Full-Day Workshop: Responsive Design

A session at beyond tellerrand 2014

Wednesday 21st May, 2014

10:00am to 5:00pm (CET)

Successful responsive design isn’t just about fluid grids and media queries: it’s about designing a better process. The challenges companies face go well beyond new design and development techniques—doing responsive design right also requires a new way of thinking about project goals, roles and responsibilities, review and approval processes, and project culture. The best responsive sites are based on a culture of performance, a plan for accessibility and progressive enhancement from the outset, an iterative design and development practice, and—perhaps most important—a well-researched and executed content strategy.

-- During the workshop

We lay the groundwork for understanding responsive design and why it's important; how your content will need to adapt as you move onto other platforms and devices; how your design and development processes will change; how the tools and deliverables you create will evolve; and how to make responsive design happen in your organization. This session will include a mix of presentations by Ethan and Karen, hands-on exercises, discussions among the attendees, and we always leave plenty of time for Q&A.

-- This workshop will cover:

  • Selling and gaining buy-in for doing responsive design
  • Thinking about content separate from presentation, and how the "page" is different
  • Rapid iterations and prototyping as part of the responsive design process
  • Managing the rewrite and migration process along with a redesign
  • How content types, pattern libraries, and design standards can make your life easier
  • How project team and stakeholder roles and responsibilities change
  • How review and approval processes will be different

-- Required equipment and knowledge

You don't need hands-on experience with front-end coding techniques, but you do need a working knowledge of the design and development process. To get the most out of the workshop, you'll need to bring both a laptop and a mobile device.

About the speakers

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Ethan Marcotte
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Karen McGrane

On a good day, I make the web more awesome. On a bad day, I just make it suck less. bio from Twitter

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Time 10:00am5:00pm CET

Date Wed 21st May 2014

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Books by speaker

  • Going Responsive
  • Content Strategy for Mobile
  • Responsive Web Design (Brief Books for People Who Make Websites, No. 4)

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