Responsive Web Design, UX Book Club April

Next up at UX Book Club we’re reading Ethan Marcotte’s, Responsive Web Design.

Are you designing digital products for different devices, screen-sizes, contexts, and who knows what else (internet-enabled toilets)? You probably are.

You can buy the book from A Book Apart. Use the code WI20FH for a 10% discount.

I don’t code. Is this book for me?

We think it is. We couldn’t find a book on responsive design that doesn’t include CSS examples. If CSS isn’t  your thing, focus on Chapter 5 and skim through the other chapters.

So you’re telling me to only read one chapter? Yep! And pay particular attention to this paragraph on page 118:

“Recently, the responsive projects I’ve worked on have had a lot of success combining design and development into one hybrid phase, bringing the two teams into one highly collaborative group … during this collaboration the developers act as designers, too; they’re just designing in a different medium.”

  • Is this the way you and your team are delivering responsive designs?
  • Has responsive design turned your design approach upside down?
  • Or is it really just the same old design considerations with a few new buzzwords?

We’d love to hear about your response to Responsive Web Design.

Do I have to read the book?

All welcome, even if you haven’t read the book.

When is it?

Tuesday 29 April
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

Where is it?

Governor’s Lounge
The Royal Melbourne Hotel
629 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

(Turn left and follow the signs before the main entrance).

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)