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NTG Seminar: Responsive Design for Developers

| Posted on August 21th, 2014 by Ed Van Beilen

“Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows. Responsive web design represents a fundamental shift in how we’ll build websites for the decade to come.”

The above quote was written in 2012 by Jeffrey Veen, VP Products, Adobe, Co-Founder Typekit.  Even more so in 2014, we are seeing the trend towards mobile continue to accelerate. We are also seeing the number of browsers and devices we need to support continue to grow. Our clients are asking for HTML5 applications to run cross platform and cross device. How do we efficiently build web sites and web applications to handle the variable screen sizes and capabilities of modern day and future devices?  The answer is: By using a set of techniques - both design and technology based - that have been grouped under the term “Responsive Design”.

Responsive Design is an approach to HTML development that allows for greater flexibility across browsers and devices. What is less known is that for the Responsive Design approach to be successful, many cross-device design and development best practices beyond just HTML are required.

The New Toronto Group Seminar on “Responsive Design for Developers” focuses on how to approach new projects that need to be designed and developed in a responsive manner. We will guide you through some best practices in responsive based HTML5 development and show you the special tools that can help you in designing and coding your next site.


8:00 – 8:30 am:

  • Breakfast

 8:30 am - 10:30 am:

  • What is Responsive Design?
  • How does it work?
  • Examples of Responsive Design done well
  • Designer / Developer cooperation tactics
  • Tools for Responsive Design Prototyping
  • Using a CSS Pre-processor
  • Adaptive Design versus Responsive Design
  • Adopting Mobile first approach (Progressive Enhancement)
  • Responsive Development Framework reviews
  • Getting Started
  • Q&A

When:   Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Time:     8:00am - 10:30am 

Where:  Art Gallery of Ontario, Seminar Room 1, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Cost:     No Charge

Target Audience:  IT decision makers and developers 


This event has concluded. Feel free to check out the slides from the seminar here.


For more information, please contact Andrew Rybak at 905.283.0617.


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