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A Responsive Web Design Podcast

A podcast from Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte, who interview the people who make responsive designs happen.

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Episode #118: MuckRock

Did you know you can file a Freedom of Information Act request right from your phone? Michael Morisy and Allan Lasser explain how MuckRock makes that possible. Read more »

13 Feb 2017

Rank #1

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Episode #41: OpenTable

Responsive and adaptive solutions can work together. Tom Stovicek from OpenTable explains why they went responsive but also maintain an m-dot site for some device-specific scenarios. Read more »

8 Jun 2015

Rank #2

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Episode #63: CodePen

We go meta, talking to web designer/developers Chris Coyier and Katie Kovalcin about the redesign of CodePen, a product for web designers and developers. Read more »

23 Nov 2015

Rank #3

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Episode #26: Expedia

Travel users are mobile, right? Expedia has experimented with native apps and separate mobile websites. Scott Kelton Jones and Jason Chandler explain why responsive design performs better. Read more »

23 Feb 2015

Rank #4

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Episode #132: Spotlight: Nicole Dominguez

Independent product designer, front-end developer, digital nomad—Nicole Dominguez helps create more accessible technology and more inclusive teams. Read more »

26 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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Episode #35: The Evergreen State College

Responsive web design is just web design. Justin McDowell and Elaine Nelson tell us how responsive fits in to their overall web strategy and management at Evergreen. Read more »

27 Apr 2015

Rank #6

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Episode #18: Beatport Pro

More than five million DJs discover new music using Beatport Pro. Robert Petro and Nikki Lee explain why a responsive solution that works across platforms was a no-brainer for their relaunch. Read more »

15 Dec 2014

Rank #7

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Episode #125: Spotlight: Mina Markham

This week the spotlight is on Mina Markham, who started in print design, developed the UI library for the Hillary Clinton campaign called Pantsuit, and now works as a senior engineer at Slack. Read more »

10 Apr 2017

Rank #8

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Episode #82: Modular Design

Imagine you’re embarking on a CMS replatforming and website redesign. Ethan and Karen explain how a modular design process that puts content modeling and design patterns first will help you. Read more »

2 May 2016

Rank #9

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Episode #20: Nieman Lab

Some large companies go responsive at scale—what about sites built by one person? At the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, Josh Benton wears many hats: editor, writer, designer, developer, even QA. Read more »

12 Jan 2015

Rank #10

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Episode #43: BBC News

The BBC has spent the past four years developing their Responsive News site. Niko Vijayaratnam and John Cleveley provide an in-depth look at the process required to deliver this massive project. Read more »

22 Jun 2015

Rank #11

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Episode #121: Spotlight: Frank Chimero

This episode kicks off a brief series of interviews with independent web designers. First up, we talk with Frank Chimero about his responsive design practice and the latest iteration of frankchimero.com. Read more »

13 Mar 2017

Rank #12

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Episode #40: National Audubon Society

A redesign of the Audubon website performed better than their wildest expectations. Mark Jannot and Mike Monteiro explain there wasn’t even a question about going responsive. Read more »

1 Jun 2015

Rank #13

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Episode #24: Microsoft

Chris Balt and Trent Walton explain how the high-profile initiative to redesign the Microsoft.com homepage demonstrated the benefits of going responsive to a large organization. Read more »

9 Feb 2015

Rank #14

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Episode #21: AIDS.gov

Sixty percent of traffic to AIDS.gov comes from mobile devices. Users need critical and intimate information—quickly. Miguel Gomez and Jeremy Vanderlan explain why responsive was the right solution. Read more »

19 Jan 2015

Rank #15

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Episode #33: Shopify

Customers use their phones to shop—but merchants are also mobile. Monika Piotrowicz from Shopify tells us the responsive redesign of their marketing website helps them reach retailers. Read more »

13 Apr 2015

Rank #16

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Episode #137: SB Nation

SB Nation is a network of more than 300 sports websites. Yesenia Perez-Cruz and Sanette Tanaka tell us all about relaunching it on the Vox Media unified platform. Read more »

31 Jul 2017

Rank #17

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Episode #135: Amherst College

Amherst.edu is more than a college brochure—it’s the integrated platform for all their classroom learning tools. Roberta Diehl and Curt Kotula tell us about this massive redesign. Read more »

17 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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Episode #129: Spotlight: Henri Helvetica

This week we are joined by freelance developer and web performance advocate Henri Helvetica, who talks about fighting the good fight for faster websites. Read more »

15 May 2017

Rank #19

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Episode #131: Accessibility Posters

The accessibility group at the UK Home Office created a set of posters to explain accessibility from a design perspective. Karwai Pun tells us how these posters raise awareness. Read more »

5 Jun 2017

Rank #20