Went to an awesome talk by Evan Gerber this week. He said at the beginning of his talk that Boston is the place to be for responsive web stuff, and I think he is right. I am really happy to be here, at this moment. I want to be part of this movement and I am excited about the potential for introducing/bringing this side of exciting technology at my work. I think we really have to start changing the way people think… “responsive design” may be a buzz word, but there is a real need, and financial implication, to have contents available independent of the screen sizes/forms. Access to websites are increasingly from the mobile devises — whatever it is, not just iPhone or iPad, any devises — and soon or later, if you are not on top of it, you’ll miss out on the huge opportunity.
I need to start communicating this to people. Evan’s latest blog post is great, explaining what it is pretty simply, and pointing out what the pros and cons are. At the same time, I came across Trent Walton’s blog post. He says that it starts with a shift in perception. I need to communicate. Fortunately, I work with many smart people who will “get it.”
I am starting small, but working on email redesign which responds to the client size… but man, it is a landmine. Fortunately, there are very useful tools like Litmus and Email on Acid that you can test.
I’ve been posting links that I liked at my Posterous page at posterous.daigo.org. Here are the week worth of links:
- Email Testing and Email Preview – Email on Acid
- Email Testing and Email Marketing Analytics – Litmus
- Edit Flow
- HTML URL Encoding Reference
- Keynotopia: User Interface Design Libraries for Keynote, PowerPoint and OpenOffice
- Juice Labs – Chart Chooser
- WordPress Themes based on Twitter Bootstrap | Responsive Themes
- Coming this March: Bases Coded are you In?
- Where to Start | Trent Walton
- Nikebetterworld.com jQuery Parallax Effect Demo
- jQuery Quicksand plugin
- jQuery lightbox for images, videos, YouTube, iframes, ajax | Stéphane Caron – No Margin For Errors
- Element ‘in view’ Event Plugin
BTW, Jonny is 54 inches and Mary is 34 incehs.