Webinar: Responsive Web Design

Part of “Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet,” a new webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA

Responsive Web Design: Design Once, Display Everywhere?

Designing websites is getting more and more complex, from design considerations to technical and functional approaches. It used to be we only had a couple of platforms and a few browsers to consider. Now there are a multitude of devices, screen sizes, platforms, browsers and gestural interfaces to think about when designing for the web. Even the concept of the web itself is changing in this age of the Cloud and networked objects.

In this webinar, moderator Callie Neylan will lead a discussion with Dan Mall, art director at Big Spaceship, and Scott Fegette, product manager for Dreamweaver at Adobe Systems, about these factors and the emerging technologies designers can use to create successful web experiences, regardless of the context.

  • Optimizing a site so that it loads quickly on devices with limited bandwidth (HTML5/CSS3)
  • Using responsive web design to create sites that look great on different size screens (desktops, tablets and smartphones)
  • Designing a site that recognizes swiping gestures when viewed on a desktop

Watch this webinar (archived).

To learn more about this topic, read the post-webinar write-up.


Dan Mall 200pxDan Mall is an award-winning art director and designer. Having worked with clients like Google, Microsoft, GE, Wrigley, The Mozilla Foundation, Thomson Reuters and The Sherwin-Williams Company, Dan has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and intuitive interaction design. He has written for notable publications like A List Apart and .NET Magazine and presented at SXSW, An Event Apart and Future of Web Design. He has also taught advertising at the Miami Ad School; web and graphic design at the University of the Arts; and Flash at the School of Visual Arts.

Dan is an art director at digital creative agency Big Spaceship. Dan was formerly the interactive director at Happy Cog, a web design agency in New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He’s a technical editor for A List Apart, co-founder of Typedia, and singer/keyboard-player for contemporary-Christian band Four24. Dan writes about design and other issues on Twitter and his website, danielmall.com.

Scott Fegette 200pxScott Fegette is the technical product manager for Dreamweaver at Adobe. Before joining the Dreamweaver team, he was both a Flash Video evangelist and an engineering manager on the Macromedia web team, responsible for building the site infrastructure, services, and architecture that deliver Adobe.com to this day.

Before coming to Macromedia in 2000, Scott built his skills at web design and development as the director of online services for former Santa Barbara-based software developers MetaCreations, contributing both global site design and server-side framework code, and managing a team of eight designers and developers to support the site. In his spare time, Scott is a professional musician and independent photographer/videographer.


Callie Neylan 200pxCallie Neylan is a designer, researcher and writer who has worked in visual and interaction design for renowned design firms Gensler and Teague and nonprofit media organization NPR. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Washington and MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in design. She is an award-winning designer whose work has been recognized by Communication Arts, I.D. and AIGA, and featured in The New York Times, Fast Company and on Gizmodo.

Callie holds an MFA in design from the University of Washington in Seattle and is currently an assistant design professor at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) in Baltimore. Her research interests focus on the aesthetics of interaction design.

The archive of this webinar is available for members only (you must be logged in).

About this series

“Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet” is a new webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA exclusively for members.

Great designers need more than good ideas to succeed. Knowing this AIGA and Adobe, the official AIGA sponsor for design solutions, have designed a free members-only webinar series to explore the ways that today’s studios are creating innovative, multiplatform experiences and the tools they’re using to achieve them.

Through visual presentations and instructive case studies, visionary designers will pair with Adobe experts to offer guidance to help lead you to your next breakthrough. Moderated by educator and interaction designer Callie Neylan, each session will address industry best practices and fresh ideas for using new technology and platforms to solve client challenges.

Not sure you can make it? Go ahead and register if you think you might be able to attend; the live webinar will be held on Adobe Connect and includes an invaluable Q&A session near the end. In the event that you cannot attend, all registrants will be sent a link to view the archive within a week after the webinar concludes.

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