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EBDUG #8 - A Content First Approach to Responsive Design

Brian Young and Megan Miller

Responsive design is the future of the web. More and more people are using mobile devices of all shapes and sizes to access the web and, more than ever, websites need to respond to this changing landscape of devices. Yet there are many different ways people are approaching this in the Drupal community.

Brian and Megan will tease apart what they mean by “responsive web design,” focusing specifically on a “content first” approach to designing responsive layouts. They will discuss various aspects to consider, including preservation of content hierarchy, support and strategy for complex layouts, and ease of implementation for site builders, content editors, and designers.

They will also demo Open Framework, a new Drupal theme that uses Bootstrap and provides a simple yet powerful way to create complex responsive layouts, and discuss the complexities of designing a responsive theme for an ever-changing, multi-device landscape.


Brian Young and Megan Miller work at Stanford University IT Services, designing and creating Drupal themes for use across campus. They are the maintainers of the Open Framework theme, which is used as the base theme for Stanford’s Drupal theme development.

Sunit Gala - Blisstering Solutions

Sunit Gala

Sunit will demonstrate how Blisstering uses their technology, m2Serve, to create native iOS and Android applications for database and cloud, 90 percent faster than other available methods. m2Serve is the integration of Titanium and Drupal.

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  • adrian c.

    Great stuff. Stanford looks like they've done some amazing work with openframework, and m2serve looks like it could be an amazing tool.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Michael Cresta (aka P.

    quite interesting

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • James

    Great speakers, very comprehensive. So exciting to see innovation in the mobile integration space with Drupal.

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • James


    1 · September 23, 2013

    • Alec R.

      Indeed. To the max.

      1 · September 23, 2013

  • Alec R.

    Excited to see what updates have been made on Open Framework; seeing Brian present it two years ago at Stanford Drupal Camp was a big inspiration for Kalatheme.

    2 · September 23, 2013

  • Michael Cresta (aka P.

    I was about to look into Open Framework, soon. So, great timing!

    September 20, 2013

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