I’m attending the Environments for Humans online Responsive Web Design Summit 2013 – Day 2 of 3. I’m summarizing the talks rather than going into detail to avoid infringing on the presenters’ copyrights.
Mobile Development on a Shoestring Connection by Jenifer Hanen
- How do we design and develop for varying data and bandwidth scenarios?
- Is your app or mobile site a Data Sipper or a Data Chugger?
- How to make it flexible for either
- Let the customer choose whether to data sip or chug
- No cat images, one dog
The New Responsive Web Design Workflow by Trent Walton
- Moving from separate teams of planning/designing/developing to a much more collaborative approach
- Embracing the reality of the multi-device web
- Design systems, not pages
- Cat images
Responsive Web Design is Hard/Easy – Be Afraid/Don’t Worry! by Dan Mall
- RWD takes a new design approach: both more complicated and less
- Moving from “Here’s what your site will look like” to “Here’s what your site will feel like” – use mood and/or element collages
- Collaborating with clients as well as more collaborative in-house teams
- Cat images
Content Strategy for the Future by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
- “Build on what we do know: content.” – Chris Armstrong, The Infinite Grid
- Break content into chunks.
- 3 challenges for organizations: mass-production mentality; compartmentalized teams; obsession with control
- 3 ways to work differently: make mobile an entry point, not the end point; don’t sell solutions — collaborate; do less — facilitate more
- “Use mobile as a wedge to create a better experience for ALL users.” – Karen McGrane
- No cats
Universal Typography by Tim Brown
- Short history of print and web typography
- “People can be affected by good typography without being actively aware of it.” — Thomas Phinney
- Current state of web typography is very similar to traditional print; just as much attention to quality needed
- No cats
RWD and Client Management by Matt Griffin
- Initial client contact: listen, interpret, give feedback, gauge response, refine
- Deliverables: user stories, written specifications, style prototypes, HTML & CSS wireframes, low-fidelity static mock-ups, HTML & CSS interactive mock-ups, HTML & CSS styleguides
- The Mythical Mobile User: we can’t predict content needs based on devices; RWD focuses on optimizing content presentation.
- Cat on unicorn with rainbow
- Also Storm Troopers