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  1. 1. WEBFUSIONat web directions @media conference
  2. 2. AGENDAwhat we gonna talk about?• Glenn & Onkar’s Daily Diary A break down of each days seminars and the lecturers that presented them.• Webfusion @ Webdirections Photo gallery of Webfusion at the Web Directions conference.• Summary & closing comments The conclusion to the event we attended, the good & bad points and where we can take what we learned and apply them to our current work practices.
  3. 3. DIARYday to day events
  4. 4. ar’s Dai ly DiaryGlenn and Onk ctions Co nference Web Dire 6t h May - 27t h May 2011 2
  5. 5. Day 1Mastering CSS3 gradientswith Lea VerouVery experienced front-end engineer from Greece What was discussed? • How using CSS can benefit page load times • CSS Gradients can cut the time taken to make web changes, i.e buttons or CTAs • Linear and radial gradients • Using more than 2 colours to create your perfect gradient
  6. 6. Day 1Server-side Javascriptwith Douglas Crockfordself pro-claimed ‘father’ of Javascript What was discussed? • How JavaScript has evolved, and is now in a better state then it ever was • How IE 10 will fix many issues and current drawbacks • JavaScript node will replace PHP as it will be able to run on the server side • Talked about creating test scripts and leaving enough time for Testing
  7. 7. Day 16 rules for designing amazing mobile appswith Brian FlingA leading designer in the mobile industry What was discussed? • The history of mobile design • A history lesson about the Greeks and Romans • Designing with interaction in mind • Where mobile design is going in the future
  8. 8. Day 1Tools for jQuery application architecturewith Addy OsmaniWeb developer, designer and author What was discussed? • How important it is to have enough time to develop • How essential it is to leave ample time to test using different scenarios, such as browser versions, operating systems, devices etc
  9. 9. Day 1Visualising datawith Brian SudaA superb informatician from Reykjavík What was discussed? • Better ways to display data • Using the Actor and Stage concept • Why 3D is misleading when displaying data • The importance of colour in displaying data • Simple is best
  10. 10. Day 1Native multimedia with HTML5with Bruce LawsonWorked on web standards for Opera What was discussed? • HTML 5 multimedia, future of embedding video • HTML 5 cheats for cross browser compatibility • Simple multimedia controls created Javascript • Compared and talked about different browsers - all developers facing the same browser issues • Web videos standards - webM going to be the new standard encoding video to the web becuase of its total cross browser compatibility
  11. 11. Day 1What people want from mobile contentwith Relly Annett-BakerAn outgoing content strategist and content writer What was discussed? • The importance of strategy when writing copy • The unity and partnership between designers, copywritters and developers. • The more specific the copy, the more the copy will sell... Create with intent • The power of the written word
  12. 12. Day 2Sustaining passionate userswith Stephen P AndersonEx-English teacher turned user experience professional. What was discussed? • Getting to first base with users - Trust and Psychological foreplay. • Getting new users and existing customers to fall in love with you... and getting them to stay in love with you • Make things interesting and exciting to keep the customer focused • The application of ‘Games’ to websites to keep the customer entertained and hungry for more
  13. 13. Day 2HTML5 offline for fun and performancewith Michael MahemoffChrome developer advocate for Google What was discussed? • Application cache, to make an ap run while it is offline • Client-side web storage
  14. 14. Day 2Designing without the browserwith Hannah DonovanA Canadian interaction designer living in London What was discussed? • The detail and love for a project can be shown in its explanation and wireframes. • The absolute MUST for sketching and concept working • The importance of leaving some holes in your concepts for people imagination
  15. 15. Day 2Rockstar graphics with HTML5with Dave BalmerSenior Software Engineer with Palm Developer Relations What was discussed? • High-performance and animation using HTML 5, Javascript, CSS3 and Canvas • Canvas was first introduced by Apple, as Dashboard, supporting widgets
  16. 16. Day 2Designing - The first 15 minuteswith Daniel BurkaUser interface professional based in San Francisco What was discussed? • The importance of getting customers excited and interested. Find you ‘Ah-Ha!‘ moment. • Introduce the experience in phases... Hold the customers/end users hand all the way through their adventure • The effectiveness of using pop-ups to engage the customer/end user.
  17. 17. Day 2Performance of CSS3 and HTML5with Nicole SullivanProduces articles and youtube videos on CSS, Javascript and HTML What was discussed? • Selectors • Transparency • Double Trouble • Rounded corners • Gradient
  18. 18. Day 2CSS3 Animations and Transitionswith Stephanie (Sullivan) RewisFront end developer and founder of W3Conversion What was discussed? • Browser compatability - What works where? • Simple effects made using just CSS3 • Creative usability enhancements including CSS and mobile javascript
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  29. 29. SUMMARY& closing comments
  30. 30. SUMMARY& closing comments • The Competition - What did the competition have at the event that we didn’t?
  31. 31. SUMMARY& closing comments • The Event - Was the event what we expected? - Was the event informative and useful? - Can we bring what we learned to our current workflow?
  32. 32. SUMMARY& closing comments • The Future - From what we learned, what can we apply to our current working practices? - How do we better ourselves and (more importantly) the competition at our next event?
  33. 33. THANKSfor listening. any questions?