Jeremy is one of my favourite people working on the web. He always has time to chat in between conference sessions, is always writing amazing articles on his website, facilitates Indie Web Camps and generally goes out of his way to make working on the web and the industry much more enjoyable. You should definitely follow him on @adactio.
What was the best new implementation of RWD you saw in 2015, and was there a redesign that took your eye?
Well, design-wise, I have to say that I loved the dConstruct site: http://2015.dconstruct.org/
I know that it's a bit cheeky for me to say that, seeing as it was a Clearleft production, but I didn't have anything to do with it, and I am genuinely impressed with the execution.
I particularly like that the richness of the design hasn't compromised the dedication to performance.
What are 2 RWD Frameworks/Plugins/Shims/patterns that you always seem to go to?
Every responsive site I build has this hack in the HTML:
<meta name="viewport" value="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
It's a hack because it's presentational information shoved into markup. We should be doing this in CSS. And we will ...when the CSS viewport selector is better supported.
Apart from that, there's nothing specific to responsive design that I include in every project by default. Every site is different.
What is the one thing with sites you would like to see improved/developed in 2016?
Performance, performance, performance.
If you could offer 1 piece of advice around building responsively what would it be?
I think that even now, there's still a tendency for people to think of the desktop view as the default, and the small-screen view as the exception. That's a recipe for frustration.
Think about your content first (whether it's a task or it's information) in the absence of any screen.
Then think about that content on a small, constrained screen.
Finally, allow yourself to think about that content in the context of a larger screen.
That's all for this week and for the entire Responsive Design Interview series for another while. I'd like to thank all of the contributors once again for taking the time out of your busy schedules to share your thoughts and experiences... it has been greatly appreciated by myself and the other subscribers.
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