Get Mobile-Friendly with Responsive Web Design

Erin Lewis

Rapidly becoming a necessity on the web, good responsive design lays the foundation for successful SEO, quality user experience and, ultimately, a financially-healthy business. Although this topic comes up regularly in our CTRL+CLICK CAST discussions, this recap highlights interviews that focus specifically on approaches and tools for mobile-friendly responsive web design.

  • Responsive Web Design
    In this oldie but goodie from our archive, Ben Callahan shares how Sparkbox makes responsive design an integral part of every project. He shares internal workflow examples, tips for client interactions, and recommended tools for designers and devs.
  • Live Wires
    A topic near and dear to our hearts at Bright Umbrella, web-based wireframes can be a game changer for your responsive development process. Creator Travis Gertz discusses the pros and cons of frameworks in general, along with the benefits of Live Wires as a flexible, web-based option.
  • Mobile Design: Native vs. Web
    Designer Wren Lanier helps us navigate the nuances of mobile design with a discussion about native vs. web. Wren details the differences between the two, and shares tips for deciding when a native app is the best fit vs. when responsive web makes sense.
  • Responsive Typography
    Type in responsive design presents its own unique challenges. With typography expert Clarissa Peterson we discuss speed considerations, units and what to use, web font services, and more.

Whether you are a designer or a dev, a freelancer or an agency owner, these episodes should be on your “must listen” list! And if you don’t have time for a full show, we’ve got transcripts — right on the page or downloadable in PDF format! — and detailed show notes. Skim through to get all the info in less time.

Do you have any recommendations for resources or guests to share ideas about responsive design? If so, contact us!

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