JavaScript and Web Development

Front End Design Conference – Erica Walker – Intersecting worlds of web and education: A foray into the Digital Frontier

12 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

https://twitter.com/ebwalker101 Most developers are “community” trained Strengths of Formal Education Dedicated time for class instructor creates curriculum face-to-face interaction accountability degree or certificate Strengths of Informal Education Self-paced Self-directed based on interests Available 24/7 Unlimited resource materials Low cost Weaknesses of Formal Must learn when class is scheduled No say in curriculum Can’t access resources any […]

Front End Design Conference – Noah Stokes – Boxes and Grids, Oh My.

11 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

https://twitter.com/motherfuton Best CV ever: http://noahstokes.com/ The web was losing it’s soul to #rwd Palm is where innovation goes to die “The soul is the intangible details of a design” Why do our sites lack soul?? Why have today’s designers stopped dreaming? - http://www.creativebloq.com/computer-arts/stopped-dreaming-41411268 “laziness amongst designers has never been more rife” – Elliot Jay Stocks Avoiding #RWD […]

Front End Design Conference – Kevin Mandeville – How to Build Kickass Emails

11 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

https://twitter.com/KEVINgotbounce Slides:  http://litmus.com/lp/frontendconf Email “browser” wars are crazy Litmus tracked 550 MILLION email opens in June 2014 Apple 45%  - MS 21% – Google 19% 43% is mobile and 25 Desktop – 32 Webmail Email design is not web design Use <table> not <div> or GTFO (Get to fixing outlook) Every piece of content needs […]

Front End Design Conference – Elyse Holladay – I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

11 July 2014 - Uncategorized - James Brown - 1 Comment

https://twitter.com/elyseholladay http://elyseholladay.github.io/tigers/ “The tigers don’t matter – There will always be tigers – Focus on the strawberries” Learning something new is incredibly difficult You know a lot of stuff you don’t know We are all bad programmers.  Even good programmers don’t think they are good. We are drowning in information, but this is normal. No […]

Front End Design Conference – Andi Graham – The Right Tool for the Job: Designing in the Browser for Agencies

11 July 2014 - Conference, Uncategorized - James Brown - 1 Comment

https://twitter.com/andigrahambsd “Style tiles” are a nice way to convey design to a client A Dao of Web Design - http://alistapart.com/article/dao She loves designing in the browser Benefits of designing in the browser Eliminates redundant redundancy Keeps designs consistent vs using PSDs Allows the client to actually interact with the page and see how things behave Allows the […]

Front End Design Conference – Drew Barontini – Thinking Modular CSS

11 July 2014 - Uncategorized - James Brown - 1 Comment

https://twitter.com/drewbarontini Slides:  http://talks.drewb.io/tmcss-score/ “Front-end development is a thing”  tl;dr Smaller parts Independently created Used in different systems Breaking your CSS down into smaller chunks will ultimately make it more maintainable Single responsibility principle Each class/module should have a single responsibility Use a comment block to explain the responsibility Stick to using classes.  Avoid using IDs. […]

Front End Design Conference – Rachel Smith – Animating the web in a post-Flash world

11 July 2014 - Conference, Uncategorized - James Brown - 1 Comment

Common methods for animating on the Web CSS Transitions and animations Canvas SVG WebGL Animating with CSS Pros Performance No need for JS Cons Little control Excellent for loaders UI Image manipulation Canvas Pros “painting” to single element bitmap manipulation Cons Not crawlable stateless, need JS to control/track movement, hit areas etc Excellent for Games […]

Front End Design Conference 2014 Notes

11 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 2 Comments

2014 Front-End Design Conference from Javier Fick on Vimeo. Below are links to my notes from the Front End Design Conference 2014 on July 11, 2014: Day 1 – Friday: Daniel Ryan – Human First Web Design Rachel Smith – Animating the web in a post-Flash world Drew Barontini – Thinking Modular CSS Andi Graham […]

Front End Design Conference – Daniel Ryan – Human First Web Design

11 July 2014 - Conference - James Brown - 1 Comment

Developer for the Obama Campaign Design != Aesthetics Frictionless is better than funnelled They used 1/2 billion custom Google Analytics events Over 1,000 A/B tests “Let’s try it because we try everything” Don’t just test, optimize “Humans are most important than business goals” http://omgforsocialjustice.com/ “Being where users are is better than trying to get them […]

Expect New Posts Soon

17 June 2014 - JavaScript - James Brown - No Comments

I am preparing a large number of upcoming JavaScript posts in the near future. Look for good things soon….