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Nashville 2014

The Venue

Gaylord Opryland

2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214

The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, the flagship property of our Gaylord Hotels family, has nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river with their very own Delta flatboat, all this and a large array of restaurants and entertainment spots to enjoy.
$179 per night Breaking Development attendees can stay at the resort at the discounted rate of $179 per night! To get your discount, either register online or call 1-877-491-7397. Make sure to use the following code when booking your rooms by phone: CPI


Getting Offline—HTML5 Offline Features For Better, Faster, Smarter Apps And Sites

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]

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John Allsopp

Frontend Developer Tooling

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 Staying ahead of the curve is difficult, and it’s easy to quickly feel out-of-date or left behind.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]

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Adam Simpson


July 29


Mobile Design Now

Luke Wroblewski


Content-first UX Design

Steph Hay


Interactions and Mobile Devices (Conquering the Responsive Mouse Trap)

Jenn Lukas




The Past, Present, and Future of Responsive Images

Mat Marquis


Web Designer/Motion Designer

Val Head


Offline First is the new Mobile First

John Allsopp

July 30

Real-World Responsive Design: A behind-the-scenes look at the Entertainment Weekly redesign

Jonathan Stark

Responsive 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.

Adaptive Input

Jason Grigsby

Windows 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.

Designing on the Z-Axis

Wren Lanier

Multi-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.


Mobile Web at Etsy

Lara Swanson

Etsy 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.

Small Screen Navigation

Ben Callahan

We’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.

Build for Speed: How to Prototype and Test Any Product in 5 Days

Daniel Burka

The 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.