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Eric Sowell - Responsive Web Design for Developers

  • Jun 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • SoftLayer Offices

This month we're going to have something a little different. Developers know code, but sometimes our jobs require us to move outside of that comfort zone and get into the front end. One topic that's becoming more and more of a requirement is responsive design and Eric Sowell of the Dallas HTML5 User Group will be presenting "Responsive Web Design for Developers" on Tuesday the 10th @ 7pm.


As mobile device web usage grows, developers have to increasingly contend with the problem of handling both desktop and mobile browsers. Because desktop monitors are large and mobile devices are small, do we need separate sites for desktop and mobile? And where do tablets fit in? Are tablets more like desktop monitors or mobile devices? How do you create experiences that are both touch- and mouse-friendly? And how do you deal with the increasing level of diversity in browser capabilities? These are just a few of the questions we have to ask when we plan to create our websites in a mobile world. 
Responsive web design is a technique created to solve one of the more difficult problems of desktop and mobile, which is creating websites that work on a wide variety of screen sizes. In this meeting we will primarily discuss the techniques of responsive web design. Since this is a client-side technique, we will be spending a large amount of time in CSS. And because many developers have issues understanding how you can use CSS floats for layout, we'll be giving a primer on that.

Who: Eric Sowell

Where: SoftLayer Offices on Alpha in Dallas

When: Tuesday, June 10th @ 7pm

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  • Adam

    Thanks for the invite. Sorry I didn't make it. I've relocated to Arlington. Any possibilities of somebody from this group starting a meetup in Tarrant County?

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Mangesh S.

    Where can I find the videos from these meetups?

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Ryan A.

    Where do you guys put your meeting videos?

    June 17, 2014

  • Search Engine P.

    I really wish I could have made this meeting. I have a project I'm working on currently and getting the responsive layout just right with so many different devices it's a task.

    June 11, 2014

  • Michael P.

    Great presentation, very useful information.

    June 11, 2014

  • Ryan A.

    Great primer for css floats

    June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time everyone. Thanks for all the questions and interaction.

    For those wanting the source files we used and the keynote presentation, everything can be found here.

    June 11, 2014

  • Thomas R.

    Good presentation.

    June 11, 2014

  • Jimmy R.

    Really good!

    June 11, 2014

  • Chris

    Exchange server crashed and made me late, then I went to the wrong SoftLayer. SMH

    June 10, 2014

  • Mangesh S.

    wish i was able to make it today. i messed up my knee over the weekend and having trouble walking! hopefully i'll be better by next meetup!

    June 10, 2014

  • Shannon

    bootstrap :)

    June 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      boring :)

      June 9, 2014

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