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A Fresh Perspective on Responsive Web Design

Session Details

  • Date: Monday, June 29
  • Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
  • Room: 355
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Responsive Web Design has been quite the trend in web development since Ethan Marcotte introduced the term in 2010. As people of the web, we have used the term so frequently in recent years… but do we understand what it really means to implement RWD effectively and sensibly? Using real-world examples from award-winning* projects completed at SUNY Stony Brook, Josh will offer a fresh look at RWD, along with valuable tips, tools, and techniques to execute a successful RWD initiative. The session will offer a new way of approaching the design and development process when “going responsive,” and you’ll walk away with the tools necessary to help you do RWD successfully!

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Learning Objectives

  • What Responsive Web Design is, and why it is important
  • The importance of content
  • A new perspective on crafting content for a successful user experience
  • Developer Tips and Tricks for implementing RWD effectively


Joshua Palmeri

Front End Web Developer, Stony Brook University

When he is not singing and playing his guitar or keyboard, Josh Palmeri is a passionate and motivated web developer with a focus on front-end development and a proven background in responsive design. In 2014, Josh instated a responsive initiative at Stony Brook University and led the development of Stony Brook’s award-winning Undergraduate Admissions website, along with numerous other sites and ongoing projects. He has a passion for not just modern web, but for the real user experience. He inspires others in the field to ask questions like: “What do users really think when they access your website?” and “Are they really getting the content they are looking for in a timely and pleasing manner?” He is excited to share his knowledge and experience with the web community. "Web design is like a song; can your users sing along?"