Karen McGrane

New workshop on responsive web design


I received an email from a prospective client the other day that said:

“We recognize that responsive design should be the foundation of our thought processes for requirements gathering through design and development. This way of thinking is new to us; we would like an expert to educate our team on how to add responsive design into our process. I am looking for an on-site “workshop” that will provide our team with a basic education on responsive design, input on how we should evolve our design and development processes, what are the common pros/cons/pitfalls that can happen when you start responsive design, etc.”

I’ve received a lot of messages like this recently. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that the majority of companies on the web are right now trying to figure out their mobile strategy and how best to implement responsive design. The challenges companies face go well beyond new design and development techniques — doing responsive design right also requires a new way of thinking about project goals, roles and responsibilities, review and approval processes, and, yes, content strategy. I believe that fitting responsive design into existing digital processes, teams, and infrastructure is one of the biggest challenges facing companies today.

I am thrilled to announce that Ethan Marcotte and I are launching a workshop offering to help companies solve just that problem. Together, we know a thing or two about responsive web design and content strategy for mobile. In a day or two, we’ll provide a foundation of what to do (and what not to do) that will set a responsive redesign up for success.

If you, or a company you love, needs help doing responsive design right, more information is available at Responsive Design Workshops. We’d love to hear from you.