Responsive Web Design in Higher Education Podcast Released

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Developers from the University of Notre Dame and West Virginia discuss implementing responsive web design on large-scale higher education websites.

Responsive Web design is quickly being recognized as a viable strategy for developing mobile-friendly websites. Pioneered by Boston developer Ethan Marcotte, responsive Web design, or RWD, has recently been implemented at places like People magazine, the Boston Globe and the Universities of Notre Dame and West Virginia.

Erik Runyon, the Manager of Interactive Development at the University of Notre Dame, took part in an effort to launch a responsive site ( during the summer 2011 and enhanced the site again in April 2012. Dave Olsen, a Programmer/Project Manager the University of West Virginia did the same for his school’s site ( just this month.

Runyon and Olsen sat down with Breaking Development podcast host Tim Kadlec to discuss the implementation of these newly designed responsive websites at their respective Universities. In this nearly fifty minute exchange, Runyon and Olsen share how wireframing, testing, performance and content management come into play when programming responsive Web design on large scale higher education websites. To download this podcast please visit

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