Creating an HTML5 Site that Doesn’t Suck

A session at php|tek 2012

Friday 25th May, 2012

11:30am to 12:30pm (CST)

Ok- so HTML5 is here and it does some really cool stuff! Being the latest “new shiny”, your company to show off how bleeding edge they are by having a spinning 3d header bow, 53 web fonts, video boxes, galleries, etcÖ STOP! Remember when Flash first came out? Every site had an opening Flash page. A term was created for that- Flashturbation. It’s when something was created for the sole purpose of looking cool- forget the fact that people were leaving the site because all they wanted was to get directions or find a product but got tired of the loading screen for a animated fly-by of the company’s logo. Kevin Bruce will demonstrate how to keep usability and practicality in mind while looking bleeding edge technologies minimally, but effectively.

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Kevin Bruce

Founding-Partner in Musketeers.me, one time Creative Director for http://mojoLive.com. Fan of Frederick, MD! Designer, PHP Coder, Dad, Mac sudo bio from Twitter

Coming from a Bachelor of Fine Arts, I got into the web, first as a designer, then learned PHP through books and the help of colleagues. With ten years in web development (3 in OOP), I’ve returned to the world of design- though, in this industry, no one really does pure design. I still *love to* get my hands dirty in css, js and PHP. Like most of us, I got into Twitter and Facebook where I tapped into the PHP community. I began searching for local events to attend and found Baltimore PHP, then DC PHP. After seeing how helpful and friendly everyone was, I started a local group to serve the central Maryland area. Rather than focusing on PHP, we opened the group to all web professionals. We felt more could be learned with exposure to disciplines other than our own. The Frederick Web Technology Group was started in July of 2008 and has been going strong ever since. From time to time, I present topics and lead workshops for the group. Currently, I’m the Creative Director for mojoLive.com, part of a team of talented individuals including Eli White, Sandy Smith and Oscar Merida. I’m hoping to share my unique perspective as a designer, developer and community organizer.

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Time 11:30am12:30pm CST

Date Fri 25th May 2012

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