A Web Directions event Respond 2016 Australia's Responsive Web Design Conference

Workshop Details

Responsive Design: Content, Code, Collaboration

Ethan Marcotte Karen McGrane

Ready for responsive? It’s not just about layout anymore: a responsive redesign will uncover challenges with your current design, development, and publishing processes. Whether you’re just starting out or already in the thick of things, we can help you make the move to mobile and beyond.

Ethan coined the term “responsive web design” and his popular book on responsive design has been widely praised. Karen advocates for truly device-independent content in her book Content Strategy for Mobile. Together, they will help you understand the full scope of what’s involved in making a responsive project go smoothly.

If you want to know how to launch a responsive redesign right, in this session you'll hear the collective wisdom gleaned from their work with dozens of companies that have already been through the process. This workshop is appropriate for designers, developers, content owners, and business stakeholders—anyone who participates in making a responsive redesign happen.

This workshop will cover:

  • Our Multi-Device Future: Karen lays the groundwork for understanding why mobile and responsive design change the way that teams work together.
  • Responsive Design’s Flexible Foundation: Ethan explains how a flexible foundation aligns with the way the web works—and how your team needs to work.
  • Content Strategy for Mobile: Karen introduces a framework for helping to revise and evolve your content to support a responsive redesign.
  • Fundamentals of Responsive Layout: Ethan explains the core concepts behind responsive design in a way that everyone (not just developers) can understand.
  • Process and Performance: Ethan discusses how the design and development process must change, and why performance is everyone’s problem.
  • Responsive Design Governance: Karen describes how organizations roll out responsive, and how hiring, org structure, and workflow need to evolve.

Karen McGrane

If the internet is more awesome than it was in 1995, Karen would like to claim a very tiny piece of the credit. For nearly 20 years Karen has helped businesses create better digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy. She is Managing Partner at Bond Art + Science, a UX consultancy she founded in 2006, and formerly VP and National Lead for User Experience at Razorfish.

Ethan Marcotte

Ethan coined the term “responsive web design” to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web. His popularbook on responsive design has been widely praised, as it demonstrates how designers and organizations can leverage the Web’s flexibility to design across mobile, tablet, and desktop—and whatever might come next.

Don't miss this rare chance to see Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGrane

Tickets are $499 for conference attendees, and $699 for workshop only tickets for a rare full day with the world's leading responsive design experts.

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Australia's Responsive Web Design Conference, now in Sydney and Melbourne.

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What is Respond?

Australia's responsive web design conference, now in Sydney and Melbourne

Now in its third year, and curated by John Allsopp, cited by Ethan Marcotte as one of the originators of Responsive design, Respond goes beyond the technology, to address the myriad challenges we face in delivering modern, responsive Web experiences.

Featuring a mix of renowned international and local speakers, including the founder of Responsive Web Design Ethan Marcotte, Respond is one of the World's leading events for the Web industry.

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Praise for past Web Directions events

Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse, General Manager, DT Sydney

I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte, inventor of "responsive Web design"

Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner, founder, Campaign Monitor

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About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.

We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

In 2016, we'll be organising Respond in Sydney and Melbourne, Transform in Canberra, Code in Sydney and Melbourne, and Direction in Sydney.

vignettes form our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

Code of Conduct

For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.

As part of our commitment to these values, we've adopted a code of conduct for all involved: ourselves, our speakers, our partners and our audience.

If you have any concern or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.