Web Standards: What\'s in it for me? (A Designer\'s Perspective)

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Brief 20 minute timed discussion on Web Standards and what\'s in it for me. 5 key takeaways from a designer\'s perspective discussed and expanded upon.

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  • Web Standards: What\'s in it for me? (A Designer\'s Perspective)

    1. 1. WEB STANDARDS: WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? A Designer’s (Very Brief) Perspective* by: Craig Minch Beanie & Cover Art Idea borrowed from New Riders’ Designing with Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman http://www.zeldman.com/2009/10/25/toque-o-the-morning
    2. 2. PERSONAL DISCLAIMER •1999–2000 coding others’ designs •2001–2004 designing & coding •2005–present designing, directing
    3. 3. WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? 1. Typographic Control 2. Accessibility 3. Compatibility 4. Focus on the Content 5. Change
    4. 4. TYPOGRAPHIC CONTROL flickr image from williac Wrangle the Herd: Headlines, Subheads, Bylines, Taglines, Paragraphs, Body Copy, Captions, Lists, Menus, Data Tables, Buttons, Links, Call-to-actions, Call-outs, Disclaimers, Navigation, Highlights, Features all strewn about over hundreds if not thousands of pages. CSS helps you keep it all in check.
    5. 5. ACCESSIBILITY IIT McCormick Tribune Campus – flickr image from simonk Implementing access enhancements can deepen your understanding of “design.” -Jeffrey Zeldman
    6. 6. COMPATIBILITY Ferrari, Formula One – flickr image from RollingHillsStudio Collaborate and learn from others who share common goals.
    7. 7. FOCUS ON THE CONTENT flickr image from roboppy Nobody wants to polish a turd.
    8. 8. CHANGE TYPEKIT, IPAD, MOBILE DEVICES, HTML5, CSS3… Advancements in technology bring new challenges + opportunities. Are you ready?
    9. 9. THANK YOU. CRAIG MINCH VISUAL DESIGNER, MINCH DESIGN 440-930-7310 http://minchdesign.com http://twitter.com/craigminch

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