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For more than a dozen years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a "quality website." Since 2000, she has built websites in a freelance capacity and as part of an agency.

Jen is a lynda.com author with fourteen published titles, including the popular "Up and Running with Foundation", " Bootstrap: Adding Interactivity To Your Site", and "Responsive Design with Joomla!". She has published two books on Joomla and is working on a third book on Bootstrap.

Jen currently offers in-person and online courses through Harvard Extension School, Community College of Vermont, Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, and National University. She is also available for individual private tutoring, customized classroom training, and consulting. Jen earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Internet Strategy Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.

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Responsive Design Frameworks: Just Because You Can, Should You?

Responsive design is about building a website with a grid-based layout, images that resize and media queries, as described by Ethan Marcotte. After Marcotte defined the technique, responsive design frameworks began to emerge that incorporated these principles.

Responsive Design Frameworks: Just Because You Can, Should You?

Mostly based on CSS and JavaScript, many of these frameworks are open-source, free to download and quickly customizable. Some of the most popular today are Bootstrap and Foundation, which we’ll focus on in this article. As responsive design frameworks became popular, a big debate emerged: Why would a professional designer use a responsive design framework?

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Teaching Web Design To New Students In Higher Education

The Web is evolving rapidly. Front-end Web development has been majorly affected by recent changes in coding techniques and approaches. In 2003, a competent front-end Web developer would have known HTML and CSS, possibly with a bit of copy-and-pasted JavaScript, and they built websites that would be viewed on desktop computers.

Teaching Web Design To New Students In Higher Education

Not so in 2013! Now, a competent front-end Web developer is well-versed in HTML and CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, CSS preprocessors, new techniques such as responsive design and mobile first, and a world of new devices for viewing websites.

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