Workshops for the Web

One-day masterclasses for web professionals

Responsive Enhancement

by Jeremy Keith

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.

What will I learn?

  • 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.

Jeremy Keith

Jeremy is technical director at Clearleft. He wrote the books DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax and most recently HTML5 For Web Designers, but what he really wants to do is direct. His latest project is Huffduffer, a service for creating podcasts of found sounds. When he’s not making websites, Jeremy plays bouzouki in the band Salter Cane. His online home is adactio.com.