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Where did Responsive Design come from?

In this 2010 article, the phrase Responsive Design was coined. It was to describe designing the interface of a web application to be able to change styles depending on the screen size. Whether mobile, tablet or desktop the design should look great or at least look like you wanted it to look. Uniform design across all platforms and devices is what keeps your brand intact. Having a website that is not responsive this day and age is definitely not good practice, more people are surfing the web on mobile and on tablets every day. It is very important to have a great looking site across all devices.

There are a lot of ways to make sure you have a responsive site. One of the more popular ways to use media queries. But don’t let me tell you about them, check out this link .

How does Microsoft create new languages?

I came across this great video on how Microsoft creates new languages (F#, C#, Visual Basic, .Net). It was made for Microsoft TechED 2011. It’s a great panel of discussions, questions from experts at Microsoft who had a heavy hand in the creation of these languages. Check it out, it’s around an hour long and will give you great insight into the inner workings of Microsoft, how they think and how they approach such massive projects. It’s is great for programmers and project managers alike.

Hear from the C#,Visual Basic,and F# language designers themselves,about how we create the .NET Framework languages at Microsoft. Where do we get ideas? How do we incorporate new paradigms without breaking the existing languages? Where will we go in the future,and how will we get there? We talk about all these topics and more. Come ready for an interactive session,and get your questions answered by the team!