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OLA 2013

Size Doesn't Matter: Use Responsive Design to Fit On Any Screen

Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Sponsors:  Information Technology Roundtable,  Public Library Division, University and College Division, Technical Services Roundtable

From smartphones to tablets, our patrons are accessing our sites from a large variety of devices. Is your website ready? Learn how to design and build an appealing functional website that responds and adapts to the patrons’ demands. Libraries frequently built completely separate mobile websites that offered a simplified subset of the full site. In addition to reduced content, the library was left with two websites to maintain. Using Responsive Web Design techniques, this presentation focuses on transforming your website so that a single design will adapt and respond to the user’s device. Explore using Foundation, a CSS framework, to craft an appealing functional design to meet our patrons’ needs.

Roy Degler is a librarian in the Digital Library Services Division at Oklahoma State University. Roy Degler earned his BS in Special Education/Physical Education from New Mexico State University and his MLIS from the University of Oklahoma. Before becoming a Humanities and Social Sciences librarian at Oklahoma State University, he taught middle and high school Special Education for twenty-two years and microcomputer technology classes at Dona Ana Branch Community College for ten years. His academic and professional interests include creative technological solutions in the library, online education, reference services, and information literacy. In addition to his computer and information knowledge, he is an avid foosball player.

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