Ethan Marcotte on responsive web design

This article first appeared in issue 221 of .net magazine - the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers

Jeffrey Zeldman: Briefly, without getting too technical, please explain what you mean by the term ‘responsive web design’. What is it, what problems does it address, how does it solve them, and why is it important now?
Ethan Marcotte: It’s fair to say that the web’s moved beyond the desktop, and it’s not looking back. Mobile traffic has exploded over the past few years, and the number of devices we’re designing for – from phones to laptops to tablets, even game consoles and e-readers – is growing just as quickly.

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