Responsive Web Design - A Framework for Modern Web Designers
How do Modern web designers need to approach creating responsive web sites? Working within a new framework that includes planning, inventories, sketching to assembling to move past "visual comps" as the only output of this process. Interface inventories, performance budgets, prototypes, and element collages are all discussed by Daniel Mall in a real world project context to help define what approaches, tools and strategies web designers can use to create for the modern web.
About Daniel Mall
Dan Mall is an award-winning creative director & advisor from Philadelphia; an enthralled husband and dad; founder & Director of SuperFriendly; and co-founder of Typedia, The Businessology Show, No Chains, and swfIR. He was formerly Design Director at Big Spaceship, Interactive Director at Happy Cog, and a technical editor for A List Apart. He writes about design and other issues on Twitter and on his site danielmall.com.
About JS Open Day
[02:00] Web workers are categorized by titles, tools and outputs
[03:00] Silos within our industry
[04:00]Highest fidelity in the shortest amount of time, wireframes as abstractions
[05:30]Frameworks, not processes
[06:30]A new framework for Designers - "design is the rendering of intent". - Jared Spool
[07:45]Framework Step 1 : Plan
[10:00]Plan - Write a Manifesto. "Before I design anything, I write".
[12:48]What is Creative Direction - and how does a Manifesto help
[16:45]Toolset for a Modern Designer
[17:25]Framework Step 2 : Take an Interface Inventory
[20:23]Inventory: Performance Budgets
[27:23]Inventory: Visual Inventory
[30:30]Framework Step 3: Designers can Sketch
[30:50]Sketch: Element Collage
[37:00]Sketch: Typecast for typefaces
[40:10]Designing in the Browser
[53:25]Step 4: Designers Assemble
[54:59]Assemble : Pattern Lab
Notational Velocity - Streamlined notetaking
WebPageTest - Testing sites for performance
Fast Enough - Tim Kadlec
HttpArchive - tracks how the web is built
Visual Inventory - Article
Element Collage - Article
Typecast - Article
Inventing on Principle - Bret Victor
Pattern Lab - Brad Frost
Slide deck is available if you want to get all the responsive web design goodness from Daniel Mall here.