Intro to Responsive Web Design

Detroit Public Library - 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit - View Map Girl Develop It Detroit
Sat, Apr 18, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

What's the big deal with Responsive Design?

The big deal is that there are now 1.75 billion smartphone users worldwide. 

Somewhere, someone is using their smartphone to book a flight because they missed their connection; check their account balance before making a purchase; find the closest urgent care center. And someone is at their wit's end after pinching, zooming, and panning all over the website just to complete the simplest task - because it was designed for the desktop. 

Responsive design helps end this madness and makes websites easier to use, on whatever device a website is viewed on. 

This workshop will provide a basic understanding of responsive design from concept to code, and give you the tools and resources to create a responsive website. We'll cover media queries, the mobile-first approach, design tools and best practices, and as well as some hands-on coding time. 


Detroit Public Library (Main Branch) - TLC Lab


This course will be taught by Aisha Blake.


Metered street parking on Cass, Woodward, Putnam and Kirby Avenues. Free parking in the library staff lot on the south side of the Main Library, all day on Saturdays. Lot is accessible from Putnam Avenue via Cass Avenue. Customers must then use either the Cass or the Woodward entrance.


We will be using the library's computer lab, so no need to bring a laptop. Pen & paper for taking notes are recommended. 


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson (



Saturday, Apr 18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)


Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit