For this meetup, we will be joined by 3 great speakers. They have done this talks before at 'Respond' by Web Directions in February this year, and this is a replay talk. For those of you who were not able to attend 'Respond', this is a great opportunity to listen and pick the brains of these great minds.
Adem Cifcioglu - What Responsive Web Design Can Learn From Accessibility Best Practice
Like responsive design, accessibility embraces flexibility. In this presentation Adem will discuss how adopting accessible and inclusive design practices can help produce more effective responsive designs.
Adem is a web accessibility specialist, web standards advocate and developer. He founded Recreate Web, a company providing accessible web design, development and accessibility consulting services, with the aim of helping to make the web accessible to all. To Adem, accessibility means providing universal, barrier-free and equal access to the web, and technology in general, for all users, regardless of ability, disability, browsing device or location.
Andrew Fisher - How Well Are You Delivering Your Experience?
The web has always had fragmentation, though not on the scale we're seeing now with new devices - and that's before we consider hybrid-touch laptops, microscreen smart watches, gesture interfaces or displays the size of a wall. Testing all the user permutations of your application is becoming almost impossible, so how do you go about working out whether you're delivering a good experience or not?
In this session, we'll look at the use of responsive design oriented analytics coupled with a few statistical methods that will help determine how well you're delivering your experiences and highlighting the areas you need to focus on next in order to maintain a decent level of coverage.
Andrew Fisher plays at the intersection of the web, mobile tech, ubicomp and data.He does some real work too and has been involved with organisations globally since the dawn of the web creating digital solutions for brands including Nintendo, peoplesound, Sony, Cotton On, the Melbourne Cup and Optus. Andrew is the CTO for JBA, a data agency in Melbourne, Australia.
John Allsopp - Well, How Did We Get Here?
Many of us were not working on the Web when the ideas that underpin Responsive Web Design were born. John was. Indeed, his article from the year 2000, "A Dao of Web Design", a quote from which Ethan Marcotte begins his rightly famous article outlining (and naming) RWD called for designers to see the Web as new, more fluid medium, free from many of the constraints of the print world. In this presentation John looks back at the Web of the late 1990s, and asks what can we learn from those days, today.
With a background in computer science and mathematics, and a great deal of good fortune, John Allsopp’s life collided with the web in the early 1990s.
For nearly 20 years he has developed software for web developers, built web sites and applications, written books like Developing with Web Standards and the first ever book on Microformats, and written countless articles and tutorials for print and online publications.
In 2000, he wrote “A Dao of Web Design”, which over a decade later continues to be widely cited as the theoretical foundation for Responsive Web Design.
If we have time, we will continue with group discussion. Feel free to submit questions or discussion topic. You can do it either through twitter or leave a message here.