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Jesse Morton <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 4 Nov 2011 10:50:23 -0500
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I'd be interested in this as well.


On 11/4/2011 10:44 AM, Peter Wiringa wrote:
> Ditto (but no commitment from me until Jan.).
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Sara Hurley <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>     I'd love to
>     -----
>     Sara Hurley
>     Instructional Designer
>     University of Minnesota School of Public Health
>     612.625.7709 <tel:612.625.7709>
>     (Please forgive any typos, this was sent from my mobile.)
>     On Nov 4, 2011 10:33 AM, "Dale Trexel" <[log in to unmask]
>     <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>         Hello Folks,
>         I've been reading up about responsive web design lately,
>         thinking about how we might make it work for the Law School. So,
>         when Tony Thomas posted his slides from his recent talk to the
>         Web Standards group, I was thankful, but disappointed at the
>         fact that that I'd missed out on an opportunity to hear about
>         and discuss the topic in person. (I've missed quite a few Web
>         Standards meetings this semester because of my schedule.) I
>         exchanged a few emails with him, and it turns out I'm not the
>         only person who's interested in the topic and who contacted him
>         after he posted his slides.
>         It seems to me that responsive design is still young in
>         development, and people who have tried it are largely
>         re-inventing the wheel with bits and pieces of information
>         scattered across the web. There are some libraries/frameworks
>         out there that attempt to provide a baseline for newcomers to
>         build off of, but the ones I've seen tend to focus on the
>         shifting-boxes-around problem without really tackling the other
>         issues related to responsive design (i.e., updating controls for
>         touch vs. mouse interactions and dynamically altering content to
>         simplify and shift emphasis as screen sizes get small). What if
>         we were to come together and build a framework that tackled all
>         these issues using an approach that starts off with a basic U of
>         MN design, but allows for personalization by colleges/departments?
>         Are there other folks out there who would be interested in
>         putting together a working group (or whatever you want to call
>         it) that is focused on this issue? I'd be willing to give a shot
>         at organizing such an effort. I have some ideas of my own for
>         how such a framework should work, and I'd be happy to hear what
>         other folks have to say.
>         Dale Trexel
>         Web Manager
>         U of MN Law School
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> Peter Wiringa, Electronic Communications Specialist
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Jesse Morton
Web Developer
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University of Minnesota