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by Alex Russell
You know it’s time to redesign when your design is becoming your own bottleneck — incapable of reflecting your changes, values and the new direction of your enterprise. If your list of necessary UX improvements is getting longer, yet you can’t meaningfuly integrate them in your current design, that’s a clear sign that something has to change. That’s exactly the issue Smashing Magazine's team faced before it decided to redesign Smashing Magazine back in July 2011. In this talk Vitaly Friedman, the founder and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, provides practical insights into the responsive redesign process and the decisions made (and rejected) during the process. Vitaly will share how the team transformed the new vision in the new design, explain technical difficulties and problems in the responsive design process as well as things to keep in mind when dealing with legacy content.
by Chris Coyier
On any given request for a website, there is precious little we know about the players involved. We don't know who the user is, where they live, what they speak, really anything about them. They are using a browser, but we don't know what that browser is. We don't know how they interact with that browser. That browser is on some device that we don't know about and we don't know how that device connects to to the internet. All we know is about the server where our website is hosted and the files we put there. We can make a better web by accommodating these unknowns.
The iOS platform offers one of most reliable mobile web browsers in its Mobile Safari. Yet, even for all its advantages, front-end development with Mobile Safari is riddled with numerous thickets of briar patches and hidden pitfalls. Dave will discuss his experiences developing creative solutions for iOS and taking on the unexpected limitations of the platform.
Solving the right problems for the right people; looking at how some of our so-called best practices hinder, rather than help.
by Jina Bolton
For both designers and developers, whether you’re working alone or on a large team, having a solid UI Library and CSS architecture is incredibly rewarding and essential for your application. As continuous integration gains traction in today’s web application development workflows, living user interface style guides and Sass help keep everything in check. Learn how you can create smarter, forward-thinking maintainable web interfaces.
by Kyle Simpson
by Lea Verou
CSS2.1 was two dimensional: There was no concept of depth or time. CSS3 brings us some control over both, with transitions and animations for the latter. In this talk we will start from the basics of these new specifications, but will quickly move to more advanced tips and tricks to fully leverage these exciting technologies. The talk will follow Lea’s trademark presentation style with live code examples, that has been praised by audiences all over Europe.
The mobile landscape is so hot these days. With laser pointers on a forehead, it is the place where both, the companies that missed the web revolution and the ones that surfed on its weave, rush to secure their slice and defend it. But in the light of what the Open Web has accomplished over last years, turning the Web into diverse, vibrant and innovative ecosystem, the technology stack offered on the mobile is depressing. Proprietary APIs, locked down platforms and users, exclusive app markets, developer entry barriers and non-hackable source code. Can we do better? You bet :)
26th–27th April 2012