Responsive Design

From mobile browsers to iPads and tablets, your users are visiting your website from a variety of devices. Is your website ready? Does it look awesome on an iPhone as well as a wide screen monitor?

Well, it's time to get responsive!

At this months Meetup we will explore the techniques and principles for Responsive Design, including flexible grids, fluid images, and media queries, demonstrating how you can deliver a quality experience to your users no matter how large (or small) their display.

Whether your are a programmer, designer or a website publisher, you will want to attend this month's Meetup.

AGENDA:

Responsive Design

What is it and why the future of the web is Responsive.

Understanding the Elements of Responsive Design

How  Flexible Grid and Fluid Images will rule you world.

The Power of CSS3 Media Queries

Using Media Queries with common Resolution Breakpoints in mind.

The Pros and cons of Responsive Design

What people are saying about Responsive Design. Is it right for you?

Progressive Enhancement vs Graceful Degradation

The essence of Adaptive Design: If you want to use the cool stuff, build it up right so you don't shoot yourself in the foot.

Implementing Adaptive Theme Design

Concrete steps you can take to make your theme Adaptive.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Sonja Leix is an Interactive Designer and WordPress developer at GreenDiablo.com and a geek at heart. She is originally from Germany and moved to New York three years ago, when she started working with WordPress full-time. Sonja likes to keep up to speed with new technologies and loves WordPress especially for it's community.

Jack Reichert dreams in CSS3 gradients. He wrote his first professional site in 1999 and has been working with WordPress since "Stan Getz" (2.2.1). Jack jumped in as a full-time Front-end Developer while completing his degree in philosophy. At Jack's most recent major project he was the lead Front-end Developer for BlackBerry Travel. Currently he's responsible for upgrading the web presence for a financial organization in midtown.


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  • Joly M.

    May 10, 2012

  • Ed Bonifacio J.

    Great information from both speakers

    April 20, 2012

  • Chris C.

    All just a heads up the recap post has been updated with a link to Jack's slides as well (bottom): http://chrisdigital.digitaldesi...­

    April 19, 2012

  • Chris C.

    Hello, all I posted a recap to this meetup, it's still in an unproofed state so send comments or typos along chrisdigital.website[at] gmail.com : http://chrisdigital.digitaldesi...­ thanks!

    April 19, 2012

  • Dawn

    Exciting new way to design--and just think.

    April 19, 2012

  • Gabriela L.

    Another interesting and informative presentation - great food for thought. Now I'm hoping for a follow up more advanced session. Thanks so much to Sonja and Jack for presenting, and Steve as always for organizing.

    April 18, 2012

  • SonjaNYC

    @Ken, Glad my presentation helped you gain more insight into RWD! You will see that with each new project you will gain more confidence with RWD. Regarding your question, I always like recommending Genesis and it's Child Themes, because I personally use it. As Steve mentioned the support at StudioPress is really great. There are other frameworks out there that are responsive, that I personally haven't worked with. Maybe post this same question on wpnyc.org to see what others suggest as well.

    1 · April 18, 2012

  • Jonathan G.

    Darin - Thank you so much!! Great.

    April 18, 2012

  • Darin R.

    @Jonathan Goodman : I am just getting into testing my themes for accessibility. I found this open source project hosted on Google called WebAnywhere - a web based reader that works on any platform. > http://webanywhere.cs.washingto...­

    1 · April 18, 2012

  • Jonathan G.

    After last nights presentation I became very interested in finding an Audio Browser for the PC. After several hours I've had very little luck. The only application that is mildly tolerable is nvda-project.org I installed several additional apps onto my computer and this seems to be the best for reading web content but I have to say it's a down right shame if this is the best we can do with today's technology. Does anyone know of a better example of an audio browser for the PC?

    April 18, 2012

  • Ken S.

    Most excellent presentation Sonja. Just what I needed. I have been exploring RWD for a few months and getting caught up in the details. You overview made me realize that there are some basic things I was overlooking. As a designer, I would like to start with a basic theme that has RWD resets and a "fluid" framework. What would you recommend? (Before RWD, I used to use Thematic, Starkers and Sandbox)

    April 18, 2012

  • SonjaNYC

    Thanks everyone for being such a great audience! You can find my presentation here: http://prezi.com/clq2hrmhywu1/r...­ and the resources I referred to here: http://greendiablo.com/news/top...­
    Thanks also for the great feedback. Unfortunately there was only so much time for such a big topic, next time I will show more live examples and WordPress specific tips and tricks.

