Responsive Responsive Design by Tim Kadlec

Apr 23, 2013 · New York, United States of America

Tim Kadlec

Since May of 2010 when it was first introduced, responsive design has taken the web by storm. It seems like every day a company somewhere is promoting their new "responsive" redesign. Even large companies like Microsoft and Disney are getting in on the act.

But there are wrinkles in the fabric. A disturbing trend is emerging of bloated responsive sites.86% of responsives sites weigh at least as much on a mobile device as they do on the desktop site. It's becoming more common to find a responsive site weighing several MB than to find one under 300kb. Is this trend an indication that responsive design is inherently bad for performance? Or are we blaming the technique when we should be blaming the implementation?

Tim Kadlec (@tkadlec) is a web developer with a propensity for efficient, standards-based front-end development. His diverse background working with small companies to large publishers and industrial corporations has allowed him to see how standards-based development can be effectively utilized for business of all sizes. Tim is the author of Implementing Responsive Design (Peachpit Press, 2012) and the co-founder of Breaking Development, the leading North American conference discussing web design and development for mobile devices. He writes about a variety of topics at


6:30 - Arrive, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - Responsive Responsive Design (Tim Kadlec)
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - "Books and Stuff" geekaways
8:30 - Open Discussion, Networking


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