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Sunday, February 16
 

5:30pm

Opening Reception
Pick-up your badge, get animted with the GIF photobooth, grab a free drink, and meet your fellow colleagues during the opening reception.

Sponsored by WayPaper 


Sunday February 16, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Hotel's Open Air Bar
 
Monday, February 17
 

8:30am

Day 1 Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan is a consultant and speaker, previously the Director of Front-end Development for President Obama’s 2012 election campaign. Managing a team of two dozen, he oversaw the development of the online tools and technology that helped raised $690m online, recruited hundreds of thousands volunteers, and registered over 1 million voters. Under Daniel’s leadership the campaign employed a multi-screen strategy producing the first... Read More →


Monday February 17, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
San Juan Rooms

9:45am

CSS Selectors
Speakers
avatar for Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl

Open Web Evangelist, UI Eng., Author, Trainer, Instart Logic
Estelle Weyl is an internationally published author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Estelle started her professional life running public health programs, but decided instead to be a web standardista. A UI Engineer, she has consulted for Kodakgallery, Samsung, SurveyMonkey, Yahoo! and Apple, among others. Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming CSS, JavaScript and HTML, provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and... Read More →


Monday February 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
San Juan Rooms

11:00am

Adaptive Images in RWD
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Schmitt

Christopher Schmitt

Author, Self
The Internet's Christopher Schmitt.


Monday February 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
San Juan Rooms

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday February 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hotel's Open Air Restaurant

1:00pm

CSS Animations
Speakers
avatar for Val Head

Val Head

Val Head is a designer and consultant currently based in Pittsburgh where she works with agencies and small businesses to make fun and effective web sites. She speaks internationally at conferences and leads workshops on web design and creative coding. | Every year she brings a swarm of web designers to Pittsburgh for Web Design Day. She also contributes to .net magazine, and helps keep Refresh Pittsburgh running strong. She tweets too much... Read More →


Monday February 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
San Juan Rooms

2:15pm

Complex RWD Layouts
Speakers
avatar for Sam Richard

Sam Richard

UI Architect, Watson, IBM
Sam Richard is the Senior Front End Developer for NBCUniversal’s Publisher team where he waxes philosophical about Sass+Compass, Responsive Web Design, Drupal, Photography, and, on occasion, bacon. He also makes all of the above, occasionally dipped in chocolate He organizes the New York Responsive Web Design meetup and co-organizes the New York Sass meetup and has spoken at a number of local, national, and international camps and... Read More →


Monday February 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
San Juan Rooms

3:30pm

Automating Your Tools

The front end web designer and developer tool chain has become more and more sophisticated over recent years. It's not easy to keep up especially if you have a fear of the command line. We'll take a look at just some of the things in the modern web  toolbox covering things like the command line, Git, Grunt, and more. 


Speakers
avatar for Dave Rupert

Dave Rupert

I'm Dave Rupert, the lead developer of Paravel. I co-hostShopTalk with Chris Coyier, it's a sound effects podcast that also covers web development. I also co-host the ATX Web Show, a podcast about the web design and development scene in Austin, TX. On the internets I’mdavatron5000.


Monday February 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Juan Rooms

4:45pm

Wrap Up Panel
Speakers
avatar for Val Head

Val Head

Val Head is a designer and consultant currently based in Pittsburgh where she works with agencies and small businesses to make fun and effective web sites. She speaks internationally at conferences and leads workshops on web design and creative coding. | Every year she brings a swarm of web designers to Pittsburgh for Web Design Day. She also contributes to .net magazine, and helps keep Refresh Pittsburgh running strong. She tweets too much... Read More →
avatar for Sam Richard

Sam Richard

UI Architect, Watson, IBM
Sam Richard is the Senior Front End Developer for NBCUniversal’s Publisher team where he waxes philosophical about Sass+Compass, Responsive Web Design, Drupal, Photography, and, on occasion, bacon. He also makes all of the above, occasionally dipped in chocolate He organizes the New York Responsive Web Design meetup and co-organizes the New York Sass meetup and has spoken at a number of local, national, and international camps and... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan is a consultant and speaker, previously the Director of Front-end Development for President Obama’s 2012 election campaign. Managing a team of two dozen, he oversaw the development of the online tools and technology that helped raised $690m online, recruited hundreds of thousands volunteers, and registered over 1 million voters. Under Daniel’s leadership the campaign employed a multi-screen strategy producing the first... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Schmitt

Christopher Schmitt

Author, Self
The Internet's Christopher Schmitt.
avatar for Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl

Open Web Evangelist, UI Eng., Author, Trainer, Instart Logic
Estelle Weyl is an internationally published author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Estelle started her professional life running public health programs, but decided instead to be a web standardista. A UI Engineer, she has consulted for Kodakgallery, Samsung, SurveyMonkey, Yahoo! and Apple, among others. Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming CSS, JavaScript and HTML, provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and... Read More →


Monday February 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
San Juan Rooms

7:00pm

In Control Party
Join us for the evening party with AIGA Orlando at Purple Rock Scissors. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, arcade games, GIF animation booths, decorate a cupcake, and--most importantly--meet fellow designers and builders.

