Sessions at The Future of Web Design London 2012 with slides on Wednesday 16th May

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  • You Are A Channel

    by The Standardistas

    As web designers we have access to the tools and delivery mechanisms to not only promote our clients, but also to promote ourselves. How we use these tools strategically and the messages we convey through them can alter our web design trajectories considerably, often proving the difference between success or failure. You are a channel. How you choose to portray yourself matters. In our keynote we explore the philosophical and practical challenges that face the contemporary web designer, helping them to stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

    At 9:05am to 9:45am, Wednesday 16th May

  • A Responsive Process

    by Steve Fisher

    The web is not fixed width and I think we are remembering that. If our medium is fluid should our process be fixed? I prefer designing within the browser, especially when responsive design is a requirement. Fireworks and Photoshop are not flexible enough to demonstrate media queries, button and menu states, HTML5 and JavaScript behaviours, dynamic resizing of elements and navigation flow. Because the medium is fluid, I think our approach to design has to be fluid as well. A responsive process is a responsible process, matching the medium. I've been working with many companies and organizations helping them transform their process to fit a responsive workflow and I'm going to share the goods. One web to rule them all!

    At 9:50am to 10:30am, Wednesday 16th May

    Coverage slide deck

  • Why Wordpress is the Framework of the Future!

    by Jack Lenox

    WordPress is now so much more than just a blogging platform. Find out how to do some really awesome things with it and start using it as a refreshing and straightforward framework for your web projects. Packed with sample code and practical solutions, Jack will introduce some innovative and insightful ways to use Wordpress and hopefully persuade any doubters that it's the best thing since the waxy wrapping paper that stopped sliced bread going off (because sliced bread on its own isn't actually that great!)

    At 9:50am to 10:30am, Wednesday 16th May

    Coverage slide deck

  • Designing For A Flexible Web

    by Laura Kalbag

    Sometimes we can obsess over the technical elements of responsive web design, trying to make up for our lack of understanding in how to design for it. I will discuss the exciting new design challenges brought about by the responsive web design revolution. I will use the practical experience gained from real projects, such as the Future Insights Live and Future Of Web Design websites, to explore ways to adapt design workflows for the responsive approach and create device-agnostic design systems for content. She'll also help to uncover the huge number of considerations involved in designing for a flexible web.

    At 12:00pm to 12:40pm, Wednesday 16th May

    Coverage slide deck

  • Automating Testing Across the Multi-Platform Web

    by James Coglan

    So you built a beautiful website... Now learn how to automate its testing across the multi-platform web!

    At 3:10pm to 3:50pm, Wednesday 16th May

    Coverage slide deck

  • Organising Your Stylesheets With Compass & SASS

    by Chris Eppstein

    Are your stylesheets a mess? Do you find that changes to your CSS have unintended consequences? Sass & Compass give you a rich set of tools to enable you to craft maintainable stylesheets. Chris Eppstein, the creator of the Compass stylesheet authoring framework, will review a number of best practices, tips, and tricks to get your stylesheets back on track so that you can spend less time debugging and more time being awesome.

    At 3:10pm to 3:50pm, Wednesday 16th May

    Coverage slide deck