Workshop Day: Saturday October 26th
New for 2013! Two half-day workshops held at Left Field. Workshop tickets are sold separately for maximum schedule flexibility.
Extensible Working Processes in Responsive Design
Like the universe itself, the Internet is constantly expanding, and the devices we use to access it are multiplying by the day. It should be clear by now that our attempts to match the pace of new Internet-enabled devices is a losing battle.
Responsive design has given us a sane path in an insane world, but keeping our footing in an ever-changing landscape requires us to embrace flux. We must plan flexible, modular solutions; with both our code and designs.
In this workshop Matt Griffin and Patrick Fulton (both of Bearded) will present a new mental model for approaching design problems on the multi-device web, as well as practical applications for our designs and code. We'll look at some of the approaches we use at Bearded to help solve these problems, and delve into the inner workings of incorporating Sass, Compass, and Breakpoint into your workflow so you can:
- Jump-start every project with a reusable starter kit
- Be kind to your future self with more organized, maintainable code
- Modularize your code to make it more friendly to future expansion
- Come up with a design process and deliverables that allow for flexibility
As responsive web design continues to evolve, we’re confronted with difficult problems about how to create adaptive interfaces that look and function beautifully across many screen sizes and environments. How do we handle navigation that’s four levels deep? How do we deal with large data tables? How well do modules like lightboxes, tabs, embeddable maps and more translate to various contexts?
This workshop will take a detailed look at the pros, cons and considerations of many emerging responsive patterns, and will explain how to incorporate them meaningfully in your projects. You'll come away with plenty to think about and plenty to implement when you get back to work.