Sponsored by Purple Rock Scissors and Treehouse


Monday February 17, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Purple Rock Scissors
 
Tuesday, February 18
 

8:30am

Day 2 Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Scott McCloud

Scott McCloud

If not for Scott McCloud, graphic novels and webcomics might be enjoying a more modest Renaissance. | | The flourishing of cartooning in the '90s and '00s, particularly comic-smithing on the web, can be traced back to his major writings on the comics form. | | The first, Understanding Comics, is translated into 13 languages, and along with Reinventing Comics and Making Comics, its playful and profound investigations... Read More →


Tuesday February 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
San Juan Rooms

9:45am

Speed Matters

As Steve Jobs once pointed out, design is not merely about how something looks but also how something works. 

No one wants to create a slow site. Yet that's exactly what happens. Not only do fat sites exist, they're actually becoming more and more common. It would be one thing if performance was merely another feature, but the reality is that performance is a fundamental component of the user experience. 

If we want to start providing people with the fast experiences they so desperately want, performance needs to be engrained throughout the entire process. In this session, we'll discuss how to make sure that our sites are as fast as they are beautiful by incorporating performance into our workflows from start to finish.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Kadlec

Tim Kadlec

Tim is an independent Web developer living in northern Wisconsin with his wife and three daughters. He is very passionate about the Web and can frequently be found speaking about what he’s learned at a variety of Web conferences. | | He wrote 'Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web' (New Riders, 2012) and was a contributing author for the Web Performance Daybook Volume 2.


Tuesday February 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
San Juan Rooms

11:00am

Responsive Typography
Your content is probably the most important feature of your website, so it's important to make sure that the text looks good and is easy to read no matter what device type or screen size it's being viewed on. One size does not fit all when it comes to typography, but you can use media queries to adjust type qualities such as size, line height, column width, margins, hyphenation, and even typeface depending on the viewport size. Learn how you can use CSS to apply design rules that will make your typography look better and perform better across devices.

Speakers
avatar for Clarissa Peterson

Clarissa Peterson

UX designer & developer, ICE Health Systems
Clarissa Peterson is a UX designer and web developer based in Calgary, Alberta. She frequently speaks and gives workshops on responsive design and user experience, and also teaches in the web developer fast track program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Clarissa is the author of Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner's Guide (O'Reilly Media). Currently she works as a UX manager at ICE Health Systems.


Tuesday February 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
San Juan Rooms

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday February 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hotel's Open Air Restaurant

1:00pm

Photoshop Web Design Tips & Tricks

Web and mobile designers everywhere are heavily armed with graphics applications, code editors, toolsets, extensions, and plug-ins to create their work. Yet how we go about producing our work, our processes, can vary wildly. I will share processes and techniques which can help you become more efficient and proficient in your craft. 

Topics include: 

  • Pixel-hinting
  • Asset clarity
  • Harmonious color palettes
  • Color scheme sampling
  • Flexible vector shapes
  • Layer management and file organization
  • And more...

Speakers
avatar for Phil Coffman

Phil Coffman

Creative Director and Principal, Element
Phil is the Creative Director and Principal at Element, a device agnostic design and development studio in Austin, TX. He is also the founder of Method & Craft, a site devoted to sharing the process and behind-the-scenes action of today's web professionals. But most importantly, he's the husband of an incredible woman and the father of two crazy boys. This is what drives him.


Tuesday February 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
San Juan Rooms

2:15pm

Redesigning Must Die

As a term almost devoid of meaning, "redesign" is a crutch that leads to disastrous results.

Redesigns originate in the hazy concerns and political machinations of senior leaders, coalesce around poorly defined problem statements, gain steam around hopes of "fixing everything once and for all," and conclude with Pyrrhic celebrations of what are ultimately a sad bag of cosmetic changes.

Along the way, agencies get fat and rich, in-house teams get crushed, and users suffer.

And because redesign efforts yield so little institutional learning, the whole sad mess gets repeated every few years.

In his session, Lou Rosenfeld will argue instead for the rational and cost-effective alternative of incremental change: tuning sites over time, rather than "fixing" them all at once. Over and over again.


Speakers
avatar for Louis Rosenfeld

Louis Rosenfeld

Louis Rosenfeld is co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web and principal of Louis Rosenfeld LLC, an information architecture consultancy. | | Rosenfeld earned his B.A. in history from the University of Michigan in 1987, and his Master's in library science from the University of Michigan School of Information in 1990. Along with Peter Morville, he was the co-founder of Argus Associates, one of the first firms devoted... Read More →


Tuesday February 18, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
San Juan Rooms

3:30pm

Atomic Design
"We're not designing pages anymore. We're designing systems of components." As with most things Stephen Hay says, he's right. Over the past few years, we've seen the Web community create style tiles, element collages, style guides, pattern libraries and a slew of other tools in order to break interfaces down to their atomic elements. Our interfaces are going more places than ever before, so this shift is essential to help us better understand what our websites consist of in order for us create smart, scalable, maintainable designs.

