What’s the fastest growing segment of the tech industry right now? Did you answer mobile? You should have.
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Martin RingleinLessons learned within top product teams from Twitter to The White House; from ideation to launch. Short stories on working within different product teams on launching "world class product". Each story will be from a different company on a different stage of the build process from Mashable to Apple to Oracle to Twitter to The Washington Post to Adobe to The White House.
Megan ZlockWith an aging population and possible legislation changes around the corner, it's more important than ever that we build a more beautiful, accessible web for **all** our users. It's a responsibility that goes beyond government agencies and 508 compliance. With a little education and creative thinking, accessibility is achievable without changing our tools, our budgets, or our designs. I'll be breaking down WCAG 2.0 Level A standards with a focus on easy, approachable ways you can build sites to be more accessible.
Patrick FultonA good comprehensive intro to Element Queries. How to use them, where to use them and some pitfalls to look out for.
There are countless articles touting the superiority of native apps over web. “60fps", full access to hardware, “jank free”, and so on. While these points are certainly valid, I think the hype has skewed the public perception of the potential power of web-based apps. Sure, we can’t do access everything from the browser, but we can access a whole lot. We can design for a touchscreen, a motion sensor, geolocation, audio, and general mobility—instantly accessible across platforms without needing to make room on your phone for yet another app. Through a behind the scenes look at the Jambells.com experiment and other examples, we’ll remind ourselves of what’s possible in a web app, and take critical look at the pros (and cons) of non-native development.
Bermon PainterDiscover the benefits of using Sass, a CSS pre-processor, along with Compass to help streamline front-end development, collaborate with other developers, and overall to help you enjoy writing CSS. The workshop will be divided up into 4 sections: basic, intermediate, advanced and tools of the trade and other fun tricks. You’ll need to bring your laptop with Sass and Compass installed.