[Workshop] Introduction to Responsive Design with Jonathan Smiley of Zurb

  • 29 Oct 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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  • Discounted price for student non-members
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Introduction to Responsive Design:Jonathan Smiley Full-Day Workshop

Jonathan Smiley
Partner and Lead Designer, Zurb

This Introduction to Responsive Design workshop led by Zurb's Jonathan Smiley is focused on teaching you how to design and build responsive websites. Jonathan will cover both the design patterns and code bits that all designers and front-end coders should know. There will be sections on content, layout, UI and code.

Come network over breakfast at 8:30 before the workshop begins at 9am. There will be breaks for lunch (included in workshop fee) and snacks, as well.

Download Jonathan's Responsive Design Workshop slides from the event here: 


Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.

RoleModel Software is a Gold Sponsor of the Triangle UXPA and the featured sponsor for the event.


The Research Triangle Park is the host sponsor of the event.

What You'll Learn

  • Content First: Why content needs to come first
  • SEO: Understand why Responsive is good for SEO
  • Not Going Small: See how mobile first allows you to focus on what's important
  • Structures: Using the right structure that will help people find what they need
  • Design Tight: The more real content on the page the more you must prioritize
    • Responsive Grids: Help automate the work of creating flexible layouts
    • What's needed when: Use different elements for different deviecs
    • Defer Secondary Content: Not just showing everything and making people scroll
    • Navigation Strategies: Common patterns and when to use them
    User Interface
    • Accounting for Touch: Understanding how people interact with touch devices
    • Being Flexible: How to create navigation on smaller screens
    • Skeuomorphic vs. Flat: Use flat designs to build and maintain faster pages
    • Touch interactions: Understand touch to create faster more intuitive web applications
    • Why You Should Learn to Code: Understand code so you can be a better designer
    • Setting Up a Page: What you need to get started with a Responsive Page
    • Media Queries: Learn what you can do with features that make Responsive possible
    • Visibility Classes and Source Ordering: Hide elements on different devices and make your pages more accessible

      About Jonathan

      Partner and Design Lead Jonathan started at ZURB in 2008 and his path has lead him to be a Partner at ZURB. Jonathan loves to have his hands in well, everything, and lives to keep pushing ZURB (and the Web in general) into the future. He's constantly trying to keep Foundation, our open-source responsive framework, about 6 months ahead of where everyone would be comfortable..

      Jonathan was born into a military family and grew up…all over the place, from Germany to the deep South to the California High Desert. He finally hunkered down at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, earning a degree in Digital Media. After a brief stint in Alabama (of all places) Jonathan moved out to the West Coast for ZURB. When he's not working he's either showing his tiny daughter how to make trouble, or playing videogames.


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