UIEtips: Responsive Web Design

Jared Spool

January 11th, 2011

It’s true. People are accessing our designs on more types of devices than ever before. So how do you keep up? How do you ensure your design will work the way you intended on all of those products?

Ethan Marcotte coined a term called Responsive Web Design. A technique that will help your design scale with the ever-growing array of devices and browsers, and it allows us to take a more universal approach to designing for the web.

In today’s UIEtips, Ethan shares an article he originally wrote for the fine people at A List Apart, Responsive Web Design. It outlines and explains his concept. Ethan gives you some of the steps you’ll need to start building your own flexible designs. We love the article, and think it’s a great way to immerse yourself in the concept.

Read Ethan’s article, Responsive Web Design.

As it turns out, Ethan is also giving our first virtual seminar of 2011: The How and Why of Responsive Web Design. At the end of this Thursday’s seminar, you’ll understand why you should adopt a responsive approach to your design, learn how you can start with flexible designs, and how you can manage different kinds of fixed-width media in a flexible layout. Learn more about this virtual seminar.

Did you know about responsive web design? What do you do now to adapt your workflow to better accommodate a responsive product? Share your thoughts with us below.

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