Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, illustrator, speaker, and author. His work is regularly featured in books, blogs, and magazines, and his portfolio includes projects for clients such as Virgin, Microsoft, Smashing Magazine and MailChimp. A common face on the speaking circuit, Elliot gives talks at design events across the globe, including An Event Apart, Brooklyn Beta, Future of Web Design, South by Southwest, and Web Directions.
He writes for publications such as .Net, Computer Arts, and Codex: The Journal of Typography, is the author of Sexy Web Design (Sitepoint, 2008), and sits on the judging panels of design competitions, as well as Smashing Magazine’s Experts Panel.
Elliot is the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces co-founder of Viewport Industries. He lives and works in the countryside between Bristol and Bath, England.
Although Responsive Web Design has been widely adopted, there is still some resistance, and perhaps justifiably so. Elliot's blog post 'RWD: The War Has Not Yet Been Won' prompted some angry responses from those designers and developers who remain sceptical of RWD's place in our workflow, and perhaps 'war' was the wrong word to use. In 'RWD: Dealing with the fall-out', Elliot will examine the arguments for and against RWD, attempt (once again) to dispel the myths about RWD costing more time and money, and address the issue of how we — as a community — should perhaps try harder to get along.