January 6, 2015 — Yana Petrova talks about depression in IT, a problem that seems to be widespread in the industry and still something that people prefer not to talk about. How depression can be recognised, how to find the actual reasons for it and why nobody should be afraid or ashamed to ask for help are some of the main points in her talk. She believes that speaking freely (and also listening) about depression and mental health is an important step for making the environment around us better.
November 18, 2014 — Fast, simple, SMART. Mobile devices have forever changed the way we interact with content. Now we have to consider many things such as HiDPI graphics, responsive design, speed, UI/UX patterns, touch target sizes, gestures, and more. All while not losing track of what’s important: Content. This presentation discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and learn implementation techniques of smart design.
January 22, 2015 — This talk discusses the lizard brain and how it’s secrets influences our actions and thought. It then covers the framework for emotional reactions and how you can use design to elicit positive reactions to visual stimuli.
January 23, 2015 — When first getting started with customizing the design and layout of a WordPress site there is a lot you need to know. This presentation covers all the important components of WordPress themes and describes how they work and what you need to know. In addition, examples are given of theme customization requests and the numerous options for fulfilling those requests with best practices being considered.
June 11, 2014 — Foundation is an advanced framework that allows developers to quickly build future-friendly websites. Foundation CSS performs the heavy lifting so that you can concentrate on the creative. Steve will show you how he uses Foundation to focus on mobile-first design and why Foundation is the perfect companion to Underscores.
January 19, 2015 — Learn tips for your own business from a showcase of VIPs who build and scale large, high-traffic WordPress websites.
January 20, 2015 — In this session, I share some easy methods that you can start doing with your projects today to improve overall client satisfaction and try and eliminate that dreaded list of things that just ‘aren’t quite right’ on a project you thought was done.
January 12, 2015 — Learn about common web accessibility problems and be introduced to the WCAG 2.0 Sufficient and Advisory Techniques for resolving these problems. Learn to identify common web accessibility problems and develop an understanding of the authoritative code solutions published by the W3C for these problems and be familiar with the How To Meet WCAG 2.0 resources.