A type of animation (#lwsanifont)
General release tickets are available from this page on Wednesday, 15 October 1pm.
Please note that this month's event has a NEW VENUE.
Due to events out of our control we had to change venue last minute and The Guardian Media Group has kindly offered to host us.
The Guardian Media Group
90 York Way
Nearest tube station: King's Cross
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:30pm
"Architectural Aspects within HTML5 [Semantic]" by Michael R Lorek
Webpages have two faces, one serving humans and one serving machines. Delivering to both within one single well-formed document requires structured content, that is architectural based on content strategy, information architecture and semantic principles. We started using HTML5 markup as our toolkit to create such documents, but how do we approach it, and is it sufficient or even extendable for our purpose of delivering an engaging reading experience to the user, and also providing necessary information for optimised search engine results? And how about search engine optimisation as an integral part? In this presentation we will have a closer look into the balancing act on achieving our goals.
About Michael, @m_lorek
With an over 30 year background in engineering, design and information technologies, Michael R. Lorek became passionate over the last couple of decades for outstanding craftsmanship in digital design. The appearance of the internet enabled him taking paper based technical documentation into a digital world of structured data and online documents. Beside lecturing information technologies in further education, Michael worked mainly over the last 14 years conceptual as an independent consultant and online designer for various clients by managing their projects throughout the development stages. In spring 2012 Michael incorporated Online Design Ltd, an agency developing online strategies and user experience for SMEs.
"More than just a pretty (type)face: using typography to enhance your content on the web" by Clare Evans
While it's not necessary to be able to pick out a Baskerville glyph from a sea of serifs, an understanding of typography for the web is important - particularly in digital publishing.
As well as creating a positive first impression and representing the brand, good typography and layout can improve readability and comprehension. Generally, the design will specify what's required, but as developers we need to know what's possible and practical to implement.
Webfonts are everywhere, but there's much more in CSS that we can use and even more on the spec horizon. We'll take a look at the functionality that is available and how the tools we have on the web compare with those traditionally used in print.
About Clare, @Clare_Lisbeth
Clare has been working in digital publishing for three years, on magazine apps such as Stylist, New Scientist, Porter, Intelligent Life supplement, ASOS Magazine and more. Her role involves front-end development and template creation as well as helping print designers understand the process and figure out what they want to achieve - and how to do it.
She has spoken at various meet-ups about different aspects of digital publishing, including continuous publishing, front-end workflows and more recently typography for the web.
When & Where
London Web Standards
London Web Standards brings together web professionals who are working for a better web. Our monthly meetups provide them with an opportunity to teach, inspire, learn, network and debate.
Come along, drink some beer (or your beverage of choice) and exchange ideas with other web developers, designers and professionals who are as passionate about the web as you are.
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