Pragmatic Responsive Design

Any day now, there will be no going back. By 2013 mobile Internet use is expected to exceed that from the desktop and eventually, ‘mobile’ will be just one of those words like digital and interactive. We still use them…but we’re not quite sure why.

Between now and then, we have lots to figure out. While I’m as giddy as the next person that I can finally use media queries, I’m not so sure there’s value in jettisoning all the concepts and techniques we used in pre-iPhone. The way I see it, anything is fair game if it helps far more than it hurts—and you understand why you’re using it.

This presentation will be part case study, part lessons learned, and part future thinking. What problems are being addressed through responsive design, and where is it falling down? What tools and techniques can we use to fill the gaps, and are these tools sustainable? How should we adapt our planning, design and production workflows? I also can’t help but think there are things lurking we’ve barely talked about…so I’ll try to dig a few of those up as well.

Presented by Stephanie Rieger at the Breaking Development Conference held in September 2011 in Nashville, TN.

Possibly related…

  1. There is No Mobile Web

    The range of devices accessing the web is increasing. We are faced with a choice in how we deal with this diversity. We can either fracture the web by designing a multitude of device-specific silos, or we can embrace the flexibility of the web and create experiences that can adapt to any device or browser.

    Presented by Jeremy Keith at the September 2011 Breaking Development Conference held in Nashville, TN.

    —Huffduffed by bdconf 2 years ago

  2. Adaptation

    Four years ago the prospects for the global economy were generally looking up (the subprime lending crisis was still emerging), George W. Bush was still in office, and Apple Computer had just released their soon to be iconic iPhone 1.0 (sans AppStore). It might be blatantly obvious, but since then you may have noticed things have changed a little?

    If you follow the mainstream tech media you might be inclined to believe that the majority of people around the world have a bleeding-edge, state-of-the-art smartphone (or supercomputer); and those that don’t plan to acquire one as-soon-as-possible. After all, who wouldn’t want the power of an iPhone 5GSExtreme or a Moto Android Nexus Infinity-and-Beyond in their pocket?

    This presentation is for those of you who live in the real world. Those with families, mortgages and of course businesses that need to engage with all those wonderful folk (please don’t call them users) who have a very capable (but not bleeding-edge) device sitting in their pocket, purse, or any other place people keep their magical devices.

    Presented by Bryan and Stephanie Rieger at the Breaking Development Conference held in September 2011 in Nashville, TN.

    —Huffduffed by bdconf 2 years ago

  3. Designing Mobile Web Experiences

    Learn how to think about and design for Web organization, actions, inputs, and layout on a small screens. Luke will share the latest design best practices to create a great mobile Web experience for your customers.

    Presented by Luke Wroblewski at the Breaking Development Conference held in September 2011 in Nashville, TN.

    —Huffduffed by bdconf 2 years ago