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.
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.
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.
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.
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: