Our editor and co-founder, Mandy Brown, sat down with The Great Discontent for an interview on design, editing, being creative with words, and more. In addition to her work on A Book Apart, Mandy serves as a contributing editor for A List Apart and Communications Director for Typekit. She also writes about the reading experience on A Working Library.
The Financial Times discusses how a major hotel chain designed its way out of the “desktop vs. mobile” mentality by incorporating responsive design, “an approach that proposes that the design of a website should respond to the user’s behaviour and environment, based on screen size, platform and orientation,” as the paper puts it. Ethan Marcotte, author of the best-selling book, helps the business reader understand how responsive design works.
A Book Apart has published six books since its founding in 2010; four of them have found their way into .net Magazine’s Top 25 Books for Web Designers and Developers feature. The winning books were Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte (ranked #2 out of 25), CSS3 for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm, Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski, and The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane. The list was compiled by consulting with leading designers, developers, and creative directors. Congratulations, Erin, Luke, Dan, and Ethan!