Responsive Web Design Summit 2013

I took a few minutes to call up my good friend Christopher Schmitt @teleject on Skype and talked to him about the upcoming Responsive Web Design Summit.

It’s coming up fast on April 16-April 18, 2013 from 9AM to 4PM (CT).

Responsive Web Design Summit 2013

Take a look at the lineup, holy cow!

Performance on April 16, 2013

  • Measuring Web Performance by Dave Olsen, Creator of Mobile in Higher Ed
  • CSS & Mobile Performance by Estelle Weyl, Author of HTML5 and CSS3 in the Real World
  • Image Optimization Methodology by Tobias Baldauf, Freelance Web Performance Consultant
  • Optimizing Media Queries by Kimberly Blessing, Director at Think Brownstone

Strategy on April 17, 2013

  • Mobile Development on a Shoestring Connection by Jenifer Hanen, Mobile and Web Designer/Developer
  • The New Responsive Web Design Workflow by Trent Walton, Founder & 1/3 of Paravel Inc.
  • Reports from the Trenches by Dan Mall, Founder of SuperFriendly
  • Content Strategy for the Future by Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Author of Content Everywhere
  • Universal Typography by Tim Brown, Type Manager at Adobe Typekit
  • RWD & Client Management by Matt Griffin, Founder of Bearded

Technical on April 18, 2013

  • Fractal CSS by Ben Callahan, Co-founder of Build Responsively Workshop Series
  • RWD with Sass+Compass by Sam Richard, Sr. Front End Developer for NBCUniversal’s Publisher Team
  • Responsive Layouts Beyond the Sidebar by Jen Simmons, Host of The Web Ahead
  • Navigation in RWD by Erick Arbe, Founder of Golf Web Design
  • Rebuilding a University Homepage to be “Responsive.” Twice. In Less than a Year. by Erik Runyon, Manager of Interactive Development at Notre Dame
  • Responsive Web Apps by Dave Rupert, Lead developer for Paravel, Inc.

The Giveaway

Leave us a comment on why you love “or hate” Responsive Web Design and we’ll pick a winner randomly from one of you fine people who leave one!

You can also get 20% off your pass to the RWD Summit by using “20UMS”.


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.

  • Love the possibility to create different look for one website and each look is on each device breathtaking equally.

  • I love Gene… Oh wait, what was the question again?

  • I like turtles

  • Heather Meadows

    Creating sites that look great no matter what screen they’re viewed on is my dream. I’d love to learn more about RWD.

  • This looks like an amazing conference. Such an incredible resource…

  • John David Hunt

    I love it! love responsive web design, when I first got introduced to it I almost cried… (not really – but I was very audibly excited and thought it would revolutionize everything).
    It can be frustrating at times to think of all the different factors going on, but it is worth it. It was an inspiring moment the first time that I made a website that I could not just see but actually easily use on my phone as well was amazing. It felt like that moment when cotton candy has just melted in your mouth combined with that moment when pop rocks have just popped.

    • UnmatchedStyle

      Cotton candy and pop rocks at the same time? Insanity man…

  • jfetner

    I love Responsive web design because it allows you to separate the style and data, yet still have it look great on various screen sizes.

  • When RWD first broke out I was very excited because it allowed me to help my small business clients, often on limited budgets, bridge the expanding gap that comes from so many different devices from mobile, to various sized notebooks, desktops, TV’s etc. Many understood the need to provide a reasonable browsing experience for all users, but often couldn’t justify a dedicated site for 2 or more devices.

    While it can be daunting at times, it has forced me as the developer to plan better and focus more on the experience for the user. The planning has helped me be prepared for issues I may not have been ready for when focusing more on the design versus the experience.

  • All your tickets are belong to us!

  • Jenn

    I love Responsive Web Design because it’s smart, fun and challenging!

  • David Davis

    What I hate about RWD continues to be what I hate about web design in general and that is trying to get anything to work in IE. I just wish somebody would put the old horse to sleep already so I can stop wasting so many hours on the job.

  • Vincent

    I hate it because it frustrating to think about how many screens there are and how many there will be in the future. I hate when it works great on everything but not on that one Android version the client loves.
    But i still love it because it’s challenging, beautiful, useful and awesome!