Responsive Web design challenges Web designers to adapt a new mindset to their design processes as well as techniques they are using in design and code. This talk provides an overview of various practical techniques, tips and tricks that you might want to be aware of when working on a new responsive design project.
For most of the tech world, the Asia Pacific market is the new frontier – the region of fast growth and opportunity. A large part of the web world currently seems to evolve around the West. Most cutting edge design & technology originates from the US and Europe, whereas the actual user base is spread all over the world. Still a lot of web products are mainly focused on the western world, even though other regions offer huge opportunities and potential for growth, especially Asia and its mobile market.
My talk will give some insight on the Asian market, statistics and user behaviour in comparison to the western world, cultural differences and personal challenges encountered along the way.
What happens when we build a full-fledged, production application on top of this abstraction? Where do the abstractions leak? What kind of things do we have to invent / re-invent? This talk will present an honest retrospective of the last year and a half of bruises, battles, and badges while working with Backbone.js at SoundCloud.
We all know User Experience is one of the deciding factors for product’s success. Still, only few product teams have enough resources for a UX designer. In this talk, we’ll look at how developer led teams can be optimized into a primordial soup, a birth place for great User Experience. We’ll hack you, to naturally create unexpected positive surprises, and ultimately win markets with new found competitive edge.
by Ben Firshman
Single-page apps, such as those written with Backbone, are a controversial addition to the Web. They have had a reputation for being slow, inaccessible and hard to work with.
But they don’t have to be. I will explore why websites have been written this way and what we need to do to make them better citizens of the web. It will mean rethinking how we do every piece of the stack, from infrastructure right up to the client.
We’ll look at a series of real-world rendering issues and how to combat them, understanding why particular hacks work, and how sometimes working against the browser can trick it into performing better. Covering basic html layout and animation, GPU interaction and high-dpi (retina) considerations across browsers and devices.
by Yves Peters
This presentation demystifies the process of selecting type. Picking the right font can be the most important (and often most daunting) step of any design project, yet very little literature is to be found on the subject. By making comparisons with familiar concepts like wardrobes, shoes, cars, etc. the process becomes recognizable and easy to grasp.
In this talk you’ll be introduced to Node.js and we’ll take a look at some of the new tools that you can use to streamline your web development workflow, automate away boring and repetative tasks and turbo charge your frontend development.
The landscape of the Web is changing, faster then we might have ever thought. How we use it today and how we use it tomorrow will be vastly different and the time to get ready for that, as people who build the Web, is right now. We’ll look at what the Web looks like today and what it’s likely to look like in the next few years, and explore the tools that will help you get ready for it.
23rd May 2013