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A Responsive Design Podcast

A few years back, I wrote a little article about something called “responsive web design.” When I did, I figured I’d scoop up the domain. And of course, as with so many domains I purchase, it just sat there unused, eventually acting as a glorified redirect to my book. A neglected domain, unseen and unloved, like so many tears in the rain.

So earlier this year, when Karen McGrane and I we were going to start offering some corporate workshops on responsive design, I have to confess: it felt really, really good to finally get some use out of the domain.

In fact, it felt so good to publish something on the site, Karen and I decided to keep doing it: namely, we’ve started a podcast about responsive design, which launches today.

Now, I know better than anyone that a responsive design is built upon a foundation of fluid grids, fluid images, and media queries—but you won’t hear any of that discussed on our podcast. That’s right: no CSS to see here, folks. Instead, Karen and I are interviewing the people who make responsive designs happen: we’ll be speaking with people that have launched large responsive designs, and hearing about how designing more flexibly has changed the way their organizations design. And after recording a dozen or so of these interviews, I’ve been fascinated to hear how these big responsive redesigns happen. I think you will, too.

And I couldn’t be more excited that our first episode features my friend and colleague Miranda Mulligan, the Digital Design Director at Northwestern University’s Knight Lab. But when I met her, we’d worked together on a little site called The Boston Globe.

In the weeks ahead we’ll speak to people from Condé Nast, Marriott, Capital One, Starbucks, and many more—and we can’t wait to share their stories with you. So point your favorite podcasting app at our RSS feed, or just follow myself, Karen, and/or my responsive design account on Twitter: we’d love to have you tune in.