What’s the fastest growing segment of the tech industry right now? Did you answer mobile? You should have.
We are convinced that the best conferences provide ample opportunity for informal talks among both speakers and attendees. As a result, we opt to keep our events friendly, the topics focused and uninhibited by competing tracks. We choose to keep attendance at workable, pre-determined levels to enhance social networking opportunities. After all, we believe the impromptu conversations among colleagues are sometimes the ones that inform and inspire the most.
We look forward to seeing you at BDConf Nashville.
2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214
You’ve probably heard that HTML5 provides developers with all kinds of “offline” capabilities for their sites and apps. But you might not be so familiar with how these technologies. such as the Application Cache, localstorage, and FileSystem APIs can help make any web site better, faster, more user friendly.
Workshop class is Monday July 28th
[check in at 8am – workshop starts at 9am]
The Build Right Frontend Tooling Workshop will help you eliminate development pain and friction by introducing you to modern development processes and tools. Staying ahead of the curve is difficult, and it’s easy to quickly feel out-of-date or left behind.
Workshop class is Monday July 28th
[check in and workshop starts at 1pm]
Jonathan StarkResponsive web design techniques help designers and developers cope with an incredibly fragmented computing landscape. But tools are just one part of the story. RWD requires a new mindset, process, and workflow for everyone involved with the project, including client stakeholders (yikes!). Join Jonathan for a behind-the-scenes look at what did - and didn't - work on the responsive redesign of the Entertainment Weekly mobile site.
Jason GrigsbyWindows 8. Chromebook Pixel. Ubuntu Phone. These devices shatter another consensual hallucination that we web developers have bought into: mobile = touch and desktop = keyboard and mouse. We have tablets with keyboards; laptops that become tablets; laptops with touch screens; phones with physical keyboards; and even phones that become desktop computers. Not to mention new forms of input like cameras, voice control, and sensors. We’ve learned how to respond to screen size. Our next challenge is learning how to adapt to different forms of input.
Wren LanierMulti-layered interfaces are an important part of every mobile UX toolbox. Flat may be trendy, but depth is where it's at. Whether you’re designing for mobile web or a native app, the z-axis can help you create better design systems that are more flexible and intuitive to use. In this session, we'll look at ways layers and transitions can be combined to solve tricky UI problems and create more immersive mobile experiences. Based on the A List Apart article by the same name.
Lara SwansonEtsy is an online marketplace whose community spans the globe with buyers and sellers coming from more than 150 countries. In this talk, Lara Swanson will share Etsy's approach to developing for mobile web for a global audience, including the challenge of getting an organization to care about mobile web and performance. She'll cover the mistakes made and lessons learned from user agent sniffing, asking engineering teams to develop for the mobile experience, and planning for a transition to responsive web design. She'll also cover the building of Etsy's device lab and will provide tips on contextualizing and developing for your growing mobile userbase.
Ben CallahanWe’ve made a lot of assumptions about what makes for the most usable navigation experience on small screens—hamburger icons, off-canvas solutions, expanding elements. Countless options exist. This presentation is a careful examination of emerging patterns, as well as techniques for determining which of those patterns work best for specific architectures and project types. You’ll be encouraged to stop guessing and start testing—and leave with a clear understanding of what’s possible and the tools to make your case to a client or boss.
Daniel BurkaThe current way most of us build applications is broken. Teams go through the classic agile pattern: ideate, build, launch, measure, iterate, repeat. Even when executed efficiently, this process stifles innovation under the burden of engineering and product launching. Using real-world examples, Daniel will show how to test your theses more quickly and increase the overall effectiveness (and happiness!) of your team.