"Applications" have given way to "Apps" in recent years, and the distinction is a significant one. When we consider the things that make apps successful, we find an uncanny resemblance to the principles the web has always founded on - for example, fluid layout and sandboxed storage. Thanks to HTML5 and related enhancements, we now have a rich functionality built on these principles, making HTML5 truly capable as an App platform. This talk will identify the key technologies HTML5 brings, and explain how the concept of web apps is being formalised with initiatives like the Chrome Web Store, to be launched by Google later this year.
by Ryan Singer
37signals, the creators of hosted application including Basecamp and Highrise, have made a name for themselves by doing things differently, from their approach to business to the way in which they design their applications. In this presentation Lead UI designer and product manager Ryan Singer will guide us through their design and development process giving us a unique insight into how 37signals create and improve their products.
Seemingly insignificant design decisions can make the difference between a user experiencing joy or frustration when using your application. In this in-depth workshop you will learn strategies to help you design highly usable, intuitive and enjoyable web apps.
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4th–6th October 2010