Thinking About Responsive Design, Part I

In finally starting to write about responsive design, I realize that there’s a trap. I’ve known about RWD since 2010 with An List Apart’s article Responsive Web Design. So by now, it’s something that should be commonplace and a regular process.

Then again, if that was true, I wouldn’t have written the blog post that this new lecture is based on.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

In the next couple of months, I will know more about RWD than I did before as a front-end developer. And from that, more questions about it. But it’s an interesting trip just to see what else can be found along the way :-).

That said, a couple of months ago, I was looking a PBS/American Masters biography on architect Eero Saarinen. I followed up with a few lectures on him and his work on YouTube. There was a quote that stood out:

Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.
Eero Saarinen

Sounds like a way to think about responsive design.