2012 has been a whirlwind to say the least, and looking back it’s safe to say I kept myself busy. Here’s a look at what I was up to in 2012.








  • My wife and I move from New York City to Pittsburgh, PA. Big life changes are underway.



  • Launched This Is Responsive, an open source collection of patterns, resources and news for people making responsive websites.
  • I travel to Germany to speak at Smashing Conference. It was easily the most fun I’ve ever had speaking. I even dropped a pretzel on the ground and then ate it. Don’t believe me? Watch the video.
  • I had a blast speaking at Breaking Development Conference in Dallas. I discussed the differences between the presidential candidates’ mobile web strategies, and had a blast doing so. Slides are here.
  • I was interviewed on Shop Talk Show with Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert. We talked about all sorts of good stuff. Those guys are true blue.


  • I had a lot of fun in front of a hometown crowd at Web Design Day talking again about Obama’s and Romney’s mobile web strategies.
  • Claustrophobic – My thoughts on these new-fangled sites and their fixed positioned sidebars.
  • I traveled to the Jersey Shore to speak at Asbury Agile


  • I had the opportunity to present for Google Developers Live on separate sites versus responsive sites
  • I launch a redesigned Brad Frost Web. It’s still a bit rough around the edges, but that will be taken care of soon.
  • Device Fatigue – I talk about how exhausting it can be to try to stay up to date on the latest and greatest devices. That’s why I try to focus on broader trends instead.


Here’s to 2013!

2012 was an extraordinary year full of lots of changes. 2013 will no doubt be extraordinary as well. I’m making a big career change and setting out to work for myself doing a combination of consulting, front end design, workshops, speaking and writing. I’m sure I’ll keep myself busy.

Thanks for an amazing year!

One Comment

  1. Great year, Brad!

    If you love mountains, hiking, etc you should come check out Salt Lake City some time. We’d love to have you. 🙂

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