It's time for front-end developers to break out of the code-monkey zoo. Today's web platform provides a myriad of technologies for animation, motion and dynamic content. With these tools, we web developers can evolve our craft from simply implementing visuals, into creating evocative and expressive experiences. Dave will discuss the fundamental techniques behind creative front-end development and how to sell this skill to your client.
When learning a new creative skill, we often follow a progression: Imitation, repetition, and innovation. We learn by dissecting the work of others, building our own tools, and later adding our own uniqueness. We’ll apply that thinking to designing flexible interfaces in an HTML5 and CSS3 world, exploring the process of crafting your own markup and style pattern library. What lessons can we learn from breaking websites into micro frameworks? What happens to these patterns under varying browsing conditions? Dan will share how patterns have helped him build bulletproof websites.
30th April to 4th May 2012