Up until I read Ethan’s new book, Responsive Web Design, I wasn’t very excited about the concept at all. I liked the idea behind it, but the way people were talking about RWD(Responsive web design) made it seem like child’s play.
“While y’all are off resizing your browsers and tweeting about your oohs and aahs, I’ll be making real websites”, I ‘d chuckle to myself from the toilet seat. Laptop in hand.
Yesterday though, my mind was changed completely and this is something I’m genuinely excited about. It’s the first thing web-related thats really got me going since I “made” my first site in Dreamweaver. It’s why I slept 4 hours last night. I’ve completely jumped on board and I’m having a boat party, y’all.
This doesn’t mean all the projects we build should be responsive, but the foundation can be laid by developing our websites more logically, with flexible fonts and layout baked in.
I believe there’s still quite a way to go on the best way to implement RWD (responsive web design), and there’s hundreds of use-cases we probably haven’t even uncovered yet— but that’s what I’m most excited about.