Scott Jenson at WDS13 suggested we often use our past successes or experiences and apply it to new technologies/products - concept known as 'default thinking' and 'legacy vision'
television - read radio plays
telephone - listen to opera
movies - capturing stage/theatre plays
P.S Scott realised later concept was introduced in 1960s
what does that got to do with anything?
we are doing the exact same thing with web!
the man who coined the term 'rwd'
ethan marcotte - "responsive web design"
so how does rwd help?
RWD a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience - easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling - across a wide range of devices from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors
responsive vs adaptive
main differences between the two:
responsive: should be fluid on ANY device size
adaptive: snaps to specific breakpoints(media queries)