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Approaching Responsive Web Design

Free Networking & Keynote Speech Event

Leading Responsive Web Design (RWD) professionals from across the industry get together and discuss the current best practices of RWD and present critical viewpoints and insights.


18:00 -  Networking & Reception

18:30 – Our guest speakers take to the floor and share their Responsive Web Design (RWD) insights.

20:00 - Q+A and Networking

With the growing popularity of common CSS/JS responsive frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation, developers might think that this is a perfect solution for easily creating beautiful responsive websites.

This talk explains why you probably want to avoid them and why creating your own truly responsive solution can be a better choice.

We will talk about performance, flexibility, mainainability, standarisation and control over our code.
We will also explore the accessibility options and features of responsive websites.

Who should Attend?

This event is for anyone looking to get ahead in learning and understanding Responsive Web Design. We expect to see designers and developers from across the industry with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets, all of which who could add to a healthy conversation and debate.

Even if you are a beginner, or even if RWD isn't your forte, you should definitely come along!


Ramon Lapenta - Leading front-end developer for digital agency, Cyber-Duck, public speaker and RWD expert.

Paul Adam Davis - Opinionated web developer and budding entrepreneur, Paul is the 2011 .net magazine young developer of the year and founder of Kodery.

Rachel Andrew - Speaker, author, CO-Director of, a leading web development agency which produced the popular CMS, Perch.


We are looking for sponsors to contribute towards the costs associated with setting up the event. Sponsoring a Digital Pond event will entitle you to numerous benefits in addition to brand awareness such as a free SEO health-check or eye-tracking analysis of your website.

Please contact one of the event organizers if you are interested in finding out more about sponsorship opportunities for this event!

Follow tweets by @DigitalPondUK for updates.


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  • Eszter


    July 22, 2013

    • Eszter

      Whoops, looks like some of my review went missing. I thought the title of the event "approaching responsive web design" was misleading, because as a designer I was expecting to hear more about how we as visual creatives can approach responsive design, but instead the talk wasn't at all about design, but about web development. So I think "approaching responsive web development" would have been a more suitable title.

      July 22, 2013

    • Siji O.

      I can see your point as it was more of a development orientated event. We did have a RWD event back last year that was more focussed on visual creatives which you may have found more useful. Saying that, as you are more than aware responsive design remains a hot topic so I can imagine that one of our future events will address the topic again but with more of a focus on design. Thanks for your feedback though, always appreciated. Are you attending the event coming up this Thursday, it'd be great to meet you!

      July 29, 2013

  • Alessandro

    very interesting

    April 22, 2013

  • Yago

    Everything the speakers had to say was very interesting. However, I thought having the speakers hold their own microphone played down on their presentations, particularly Paul's.

    April 19, 2013

  • Jackie W.

    Thank digital pond for a great topic and interesting speakers. Thanks moo for the 50 free business cards, my partners racing car images looked fab printed and he loves them.

    2 · April 19, 2013

  • Jo

    Sorry I've just got a cold so I won't be able to attend :(

    April 18, 2013

    • Siji O.

      Sorry to hear that, we will put content from the meetup online in the near future so you won't have completely missed out. Hopefully see you next time :)

      April 19, 2013

    • Jo

      So kind of you guys! Thank you and definitely see you next time :)

      April 19, 2013

  • Matt B.

    I enjoyed the event and the venue was great. It was good to hear about other people's experiences with responsive web design and compare them to my own. The speakers had lots of good stuff to share, although at times some of the delivery wasn't great (who am I to judge though, I've never spoken in public before). Thanks to Digital Pond and to everyone who spoke/contributed, and I look forward to the next one!

    April 19, 2013

  • Harry C.

    Great to see such a fantastic turn out for last nights event. Hope all attendees enjoyed the event and a massive thank you to all the speakers.

    April 19, 2013

  • Emily A.

    Interesting. Handheld microphone / powerpoint control didn't seem to work too well.

    April 19, 2013

    • Siji O.

      Hey Emily, It's great that you were able to come and thank you to Moo for helping make the event happen. We did have a few technical issues during the event which we hope to iron out for next time. I'm hoping this didn't hamper your enjoyment of the event too much. I wanted to catch up with you afterwards but missed you. I'm sure they'll be opportunities in the future.

      1 · April 19, 2013

    • Emily A.

      ha, no it was an absolutely fantastic event! Thanks so much, I look forward to future events!

      April 19, 2013

  • sara

    Sorry guys! Double booked :(

    April 18, 2013

    • Siji O.

      Unless your other appointment was with the Queen, i would have the thought the Digital Pond would come first. Only joking :) hopefully see you at our next event!

      April 19, 2013

  • Ketan M.

    In the midst of submitting an app, a tight deadline. gutted, really wanted to make it tonight.

    April 18, 2013

    • Siji O.

      Shame you couldn't make it, we did video the talks so we will let you know when they go up. Follow @DigitalPondUK for updates.

      April 19, 2013

  • Siji O.

    Great to see this community growing...another top event. Thanks to all our Sponsors for making it possible and also our speakers! See you all next time.

    April 19, 2013

  • Matthew K.

    Was delighted with how last night turned out. Great to listen to front liners and opinion leaders in Responsive Web Design. Really pleased with the turn out. On to the next pond!

    April 19, 2013

  • Alex O.

    Yes please. We love responsive @ WeMakeWebsites.

    March 28, 2013

  • Heenesh P.

    Interested in finding out more

    March 25, 2013

  • Danny B.

    responsive web design rocks

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Sal


    March 7, 2013

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