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Thursday, March 5 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Responsive Websites: More Than Just Pretty Code - #15NTCbeyondcode

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We all know that more and more traffic is coming to sites from mobile devices, and that responsive web design (RWD) is fast becoming a new standard. More importantly, RWD can be a key way to keep your content accessible to those who need it most. But RWD is a lot more than just a new way to design and code websites. The most successful RWD projects require an organization to make a shift in the way they think about their site’s users and its content. In fact, a great RWD project can be a catalyst for helping make an org’s site, content, and workflows better.

What are the ingredients of successful RWD projects? What are their pitfalls? How do we stay up-to-date with the constantly changing landscape? How do we deliver a good responsive site on a tight budget? We will start our session with some examples based on our own recent work with and for organizations with responsive sites. Then, we will open up the session to discussion. What we talk about will be shaped, in part, by who’s in the room.

Bring questions, ideas, and your experiences, as they will shape our discussion!

Takeaways:
1) New to RWD? Buzzwords de-mystified
2) An understanding of why RWD is important, and how to best sell it to stakeholders
3) Ways to make new responsive projects, and existing ones, better, including an understanding of the importance of content strategy and close collaboration between developers and less-technical/non-technical staff
4) Strategies for keeping RWD costs down on a budget
5) A curated list of resources to learn more about the responsive web and to help make case to higher ups/boards/funders for RWD projects.

Speakers
avatar for Johanna Bates

Johanna Bates

Front-End Developer, Nonprofit Tech Strategist, Drupalist, DevCollaborative
Front-end web development. An open and accessible web. Being outside. Feminism. Open source software. Diversity in the tech field. Disparate songs next to each other on mix tapes.
avatar for Erin Fogel

Erin Fogel

Drupal Site Builder and Project Manager, DevCollaborative
Drupal. Project Management. Producing websites on resource constrained budgets. Nptech.
avatar for Jess Snyder

Jess Snyder

Senior Manager, Web Systems, WETA
Pubmedia Drupalista and Blackbaud/Luminate wrangler.


Thursday March 5, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
MR 9C

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