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Adapting to Responsive Web Design


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Plenary talk on "Adapting to Responsive Web Design" given by David Cornforth at the IWMW 2013 event held at the University of Bath on 26-28 June 2013.

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Adapting to Responsive Web Design

  1. 1. Adapting toResponsive Web DesignDavid CornforthIWMW 2013@dc86 #iwmw13
  2. 2. Computers don’t bite
  3. 3. Via Web Archive
  4. 4. Same oldnew medium
  5. 5. WhitespaceThe foldCanvasFixed-widthPage
  6. 6. Nature of the web
  7. 7. The principle of universality allows theWeb to work no matter what hardware,software, network connection or languageyou use and to handle information of alltypes and qualities. This principle guidesWeb technology design.Tim Berners-LeeLong Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and NeutralityScientific American, Nov 2010
  8. 8. It is the nature of the web to beflexible, and it should be our role asdesigners and developers toembrace this flexibility.John AllsoppA Dao of Web DesignA List Apart, Jan 2000
  9. 9. Responsiveweb design
  10. 10. Survey
  11. 11. You’ve started to embraceresponsive web design
  12. 12. You’re not quite sure aboutresponsive web design
  13. 13. ContentProcessesOrganisations
  14. 14. Content, nowmobile
  15. 15. Content is a hairy, complicated beast.There’s stuff to research, sift through,create, curate, correct, schedule - andthat’s before we even think aboutpublishing. … No wonder we want tohide under the bed.Kristina HalvorsonAuthor, Content Strategy for the WebTaken from the foreword to The Elements of Content Strategy, 2011
  16. 16. Source: Google 2012 -
  17. 17. We can’t treatmobile usersdifferently
  18. 18. Get your content ready togo anywhere because it’sgoing to go everywhere.Brad FrostFor a Future-Friendly WebOct 2011,
  19. 19. Web page
  20. 20. Thinking about fundamentals ofour content and at a micro-level
  21. 21. Before we start throwing around fancyacronyms, we need to get closer to the contentitself, creating a framework for making smartdecisions about its structure. Only then can wetackle technology in meaningful, useful ways. Sohang on—this part’s important.Sara Wachter-BoettcherFuture-Ready ContentFeb 2012,
  22. 22. Technology will change. Standards will evolve.But the need for understanding our content—itspurpose, meaning, structure, relationships, andvalue—will remain. When we can embrace thisthinking, we will unshackle our content—confident it will live on, heart intact, as it travelsinto the great future unknown.Sara Wachter-BoettcherFuture-Ready ContentFeb 2012,
  23. 23. Future-friendlycontent
  24. 24. Still think it’s daunting? It is. It’s also a hugeopportunity— maybe the best we’ll see in ourcareers—to change the way we create, manage,and maintain our content. And it’s a big chanceto create a better user experience by improvingthe quality of our content. Let’s not waste it.Karen McGraneAuthor of Content Strategy for MobileNov 2012,
  25. 25. Process andorganisations
  26. 26. Process and organisation
  27. 27. Design process
  28. 28. A journey
  29. 29. Constant change
  30. 30. Responsive webdesign doesn’t bite
  31. 31. Thank youDavid @dc86
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