Ethan Marcotte, Father of Responsive Design, at HIDC

Ethan Marcotte wrote the book on responsive design. Literally. He actually coined the term and his book, Responsive Web Design, demonstrates how designers and organizations can leverage the web’s flexibility to design across desktop, mobile, tablet—and whatever’s next. He’s passionate about web standards, stunning design, and how the two intersect.

Ethan Marcotte

Ethan Marcotte, Father of Responsive Design, at HIDC 2014

In anticipation for the fall’s big city line-up, we asked Ethan to elaborate a bit on what he’ll be focusing on in his session:

I’ll be speaking about responsive design—about how to design flexible interfaces for the web that adapt to tablet, mobile, desktop, and whatever comes next. But it won’t just be about layout: we’ll talk about process, interface challenges and about how “letting go” can be a really powerful design tactic. (If only a little bit.)

Ethan Marcotte is just one of many leading web design experts you’ll meet at HOW Interactive Design Conference, coming to three cities this year:

With a variety of speakers and content spanning topics like content strategy, UX, responsive and more, select the best fit for your individual needs to move your design career forward.

HOW Interactive Design Conference 2014; Ethan Marcotte

Register by June 30 to save $200!

Responsive Design, in More Ways than One

In today’s design industry, you and your work need to be responsive on multiple levels.You must be able to create mobile-friendly design while staying attentive to your users, constructing design that anticipates their needs and produces exceptional experiences. And you have to keep learning, pivoting and responding to the constant developments in technology and the design industry at large.

At HOW Interactive Design Conference, the only web conference focused on design and the design process, you’ll learn from experts like Ethan Marcotte who possess expansive knowledge about the most essential and timely issues in web design.

Sessions on front-end design, agile development, content strategy and more, HIDC will send you home with both big-picture ideas about interactive design and concrete design tactics you’ll implement as soon as you’re back in the office. Find out more.

The Early-Bird Discount Ends This Month


Sign up for the HOW Interactive Design Conference by June 30 to save $200, and lock in your spot at the only web conference exclusively for designers. And don’t forget to book your discounted hotel room early – spaces are limited!