Hands-On Responsive Web Design

A session at Remix South 2012

Friday 19th October, 2012

2:00pm to 5:00pm (EST)

The number of mobile devices entering the market is staggering. Combine this with the fact that desktop resolutions are getting tremendously large and many other web-enabled products will be flooding the market soon and you have a perfect storm for web designers and developers.

One approach to addressing "resolution fragmentation" is responsive web design. This technique allows you to build a single website that responds to the width and height (and many other characteristics) of the browser.

This will be a hands-on workshop where attendees will be asked to participate in key steps in the process of creating a responsive site. Attendees will leave with the confidence they need to apply these techniques on their own projects.

We'll cover:

  • taking responsive beyond the front-end developer role
  • how to manage the design and development process in mobile first responsive web design
  • fluid grids
  • flexible media
  • device-independent CSS3 media queries
  • effective testing
  • helpful JavaScript libraries
  • overview of significant challenges facing responsive web design (images, ads, complex navigation, tables, etc.)

What can you take away from this workshop?

  • A working knowledge of the three core techniques used in responsive web design.
  • An understanding of the impact responsive web design has on the web design and development process.
  • An understanding of when responsive web design is the right decision.
  • An appreciation for the "Responsive Mindset" as opposed to just these techniques.

Note: Attendees should have an intermediate understanding of HTML and CSS and be willing to work with those around them to solve responsive web design challenges. Please bring a laptop, a power cord, and an opinion!

About the speaker

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Ben Callahan

Middle-aged geek. Prez of @hearsparkbox. Founder of @brworkshop.

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Time 2:00pm5:00pm EST

Date Fri 19th October 2012

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