Web Designer Ethan Marcotte Explains Responsive Web Design – Class Excerpt

We’re all using more devices and screens than ever before, and that’s no surprise to web designer Ethan Marcotte. As websites moved off of desktops and onto phones, tablets, he saw the need for a new approach to how we build and think about websites. His solution? Responsive Web Design.

In this clip from his Skillshare Originals class, Ethan demystifies Responsive Web Design by explaining it from the ground up.

This is an excerpt. To watch the full class:



Web designer Ethan Marcotte’s concept of responsive design has paved a path for designers all over the world to design a single, flexible experience instead of individual builds for every new device. His60-minute class now provides you a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look into his intuitive, timeless approach to responsive design.

Key lessons include:
– Building fluid grids as your website’s foundation
– Creating flexible images that adapt to your screen
– Using media queries to push your design further
– Updating your process to create more responsive design

Whether you’re working on a simple splash page or a large, complex project, you’ll walk away with the skills you need to create beautiful, functional websites that transition seamlessly from screen to screen, ensuring your work will be in use for years to come, no matter what device your users pick up next.


Ethan Marcotte is the web designer famous for his work on “responsive design.”. His practice focuses on responsive, device-agnostic interfaces; on designing for both performance and accessibility; and on creating digital design systems, and his goal is to help companies make beautiful things that work everywhere. He’s worked for clients like Google, People Magazine, The Sundance Film Festival, The Boston Globe, and more.

This is an excerpt. To watch the full class:


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