Sessions at Big Design Conference 2011 about HTML5

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Saturday 16th July 2011

  • Accelerated Style Sheets: Less Typing, More Style

    by Nathan Smith and Wynn Netherland ⚡

    As adoption of HTML5 and CSS3 soar, much has been written about advances in stylesheet and design techniques. Even as we innovate on the content of our stylesheets, our design and development practices still lag those of other fields. This talk will introduce Sass, Compass, and other tools that streamline the creation of CSS, eliminate tedious repetition, and let designers focus on design.

    In this talk, we'll show practical ways to speed up your web design and front end development. Attendees will walk away with practical ways to streamline their front-end design and development workflow.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 16th July

  • Progressive Prototyping with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery

    by Todd Zaki Warfel

    Author and designer Todd Zaki Warfel will show how prototyping with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery is easier than you think. Whether you're an HTML novice or presentation-layer pro, you'll walk away with a number of practical tips and techniques for prototyping with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. You'll learn how to:

    • Structure your prototype designs faster with HTML5
    • Take advantage of new input types to make mobile-ready forms instantly
    • Use CSS3 to sexy buttons without the need for background images or sliding doors
    • Use CSS3 selectors
    • Make effective use of jQuery transitions with only a few lines of code

    You'll walk away with a number of techniques that will help you craft flexible, bulletproof, effective and adaptable interfaces that make up an elegant user experience.

    At 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 16th July

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