Google I/O 2014 recap for web developers


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The Google IO 2014 conference was held on 25th and 26th June.

This year there was quite a lot on offer for web developers. In this deck I collect some videos you that cover research findings on mobile web usability, google’s new unified design philosophy (Material design), a library called Polymer to help make developing web components easier and last but not least why you should be using HTTPS everywhere.

We take a look at:
Design principles for a modern web.
Material design; Google’s new visual language used across all new products going forward.
Why Google thinks web components are the future of the web

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Google I/O 2014 recap for web developers

  1. A recap for web developers Google I/O 2014
  2. Web Fundamentals: Best practices for modern web development.
  3. Google ran a usability study spanning 100 sites and held 119 in-person, one-hour usability sessions with Android and iOS smartphone users.
  4. This resulted in 22 Principles in 5 categories
  5. Home and navigation
  6. Site search
  7. Form entry
  8. Commerce and conversions
  9. Site wide considerations
  10. Material Design: A visual language for the modern web.
  11. Material design is Google’s new visual language used across all new products going forward.
  12. The principles of material design can be summarised as
  13. Material is the metaphor
  14. The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space in relation to each other.
  15. Bold, graphic, intentional
  16. Deliberate color choices, edge-to-edge imagery, large-scale typography, and intentional white space create a bold and graphic interface that immerses the user in the experience.
  17. Motion provides meaning
  18. Motion is meaningful and appropriate, serving to focus attention and maintain continuity. Feedback is subtle yet clear. Transitions are efficient yet coherent
  19. Material Design Principles
  20. Applied Material Design How to apply material design to your app
  21. Polymer: A web components library
  22. Web Components a game changer
  23. Web components are a new W3C draft spec that allows developers to develop custom tags and describe how they should act and render in the browser.
  24. Polymer and the Web Components revolution
  25. The polymer project is a library developed by google to make developing web components easier
  26. HTTPS Everywhere: Why we should be using HTTPS for everything
  27. To learn more click the link below