Responsive Design: Opportunities and Challenges

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July 25, 2013 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Responsive Design: Opportunities and Challenges
Originally Broadcast On:
July 25, 2013
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Looking to move away from the desktop-only days and create a better mobile experience for your audience? In this Webinar, find out how responsive web design is one technique for growing audience, making stories more accessible to readers and future-proofing websites.

While our readers may not care if our websites are responsive, or adaptive, or even separate mobile sites – they do care if they can’t get done what they need to get done. They care when our stories are difficult to read or our websites take too long to load.

With the growing number of mobile, web-enabled devices and contexts we have to figure out how best to create functional – hopefully optimal – reading experiences.

Responsive Design is a web-design technique that allows some significant business and storytelling opportunities. We'll talk about the advantages as well as some of the challenges of responsive design in this Webinar, plus, we'll have plenty of time for questions.

This Webinar is part of our series on the Essentials of Mobile Journalism. Get the skills you need to thrive in journalism's mobile age in this special training event. You can save 25 to 30 percent when you buy the series.

What Will I Learn:
  • What is responsive web design
  • The advantages of responsive design, such as increased accessibility, future-proofing and reduced overheads
  • The challenges that come up on a responsively-designed website with advertising, interactive storytelling and data visualizations
  • Should this replace native app (iOS, Droid, Windows phone, etc)?
  • How responsive web design is not a mobile content strategy but a design technique for seamless sharing of content
Who Should Take this Course:

Designers, developers, editors, product managers, educators and anyone who is moving into publishing on mobile devices. This Webinar is designed for beginners and will introduce some intermediate terminology.

Course Instructor:

Miranda Mulligan

Miranda Mulligan is a journalist, designer, strategist and an Internaut!, running on 90 percent caffeine and 10 percent water. Based in Chicago, she's now with Northwestern University Knight Lab, a joint initiative of Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

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