A few years back, I wrote a little article about something called “responsive web design.” When I did, I figured I’d scoop up the
responsivewebdesign.com domain. And of course, as with so many domains I purchase, it just sat there unused, eventually acting as a glorified redirect to my book. A neglected domain, unseen and unloved, like so many tears in the rain.
So earlier this year, when Karen McGrane and I we were going to start offering some corporate workshops on responsive design, I have to confess: it felt really, really good to finally get some use out of the domain.
In fact, it felt so good to publish something on the site, Karen and I decided to keep doing it: namely, we’ve started a podcast about responsive design, which launches today.
Now, I know better than anyone that a responsive design is built upon a foundation of fluid grids, fluid images, and media queries — but you won’t hear any of that discussed on our podcast. That’s right: no CSS to see here, folks. Instead, Karen and I are
interviewing the people who make responsive designs happen: we’ll be speaking with people that have launched large responsive designs, and hearing about how designing more flexibly has changed the way their organizations design. And after recording a dozen or so of these interviews, I’ve been fascinated to hear how these big responsive redesigns happen. I think you will, too.
And I couldn’t be more excited that our first episode features my friend and colleague Miranda Mulligan, the Digital Design Director at Northwestern University’s Knight Lab. But when I met her, we’d worked together on a little site called The Boston Globe.
In the weeks ahead we’ll speak to people from Condé Nast, Marriott, Capital One, Starbucks, and many more — and we can’t wait to share their stories with you. So point your favorite podcasting app at our RSS feed, or just follow myself, Karen, and/or my responsive design account on Twitter: we’d love to have you tune in.