Advanced Web Development Techniques for UX Designers
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As a UX designer, you’ll benefit when you create designs that work for a variety of audiences and devices.
When you craft front-end code using responsive web design, frameworks, or emerging CSS techniques, you become a stronger contributor to your team. With these tools and techniques, you can:
- Ensure your ideas are feasible to build based on your deeper understanding of how code works.
- Communicate more effectively with your developers.
- Design for audiences that use an array of browsers, devices, and assistive technologies.
- Develop prototypes that work in the browser, showing how your design works, and reducing inevitable translation errors when developers render the prototypes.
- Develop prototypes by hand when prototyping tools are either not available or not suited for the design problem.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to craft front-end code that works for many users and devices.
What You’ll Learn
- Create designs that render on multiple devices with responsive web design, including fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries.
- Master multiple approaches for developing high-fidelity prototypes, including frameworks that eliminate hand-coding.
- Create column-based layouts more efficiently with emerging CSS tools like and Flexbox, rather than using floats and other traditional CSS techniques alone.
You’ll need to already know basic HTML and CSS to follow along with the examples and learn the techniques in this workshop.
Presented by Aaron Gustafson
Even if you’ve already read his game-changing book, Adaptive Web Design, you’ll still learn more than you thought possible in a single workshop.
Aaron is an authority on building cross platform experiences. Plus, he’s a natural instructor who focuses on practical techniques you can start using now.
As a web standards & accessibility advocate for Microsoft and Editor-in-Chief of A List Apart, Aaron works passionately and tirelessly to advance web standards across our industry. He also runs the web consultancy Easy Designs, has authored a slew of articles for A List Apart, Net Magazine, and Smashing Magazine, and frequently mentors teams at organizations such as Box, StubHub, and Walgreens.