    1 · April 18, 2012

  • David C.

    Both presentations were extremely helpful and informative. As a Web Design student, I look forward in learning and developing my skills from these talks and the Wordpress NYC community as well.

    April 18, 2012

  • Chris C.

    This was a great overview, outlined nicely the issues to consider when approaching this yourself.

    April 18, 2012

  • Chris C.

    This was a great overview that outlined some general principles in the time allowed. I have a list of resources to think about and some homework to do. Thanks to the presenters and Steve for the hard work. Love the new CBS venue. The q and a was great and got to meet some nice people. I uploaded the best of my pics. Cheers.

    1 · April 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup - I only wish there were more points about using responsive design WITH wordpress. Rather just responsive design in general.

    April 18, 2012

  • Victor R.

    The speakers moved quickly enough that I didn't get bored and still learned.

    April 18, 2012

  • Darin R.

    Excellent presentations on responsive design from both Sonja and Jack, as well as, a great Q and A toward the end of the night. As usual, thanks to Steve for keeping things going, organizing and a great sense of humor.

    April 18, 2012

  • Marc S.

    Presentations were good. Got some decent WP tips. Halftime was too long, afterall its not intermission at the Met, and no refreshments to calm or energize that I could see. Overall the pacing was meh.

    April 18, 2012

  • Galfromdownunder

    Ab fab!

    April 18, 2012

  • Rindy P.

    Thank you to Jack and Sonja for the informative presentations!

    April 18, 2012

  • Jonathan G.

    This was one of the best presentations of the year.

    April 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative!

    April 18, 2012

  • Sarah W.

    Great presentation, great presenters, great topic!

    April 18, 2012

  • Norah C.

    Great presenters and great topic!

    April 18, 2012

  • Jonathan G.

    This was one of the best WordPress meetups this year. It's amazing to watch this group grow. Can't wait for next month.

    1 · April 18, 2012

  • Arwin H.

    TY Sonja and Jack for your great presentations & Steve for another very nice meetup event. I look forward to seeing the web links mentioned during the event posted on here as well as the video recap on wpnyc.org. My two cents as you consider responsive design: while generally a great approach for a one-theme-fits-most devices, also think hard about user context. E.g. my tablet needs on a cooking site are very different from my mobile needs on a hospital site. PS - I loved the CBS venue.

    2 · April 17, 2012

  • Dennis P.

    I'm sorry for posting this last minute but I will be unable to attend tonight. I'm happy to let someone else take my ticket.

    April 17, 2012

  • David C.

    @Gabriela,
    Should I save you a seat?

    April 17, 2012

  • Gabriela L.

    Art Evans, I didn't see your first post about contacting you through meetup mail. I'll be at the meetup tonight or you can contact me at [masked].

    April 17, 2012

  • Gabriela L.

    I may be late - train delays from NJ.

    April 17, 2012

  • Sandra L.

    thanks. just figured that out too. confusing but done.

    April 17, 2012

  • Lori at P.

    Sandra, I just figured it out. Evidently, where it says "Change your mind?", even though, no, you haven't changed your mind because you still do wish to be wait-listed-- THAT'S what you click on. I know. Completely counter-intuitive.

    April 17, 2012

  • Sandra L.

    every time i go back to RSVP from the wait-list link, it does let me rsvp. any clues?.

    April 17, 2012

  • Art E.

    Any wordpress freelancers out there wish to assist a wordpress beginner with several sites??

    April 16, 2012

  • David C.

    Responsive design is not just a buzz word in web design. Thinking about how and when your users access your content is important.

    April 16, 2012

  • Sandra L.

    very helpful thnks

    April 16, 2012

  • Chris C.

    Those of us on the waiting list might find the latest issue of .net magazine relevant to this meetup, check out the feature story: http://www.netmagazine.com/shop...­ "Responsive design with WordPress"

    1 · April 16, 2012

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