This session will introduce atomic design, a methodology for creating robust design systems. We'll cover how to apply atomic design to implement your very own design system in order to set you, your organization and clients up for success.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Frost

Brad Frost

Mobile web strategist and front end designer, R/GA
I am a mobile web strategist and front-end designer at R/GA, musician, and artist in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA.


Tuesday February 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Juan Rooms

4:45pm

Wrap Up Panel
The day's speakers up on one stage to answer your questions!

Moderators
avatar for Christopher Schmitt

Christopher Schmitt

Author, Self
The Internet's Christopher Schmitt.

Speakers

Tuesday February 18, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
San Juan Rooms

5:30pm

Happy Hour
Close out the 2014 In Control with a drink in the open air bar before heading out downtown for dinner.

Tuesday February 18, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hotel's Open Air Bar

6:30pm

After Happy Hour
Optional field trip to Hooch on the popular downtown Wall St. Hang out with attendees, speakers with drink specials, food available for order. 

Tuesday February 18, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Hooch
 
Wednesday, February 19
 

10:00am

CSS3: What You Need to Know
Limited Capacity seats available

Web development without image editing software, IDs or classes? What was impossible 5 years ago is almost simple to do with CSS3. Prototyping with CSS3 has made the development process fun again. Yes, there is new syntax to learn, and different browsers sometimes require slightly different markup, but the power is worth the pain. And, once you understand the syntax, there are tools so CSS3 isn't a memorization game. Improved development time, reduced maintenance costs, SEO, accessibility and site performance? What more could you ask for?

How about all of it, all in 1 day!

In this full day workshop you will learn about the capabilities of CSS3, progressive design principles, time saving techniques, and debugging and development tools. Yes, we'll cover rounded corners, but this skills-based workshop will cover so much more, including fonts, media queries, performance, responsive features, background effects, gradients, animations, transitions and transformations.

What will be covered
Many advanced CSS3 features and the issues surrounding them, including:
  • Hacks, browser support and browser quirks
  • Tools for creating CSS3 (once you fully understand the syntax)
  • CSS Debuggers: Use browser tools to debug and pixel perfect

Who This Workshop For

This workshop is targeted at designers and developers who already work with CSS, and perhaps even use some features of CSS3, and want to become really proficient in advanced features of CSS3.

What you'll need
  • Laptop with Chrome installed.

Speakers
avatar for Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl

Open Web Evangelist, UI Eng., Author, Trainer, Instart Logic
Estelle Weyl is an internationally published author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Estelle started her professional life running public health programs, but decided instead to be a web standardista. A UI Engineer, she has consulted for Kodakgallery, Samsung, SurveyMonkey, Yahoo! and Apple, among others. Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming CSS, JavaScript and HTML, provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

10:00am

Everything You Wanted to Know About Responsive Design...And Less!
Limited Capacity seats available

Everything You Wanted to Know About Responsive Design...And Less! is a full-day workshop that takes a deep dive into the world of responsivewebdesign, covering everything including broad concepts, strategy, how responsivedesign affects process, responsivedesign patterns and principles, and development best practices and considerations.

Oh, and the "...And Less" part? Responsive design is a huge topic so unfortunately it's impossible to pack everything about it into a single day. But that doesn't mean we can't try, right? Here's what will be covered:

  • The ever-shifting landscape – The web landscape is getting more diverse every single day, and this section will address why responsivewebdesign is becoming increasingly essential
  • Approach – There's more than one way to skin this mobile web cat. We'll look at the various strategies being used to address the zombie apocalypse of devices
  • Foundations of Responsive Design – Responsive web design 101. Fluid grids, flexible media andmedia queries make up the core of responsive web design
  • Principles of Adaptive Design – What beyond layout do we need to concern ourselves with when creating great multi-device web experiences? We'll cover how ubiquity, flexibility, performance, enhancement and future-friendliness are powerful principles for making great adaptive web experiences.
  • Atomic Design – Atomic design is a methodology to help you create robust design systems. We'll go over how to break an interface down into its atomic elements, and why that matters for designing for the multi-device Web
  • Strategy and Workflow – Our new reality means that we need to adapt our process and workflow to match. This section will tackle thorny areas like convincing your clients, changing the behavior of your colleagues and designing in the Post-PSD Era.
  • Responsive Patterns – Creating adaptive interfaces is challenging, but thankfully the web community is hard at work creating flexible, downright innovative design patterns. We'll look at how to tackle layout, navigation, images, tables and more.
  • Development Best Practices – The way we build websites has changed. This section will discuss mobile-first development, conditional loading and more to help you develop future-friendly web experiences

Speakers
avatar for Brad Frost

Brad Frost

Mobile web strategist and front end designer, R/GA
I am a mobile web strategist and front-end designer at R/GA, musician, and artist in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA.


Wednesday February 19, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
San Juan Rooms