Responsive design is one of the most exciting developments to hit the web for some time. But there’s a common misconception that it involves merely slapping some media queries on to an existing desktop-centric site and labelling the result "mobile-friendly." Nothing could be further from the truth. This workshop will demonstrate that truly effective responsive design must begin with the content first, which is then progressively adapted to a multitude of screen sizes and environments.
This workshop will help you to construct web sites that will feel natural on a whole range of devices, from mobile phones to tablets, laptops, e-readers and devices we haven’t even thought of yet.
You’ll learn how to:
- Prioritise content
- Ensure that no visitor is denied access to information,
- Decide when to switch layouts using media queries,
- Apply fluid layouts based on percentages,
- Serve up different sized images for different environments,
- Figure out new processes and workflows that embrace the ever-changing nature of the web.
In his spare time, Jeremy plays bouzouki in the band Salter Cane, curates an online Irish music community called The Session and runs Huffduffer, a site for creating podcasts of found sounds. You should unfollow him on Twitter.