October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

Rebuilding a University Homepage to be "Responsive." Twice. In Less than a Year.

#UAD11 Usability, Accessibility and Design Track

102 C, Frontier Airlines Center


There's no doubt Responsive Web Design is a hot topic in the web community. You know you should be considering RWD, but where do you start? Is hacking your current site to make it "responsive" enough? What about "mobile first" and "RESS"? Should you hide content from your mobile visitors? What pitfalls can you expect throughout the process? In the past year, Notre Dame has faced and worked through all of these questions with two redesigns of ND.edu and numerous client projects. During this overview of RWD we'll cover terminology, approaches, best practices, the issues we faced while building a mobile-first ND.edu and the solutions we implemented.


Erik Runyon
Manager of Interactive Development, University of Notre Dame

Erik Runyon (@erunyon) is Manager of Interactive Development at the University of Notre Dame where he oversees the development side of university web properties and sets development standards for University Communications. He is a staunch advocate of web standards, semantic markup, the mobile experience, and data portability. He can be found talking geek at his personal blog (http://weedygarden.net) or conveying ND.edu specific information at http://blogs.nd.edu/nddotedu