Thursday 16th May, 2013
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Problem: The process of creating websites can be difficult, and once finished they quickly fall out of date.
Solution: We'll discuss styleguides and their role within building and maintaining websites, for benefit of everyone!
Times are changing and so must the process in which we design and build websites. The days of designing static compositions in Photoshop are a thing of the past, instead, responsive design within the browser is the future. This new world is not without its own risks, but if we focus on maintainability, organization, and modularity we can achieve a better tomorrow.
In this talk Shay will outline styleguides, living documentation on the design and development of a website, and their role within web design and development process. Looking at a few modern practices and standards, this talk will cover the benefits of stylesguides, the strategy behind creating one, and how to best utilize one within your project.
Exactly what is a styleguide and why they're needed
What it takes to write your own styleguide
How to best utilize and advocate a styleguide
Redefine your process in building websites
Co-founder at @leadhonestlyco, Partner at @ProtaVentures, Co-Founder of @ChicagoCamps, Product Designer, Front-end Engineer, Cyclist
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