With DrupalCamp Austin coming up this weekend, the web chefs have been working overtime to make things a bit easier on everyone at the camp. We’ve relaunched the website so that it works on everyone’s mobile devices while they hustle about between sessions. Instead of building a separate app, we’ve baked this mobile friendliness straight into the website using responsive web design.
Double website, all the way
Talk of responsive design has been all over the web lately because it allows us to deliver really diverse user experiences within one package. This is especially handy for DrupalCamp sites because there are two main audiences: desktop users who want to learn about the event or register, and mobile camp attendees needing easy access to timely information, especially the schedule.
I expect more and more DrupalCamp sites to start building responsive themes to improve their camp-goers’ experiences. If camps aren’t big enough to convince you, look no further than DrupalCon Denver to see a well-designed responsive conference site.
Where can I learn more?!?
I’m so glad you asked! DrupalCamp Austin is offering many training sessions this year, including a Responsive Drupal theming and design training on Sunday by myself and Todd. On Saturday we’ll have some fantastic mobile-oriented sessions:
- Wireframing for every screen
- Future-friendly: Responsive Drupal Theming
- Building Mobile Applications with Drupal
- Drupal and jQuery Mobile
- Building a Services-Oriented Architecture Drupal website with Services module.
Mobile sprint before the camp
We’re also hosting a Drupal Mobile sprint on before the camp at the Four Kitchens office. I’ll be there working on D7 mobile modules and anyone is welcome to come! Grab more details on groups.drupal.org