adaptable view can be used to enable users to increase/decrease font size, change background color, darken background for higher contrast, switch between different site versions or to change the layout of the site or any part of it. To learn more about this pattern check out Adaptable View design pattern on UI Patterns. You will find a strange implementation of this pattern where complete header is being hidden – including the logo.
In this tutorial, I will focus on explaining how to manually change the layout and show you two great examples and “how did they do it”.