Automate All the Front End Development Things (Part 2)

A session at Scotch on the Rocks

Thursday 5th June, 2014

11:00am to 11:50am (GMT)

Today's front end developers have more work to do than ever to create a functioning, responsive, fast, good-looking website. We have differing screen resolutions, browser support, network speeds and other considerations all buzzing around, jockeying for highest priority and attention during development. Fortunately for us, we also have more tools than ever before to help us begin, develop, test and refine those good-looking sites. Using those tools to automate the development process will help keep us sane, so let's do just that: automate all the front-end development things!

We'll cover a start-to-end workflow, along with options to cover other developer cases. Tools introduced and used include yeoman, grunt, emmet, sass (including scout, compass, livereload) alfred, bower, phantomcss (huddle), modern.ie, (with browsershots alternatives) and vagrant (virtualbox). We'll address responsive web design, review mobile-first development, media queries organization, basics of scripting, browser bookmarks, packaging sprites, and techniques for specific issues like using svg images with png fallbacks.

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Kitt Hodsden

@drupal dev, ex-@twitter eng, @hackerdojo co-founder, @kickstarter fan. I live on chocolate & automate everything. Networks slow when I'm around, blame the NSA.

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  • Edward Chen
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  • Ashlie Webb
  • Simon Wood
  • Iain Leslie
  • John Hendry
  • Chad
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  • Leonardo Gandini
  • Marius Gratte
  • Katie Fenn
  • Max von Preuschen
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  • Michael Wolfindale
  • Tom King
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Time 11:00am11:50am GMT

Date Thu 5th June 2014


Adobe Room (Roseberry), Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

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