Webshaped 2013 schedule

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Thursday 23rd May 2013

  • Opening Words

    At 9:45am to 10:00am, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 1, Wanha satama

  • Responsive Web Design: Clever Tips and Techniques

    by Vitaly Friedman

    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.

    At 10:00am to 10:45am, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 1, Wanha satama

    Coverage video

  • 180 Degrees East

    by Holger Bartel

    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.

    At 11:00am to 11:45am, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 1, Wanha satama

    Coverage video

  • Backbone.js in production at SoundCloud

    by Darrell Stephenson

    Single page JavaScript applications at scale are a relatively new thing and there are many competing approaches, frameworks, and libraries. Backbone.js is a popular and compact library that offers a small, but very central abstraction for dealing with these kind of apps.

    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.

    At 11:00am to 11:45am, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 2, Wanha satama

    Coverage video

  • Hacking into User Experience

    by Henrik Rydberg

    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.

    At 12:00pm to 12:45pm, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 1, Wanha satama

  • The future of single-page apps

    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.

    At 12:00pm to 12:45pm, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 2, Wanha satama

    Coverage video

  • Rendering without lumpy bits.

    by Jake Archibald

    Right, we’ve got a new project, we have to calculate and draw 500,000 pixels, and the deadline is in 1.667 milliseconds. When we’re done, we’ll do it again, and again. Web performance has always been about delivering those pixels on time, but the target has shifted. Optimising pure JavaScript (loops, string concatination, arithmetic) is more irrelevant than ever, performance gains are to be found in the DOM, layout dependencies, and the interaction with the GPU.

    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.

    At 1:45pm to 2:30pm, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 2, Wanha satama

    Coverage slide deck

  • Selecting type

    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.

    At 1:45pm to 2:30pm, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 1, Wanha satama

    Coverage video

  • Turbo charging your workflow with Node.js

    by Andrew Nesbitt

    Node.js has brought JavaScript kicking and screaming out of the browser and onto both the server and your command line. Tools like Grunt, Bower and Yeoman are leveraging the power of Node to modernize web application development and take the pain out of managing your frontend web projects.

    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.

    At 2:45pm to 3:30pm, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 2, Wanha satama

  • The Future is Responsive

    by Jonathan Smiley

    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.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Thursday 23rd May

    In Stage 1, Wanha satama

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