Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#responsiveDEN Responsive design on the agenda for next DEN meetup on 21 Feb 2013

There’s a lot of talk about Responsive Web Design lately.

And, at first glance, it’s not difficult to see why. With the mantra of gather-once-publish-many ringing in their ears, time-poor digital editors are increasingly considering an approach to web design that intends to provide an optimal viewing experience — easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling — across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones.

But what is conceptually straightforward is seldom just that in practice. What are the newsroom implications of following a RWD approach? How are news users responding? And commercial partners?

For an in-depth discussion on the issues, join MNA Digital development manager Mark Cadman and electronic editor Abigail Edge  who led team that charted the Express and Star and Shropshire Star’s route to responsive design at the next Digital Editors Network meetup on 21 February 2013  at the Media Factory in Preston.  Why don't you book your place here  now?

Further speakers to be confirmed. And, as always, suggestions are welcome.[Programme updated 07/01/2013]

The discussions will be chaired by DEN co-founders Nick Turner (@nickincumbria), Head of Digital Content  for the CN Group, and François Nel, Director of the Journalism Leaders Programme and the MADE (Media And Digital Enterprise) Project at UCLan.

Since 2007, the Digital Editors Network has worked to link media innovators, whether they work inside, outside or alongside mainstream media organisations. You can connect with DEN by liking our Facebook page,  joining our  Linkedin group , or following us on Twitter @DENupdates or our blog .

If you'd like to contribute ideas, speak, host , sponsor or collaborate on a future DEN meetup or workshop, contact the convenors Nick Turner nick.turner@cumbrian-newspapers.co.uk or François Nel FPNel@uclan.ac.uk