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  1. The State of Front-End Dev

    Front-end development means HTML and CSS, right? Oh, and JavaScript. Yeah. Wait, what about all those JS frameworks—do they count? And where does design stop and front-end dev start? 

    Front-end dev is a diverse field that’s changing quickly, and we’ve been hearing lots of questions about what it all means. Don’t fear: our expert panelists will help you navigate the gray areas, understand the range of hybrid roles out there, and explore new technologies with confidence.

    After this event, you’ll be prepared to:

    • Discuss the changing face of front-end dev, and what that means for your work

    • Position yourself effectively with recruiters and hiring managers

    • Work successfully with a product team

    • Define a career path that works for your goals and interests


    Chris Coyier, Jina Bolton, Una Kravets, Rebecca Murphey, and Marco Rogers


    30 minutes of panelist conversation

    30 minutes of Q&A with viewers

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  2. Pattern Language: Responsive Style Guides

    Remember when websites were collections of static pages? Those days are long gone. We know we can’t just design fixed web pages anymore—so how can we manage efficient workflows while accounting for the intricate systems and infinite variability that are today’s responsive sites? Style guides to the rescue!

    Sort of. Style guides  gather the bits of reusable code and design patterns underlying a site and turn them into a shared vocabulary for designers, developers, and the people they work with to address an infinite number of real-world scenarios. But there is no “right way” to do style guides—different approaches work best for different teams and skillsets. 

    In this session, we’ll help you make sense of how this new tool can best fit into your workflow by discussing practical strategies for creating and maintaining style guides and pattern libraries, with a particular focus on responsive design:

    Whose responsibility are style guides, and when and how are they built?

    Who are style guides for?

    Should a style guide share a code base with the actual site/app?

    How can we build accessibility and device compatibility into reusable design patterns and components?

    How can designers learn to think in terms of components instead of an overarching design? 

    How can we best promote and maintain design patterns?

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  3. Designing for Performance: Can We Have it All?

    A List Apart: On Air — Conversations that bring our community together.

    Everyone wants sites that are responsive, beautiful, and fast. Can we have it all? Or do we need to make tradeoffs? And whose job is performance anyway? 

    We all have something to contribute to improved performance. This live session kicks off a Google Hangouts series that brings together designers and developers from in-house and agency teams to compare notes on…

    • Auditing an existing site’s performance
    • Setting performance budgets  
    • Prioritizing and making design decisions 
    • Getting clients and colleagues on board

    Format 30 minutes of panelist conversation 30 minutes of Q&A

    Featuring Lara Hogan, Scott Jehl, Yesenia Perez-Cruz, and Mat Marquis

    Sponsored by Pantheon.

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  4. Why Designers need to Craft Words Not Pixels

    In this interview, Jeffrey Zeldman Founder of Happy Cog, reveals the importance of crafting copy and using that as a way to create great user experiences.

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