Guardian dev's insight into RWD revamp

The Guardian's website is to transition to a responsive layout. Client-side web developer Matt Andrews outlined in an article how the publication aims to make use of responsive design, following in the footsteps of the Boston Globe and BBC News. An early beta version is already online, initially primarily optimised for small-screen mobile devices, because that’s the publication’s starting point.

Andrews explained in the article that the Guardian has had to restructure almost its entire technology stack for this project, and it aims to use the redesign as a means to modularise systems, ensuring that should one part fail, the rest would carry on as normal. We spoke to Andrews about the reasoning behind the design, the benefits RWD and clean design brings to news sites, and the concept of ‘swimlaning’.

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