About a year and a half ago, I had seen enough. A tweet came through my stream and like so many others at the time, it was a link to a hot, new, amazing Responsive Web Design site. “Oh, I love an amazing design,” I thought, so I clicked. What I saw was a design casualty: boxes and grids everywhere. This was the ‘amazing’ new design? To me it looked like every other #RWD out there. So I did what most people would do; I composed a tweet. “I hate #RWD.” That may not come off right, I thought. So I did a little re-composing. “I really hate #RWD.”
As responsive design becomes the norm, designers have developed a reliance on boxes and grids, argues Noah Stokes.