Responsive Web Design - Free seminar
"These days, mobiles and tablets are all the rage for accessing the web, therefore responsive web design has become really popular. Businesses understand the need for a decent tailored presence on mobile, therefore they all want a responsive site! As web designers and developers, we've all heard the term, and we've probably played with the basics of media queries, viewport, etc. But what does it really mean to create a responsive web site? What are the main pitfalls? Surely it's not that easy? This evening, we will impart some real world advice for those wanting to get into RWD." Chris Mills, Opera.
An evening of short talks. Location - Room G26 in the 'new' Businees School @ MMU - that shiny new glass building you can see from the Mancunian way!
Hashtag - #mmuRWD
- Garry Byrne - Freelance
Gary will be addressing questions such as:
The driver for RWD - why it exists? The commercial driver for RWD - why people are asking for it? The high level problems with RWD - why it's not perfect?
He will also look at dealing with the issue of incorrect client perception, the problems with standards and support and how it's only responsive on a basic level. And finally - Where responsive might be going - the evolution of 'responsive'
- Chris Mills - Opera
Responsive design - challenges in standardisation. What we have available in the W3C specs, what new things are coming up to meet new developer needs, what problems still exist?
- Chris Bush - Sigma
Accessibility and Responsive Design – designing and developing adaptive interfaces to support assistive technologies
Internet usage on mobile and other devices has increased exponentially over the last few years. As usage has grown so have user expectations to be able to access content quickly, easily and in the most suitable format possible. Responsive Web Design (RWD) is one approach that aims to satisfy these user expectations. Some of the techniques used in RWD however are in conflict with accessible design and special care needs to be taken. This talk will explore some of the ways we can design and develop adaptive interfaces to support assistive technologies and give a few tips on how to avoid some of the biggest pitfalls.
- Dan Donald - BBC
"Maybe we've been doing this 'web' thing all wrong? Did we impose fixed design on a flexible canvas? Part of getting on board with responsive web design is appreciating what the web is and taking with us the things we've learned from other mediums; to embrace flexibility. Some of the real world issues continue that theme from letting go of pixels to designing for capabilities of devices but also what is the impact on the way that we work?"
Geek Books for Students
Inspired by our friend, Andy Clarke (@malarkey), we will set up a "geek Books for Students' table on the day. If you have any web design/development books that you have finished and would like to donate please bring them with you. We will create a pile and let students pick up any titles they think might help in there learning.
On their behalf. Thank you. Richard Eskins.
When & Where
Digital Innovation Student Network
Manchester Metropolitan University's Digital Innovation Student Network aims to bring students from all areas of the university who are 'interested in digital' together through events and meet-ups. This might mean that designers, artists, coders, marketers and meeting and sharing their ideas, skills and practices.