Responsive Web Design

The most popular computers today have a variety of screen resolutions, from tiny BlackBerry to Android phones to iPad minis to larger tablets that approach desktop sizes. In two years more people will access the web via these mobile devices than with desktop PCs. Responsive design allows us web developers to target all of these devices and build future-friendly websites that work for all users.

With this class, you’ll build a mobile-first, HTML5 website from scratch with a flexible layout and touch-friendly navigation. Using CSS3 media queries and a little Javascript, we’ll create fluid designs that work across all devices while learning useful design patterns that solve common responsive design problems. You'll also learn techniques for responsive images and videos, feature detection to add progressive enhancement to your pages, and methods for testing your designs. By the end of the class you’ll be ready to make any website mobile-friendly, responsive and accessible to all users.

This class requires intermediate HTML and CSS knowledge, and students should bring a laptop with a text editor (like Sublime Text) installed. If you're not sure what intermediate knowledge means, please take our CSS quiz to make sure you're ready for this class. A 7 out of 10 score means you qualify to take this class.

Please note: This class is a four-night series running over two weeks on Mon/Wed June 17th & 19th and June 24th and 26th from 7pm to 9pm

About the Teacher:

Catherine Farman is a Front End Developer for ecommerce software firm WebLinc in Old City, Philadelphia. She spends her days building standards-based interfaces with the latest and greatest HTML, CSS, and Javascript tools for awesome clients, and her nights prepping talks on responsive design and polishing her JS & Python skills. Catherine studied History of Art & Spanish at Bryn Mawr College, and is proof that you don't need a CS degree to work in technology. Follow her at @cfarm.

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  • Ken K.

    Well done. Thank you for a well organized presentation

    June 18, 2013

  • Kelsey L.

    I thought someone else asked as well, does the class start at 6 or 6:45 since the email differs from this page.

    June 17, 2013

    • Corinne W.

      Apologies for the confusion! We'll get started at 6:45pm! Thanks Kelsey, see you tonight!

      June 17, 2013

    • Lauren P.

      Yay glad you decide to take it! See you tonight!

      June 17, 2013

  • Kelsey L.

    I really want to take this class, but I'm worried that I'm not as advanced as I should be.

    June 14, 2013

  • LaMaia

    I would also be very interested in this class, but I can't commit two nights a week -- a 4 week, once-a-week class would work better for me.

    1 · June 12, 2013

    • Corinne W.

      Thanks for the feedback, LaMaia. We try to offer a variety of weeknight and weekend courses/workshops. Hope one works with your schedule soon!

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • Linda J.

    Cat, please let us know you might be running this class again, would love to take it, but i am not available on two of these four nights....!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Allie J.

    Hey Cat,
    Are you going to be going over grid systems?

    June 10, 2013

    • Cat

      Yes, we are going to develop our own grid based on our design and code it using some helpful tools made for responsive grids. We'll also look at a couple of frameworks that have their own grid systems.

      June 10, 2013

  • Sarah J

    I would love to take this class but can't commit to the time.

    June 6, 2013

  • Lisa

    I'd love to go to this! Unfortunately, I have apprenticeship meetings every Wednesday night. Is it possible to attend both or catch up on Wednesday night info/work independently?

    If not, I'll look for this next time around!

    May 29, 2013

    • Lisa

      But thanks for being willing to look into it!

      May 31, 2013

    • Corinne W.

      :) next time!

      June 1, 2013

  • Carissa D.

    Unfortunately, I can't make it to this one. Hope you have a repeat sometime in the future.

    1 · May 29, 2013

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