by André Luís
The web is much more than a series of tubes. It is a living, breathing, multi-device, multi-purpose and multi-cultural tool which has been changing Humanity for the past two decades.
There's so much more than meets the eye on this interweb of ours that it's of the utmost important that we understand *why* we should care about and *how* to achieve the bulletproof®ness and responsiveness® in our designs for the web.
We'll go through some of the fundamental questions in our young webdesign industry and discuss the options we have.
Progressive enhancement? Font-face, friend or foe? Flexible and liquid layouts? Grids on the web? Media-queries for different screen-sizes? ...
Hopefully, by the end of the talk, we'll all have the same understanding on *why* we should care about making our designs as solid and robust as those stones they have up in Stonehenge but also as adaptable as a chameleon's skin.
#webdesign #web #html #css #mobile
by André Luís
Every day you see talented, creative, young artists victim of restrictive copyright licenses. People are fascinated by the power that the Web gives you to "put your work out there", but the chance of having their work stolen by others makes them over-possessive of their very own art.
You can easily create your own online gallery to post your photos and have a lot more eyeballs on your work than on a respected and well-known art gallery IRL.
But there's a catch. People can steal your work. The nature of the web tells us that all which reaches the browser can and will be snatched. Even if only by web crawlers like Google's.
So, how do you, a spectacularly creative mind can avoid your work being abused by disrespectful people?
We'll go through some of the common strategies employed and why we can use alternatives that make your work more professional and undamaged by needless branding.
#open #fair-use #licenses #art #creative #creativecommons
11th–13th November 2010