New Adventures workshops
Wednesday 18th January, 2012, 9am - 1.30pm. The Albert Hall, Nottingham.
Tea, coffee, and bacon and egg baps provided from 8.30-9am. Tea, coffee and pastries served during mid-morning break. Lunch is not provided
Three incredible half-day workshops of pure knowledge-bombs from the super-minds of Trent Walton, Ben Bodien, and The Standardistas. Places are limited, so act fast to guarantee your place.
Note that a workshop ticket does NOT include access to the main conference event. For a conference ticket, go here http://naconf.eventbrite.com/
CONTROLLING WEB TYPOGRAPHY
From the practical to the progressive, we’ll be taking a look at everything you can do with type on the web. Starting with a basic web font implementation, we’ll then dive into applying basic typographic principals as well as using CSS to target & visually enhance web type. And to be sure no stone is left unturned, we’ll also be implementing the Lettering.js and FitText jQuery plugins to gain to-the-letter control responsively. Bring your computer and be ready to dive into your HTML & CSS happy place!
Scientists project that by 2014, even household pets will be building their own websites (or at least blog themes)*. However, as the web evolves and clients and visitors demand more from the sites and apps we build, it becomes increasingly vital to ensure that we are crafting, not just assembling the web’s interfaces.
This workshop will teach practical techniques for crafting front-end code designed to be robust but flexible and maintainable (even by someone’s pet). Topics include defining a build and markup plan, tricks and tools for writing flexible, clean CSS, and proven methods for implementing responsive web designs from the ground-up, for both content and functionality.
PAPER IS YOUR FRIEND
Great designers have one thing in common: their design process is centered on ideas; ideas that are more often than not developed on paper.
This workshop, delivered in the tried and tested Standardistas' style®, explores the importance of paper prototyping as a critical, though often overlooked, stage in the design process. We explore a number of questions, including: How do you get ideas in the first place? How do you capture these ideas and turn them into real, tangible design prototypes? (and) How do you create original designs that that aren't mere carbon-copies of the most recent (1% noise) design trends.
Using nothing more than pen and paper the Standardistas will show you how to revolutionise your design process that saves time, money and heartache.