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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 New York back in April, Matt D Smith from Studio Mds 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

At Generate London from 21-23 September, Anna Dahlström will be talking about device-agnostic design. 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!

Generate Sydney - Jonathan Snook

Learn how to create responsive web apps using container queries with Jonathan Snook

And at Generate Bangalore on 2 December, Jonathan Snook will be discussing how to make web apps responsive by using container queries. 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 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.

Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, cat-wrangler and occasional street performer who's written for a multitude of publications over the past quarter of a century, including Creative Bloq, T3, PC Gamer and a whole load of long-dead print magazines.