How to do responsive web design in the real world

Responsive web design is hard, and that's before clients, colleagues and stakeholders get involved. Everyone has their own opinion, and once you add a bunch of opinionated people to your responsive build then things can start to feel nearly impossible.

So what do you do about it? In this talk from Generate (opens in new tab) New York back in April, Matt D Smith from Studio Mds (opens in new tab) digs into what it takes to handle both the pixels and the people really well, and walks through a systematic, designer-focused process that will make your next responsive project a success.

If you build sites for a living then you'll fine plenty in Matt's talk to inspire you and inform future projects. And if you could use more helpful advice, come along to a Generate conference!

Generate London - Anna Dahlström

Anna Dahlström explains the importance of device-agnostic design at Generate London
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At Generate London (opens in new tab) from 21-23 September, Anna Dahlström will be talking about device-agnostic design (opens in new tab). She notes that with further developments in technology and screens, our content could go anywhere, and that as a result we need to move away from designing for specific devices to solutions that are device-agnostic.

In her talk she'll walk through why device-agnostic design matters, what it means and how we go about it. If you want to be there, book now (opens in new tab)!

Generate Sydney - Jonathan Snook

Learn how to create responsive web apps using container queries with Jonathan Snook
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And at Generate Bangalore (opens in new tab) on 2 December, Jonathan Snook will be discussing how to make web apps responsive by using container queries (opens in new tab). In his talk he'll look at the approach the Shopify Admin team used to manage the intricate interactions between all the application’s components, and pull off a fully fluid responsive design in under a month. 

He’ll also look at how this approach is currently being used at Xero to achieve unity between disparate tech stacks and speed up the development process; book your ticket today (opens in new tab) so you don't miss out.

There's much more in store at Generate; if you work in web design or frontend development you'll discover plenty of sessions that'll inspire you and provide you with practical takeaways that you can implement as soon as you get back to the office. To find out more about what's on offer, head to the main Generate site (opens in new tab).

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Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.