Posts Tagged ‘rwd’

  1. 24 Oct, 2014

    Responsive Images

    There’s three topics I avoid discussing: religion, politics, and responsive images. But now that the responsive images dust is settling, I figured it’s time to face the music and actually learn this stuff. So here’s how I’m going to write […]

  2. 24 Sep, 2014

    Why Every Media Website Redesign Looks the Same

    I chatted with the folks at Mashable about why responsive media sites tend to look similar. “It’s sort of the same way that all cars look more or less the same. There’s only so many ways you can design a […]

  3. 21 Sep, 2014

    RWD Podcast with Justin Avery

    I had a wonderful time talking with Justin Avery about all sorts of topics around responsive web design. I could talk to that guy all day! I’m also super impressed by all the progress he’s made on the Responsive Design […]

  4. 09 May, 2014

    The State of Responsive Web Design on the MobileMixed Podcast

    I chat with Greg Hickman about responsive strategy, process, and a whole lot more on the MobileMixed podcast.

  5. 10 Dec, 2013

    The top 25 responsive design tools

    I rounded up 25 useful responsive web design tools and resources for Net Magazine.

  6. 21 Nov, 2013

    ish. 2.0

    I’m happy to introduce ish. 2.0. For the uninitiated, ish. is yet another viewport resizing tool. It’s called “ish.” because it focuses on general ranges (small-ish. medium-ish. large-ish.), rather than popular device widths. It’s our jobs as web designers to […]

  7. 14 Oct, 2013

    Entertainment Weekly

    Earlier this year I had the tremendous opportunity to create a responsive mobile site for Entertainment Weekly. I was privileged to work with some ridiculously talented people on this project: Josh Clark was our fearless leader. He assembled the team, […]

  8. 07 Oct, 2013

    Development Is Design

    I recently received this email from a startup: We’re a startup in San Francisco looking to launch a 5-page website this October. We would deliver all wireframes, web content, and design PSDs. We just need a front-end pro to develop […]

  9. 05 Oct, 2013

    Mobile Navigation and Patterns on the Web Payload Podcast

    I had a blast talking about responsive navigation patterns with John Macpherson on the brand new Web Payload podcast.

  10. 24 Sep, 2013

    Responsive Design to the Rescue: How HOMAGE Grew Mobile Revenue by 258%

    Note: the following is a guest post by Jonathan Poma, the director of Digital at HOMAGE. HOMAGE is one of my favorite t-shirt stores, and I constantly get compliments on my Boomshakalaka t-shirt. As it happens, they recently launched a […]

  11. 19 Sep, 2013

    Responsive Web Design: 6 Experts, 4 Questions

    Note: this piece was originally published on Net Magazine, who recently nuked about 10,000 articles when they moved over to Creative Bloq. In an effort to preserve the writing I did for them, I’m republishing those articles here on my […]

  12. 19 Sep, 2013

    The Top 25 Responsive Design Tools

    Note: this piece was originally published on Net Magazine, who recently nuked about 10,000 articles when they moved over to Creative Bloq. In an effort to preserve the writing I did for them, I’m republishing those articles here on my […]

  13. 19 Sep, 2013

    Five Responsive Web Design Pitfalls To Avoid

    Note: this piece was originally published on Net Magazine, who recently nuked about 10,000 articles when they moved over to Creative Bloq. In an effort to preserve the writing I did for them, I’m republishing those articles here on my […]

  14. 18 Sep, 2013

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Media Queries

    As we all know, media queries are responsive design’s secret sauce. Here are some considerations for crafting high-quality media queries: Let content determine breakpoints Treat layout as an enhancement Use major and minor breakpoints Use relative units Go beyond width […]

  15. 16 Sep, 2013

    Page Height, Scrolling and Responsive Web Design

    Think about the times you scroll on your mobile phone. Not necessarily on on the Web, but in general. Here are some common scrolling scenarios: Going Back in Time Going back in time is one of the most common mobile […]

  16. 18 Aug, 2013

    I wrote a cover story for Net Magazine rounding up 25 useful responsive design tools. It was a difficult task to round so many up since I typically shy away from using a whole slew of frameworks, gizmos, and what-have-yous, […]

  17. 31 Jul, 2013

    Responsive web design: 6 experts, 4 questions

    I answered some questions about responsive web design, and so 5 other great folks: Aaron Gustafson, Ben Callahan, Dan Mall, Dave Rupert. I personally think it’s really interesting to see what everybody has to say about frameworks.

  18. 16 Jul, 2013

    ‘Reasons to be Responsive’ workshop report

    The kind folks at Code Computerlove gave a nice summary of my workshop in London. I’m glad they got something out of my workshop; it’s certainly a good motivator for me to keep preaching the good word.

  19. 10 Jul, 2013

    Interface Inventory

    Many are familiar with the concept of a content inventory. Content audits are usually performed in the early stages of a website redesign process to take stock of all a site’s content. It’s a tedious process involving spreadsheets and caffeine, […]

  20. 08 Jul, 2013

    Designing In the Browser Treehouse Interview

    I shared my thoughts on designing in the browser with the folks at Treehouse. TLDR; it depends, but get out of Photoshop as quickly as possible.

  21. 03 Jul, 2013

    Keynote Benchmark Interview

    I had a wonderful chat with Keynote about the performance implications of responsive web design and how to treat performance as design.

  22. 10 Jun, 2013

    Atomic Design

    Hey there! I wrote a book called Atomic Design that dives into this topic in more detail, which you can buy in paperback and/or ebook formats. We’re not designing pages, we’re designing systems of components.—Stephen Hay As the craft of Web design […]

  23. 02 Jun, 2013

    Response-ish Web Design

    The BBC explains the rationale behind their mobile-only responsive design and lays out their strategy as they march toward content parity. Very excited to see my slides used in the post.

  24. 01 Apr, 2013

    A Response to ‘Responsive Web Design is Not the Future’

    I fundamentally disagree with this entire article. Let’s address each point: 1. Web Performance The fact that the author references Tim Kadlec’s Blame the Implementation Not the Technique article and still makes these claims is pretty amazing. “We can’t predict […]

  25. 25 Mar, 2013

    London Responsive Web Design Workshop

    I’ll be putting on a full-day responsive web design workshop in London on June 3rd! We’ll talk responsive strategy, process and workflow, design patterns and development considerations. We’ll share a few laughs, shed a few tears, and drink a few […]

  26. 19 Mar, 2013

    Responsive Resource Library on Mashable

    My responsive resource library is featured on Mashable. Well I’ll be damned.

  27. 18 Mar, 2013

    Rock Hammer, by Andy Clarke

    A curated project library for Hammer For Mac. Rock Hammer contains baseline typography, plus styling for common HTML elements including images, forms and tables, as well as navigation, responsive modules and widgets This is awesome stuff from Andy Clarke. Read […]

  28. 15 Mar, 2013

    Beyond Squishy: The Principles of Adaptive Design

    allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen> I had a fantastic time traveling down to Austin and speaking about responsive web design at SXSWi. It was my first time at the behemoth festival and I can say it was quite the overwhelming experience (in […]

  29. 07 Mar, 2013

    Prioritizing Performance in Responsive Design

    Last year, Guy Podjarny ran tests on hundreds of responsive sites on and found that a full 86% of responsive sites send about the same hefty payload to small screens as they do to large screens. In other words, […]

  30. 04 Mar, 2013

    Responsive Day Out Audio

    Those clever cats across the pond all got together for a day-long conference all about responsive design. The audio is out now! I know what I’m listening to today.