With the focus on 'mobile first' for online content, knowledge of 'responsive web design' is critical to enable the development of sites that provide an optimal viewing experience, including easy reading and navigation with a minimum of re-sizing, panning, and scrolling - across a wide range of devices (mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, etc.).
Join us at Mobile Monday Detroit when Michigan experts will discuss the pros/cons of using Responsive Web Design as well as comparing it with traditional web design.
The meeting is FREE to attend, though reservations are required for security and catering purposes. Free parking is available in the Compuware deck directly behind Compuware headquarters as long as your parking ticket is validated at event sign-in. Refreshments will be served.
Please note: NO-SHOWS cost money due to the fact that refreshments are provided. If your plans change and you will be unable to attend, please make certain to change your registration status accordingly on the Meetup site ASAP.
Mobile Monday Detroit is sponsored by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, Mobile Monday Michigan, and Compuware.
Jason Withrow, CEO, Usable Development LLC; Web Design & Developoment Faculty, Washtenaw Community College
Anthony Asaro, Sr. Web Developer, United Healthcare
Eric Thomas, Chief Creative Officer, Victory Mobile LLC
Sam Chappidi, Technical Lead, Lochbridge
Jason Withrow has over 15 years of experience as a web developer, information architect, interface designer, and business analyst. He has worked on more than 50 websites and web applications, handling tasks ranging from user experience design to front-end development and back-end programming. He has also taught web design and user experience for over a decade at Washtenaw Community College and has taught for the UM School of Information Master's program. When it comes to mobile and responsive design he is deeply involved in interface design as well as implementation.
Anthony Asaro is a creative-at-heart who works as a Senior Web Developer at United Healthcare. His work focuses on maintaining integrity of CSS and HTML alongside various front-end technologies. When not focused on his development work you can usually find him with his family, reading a good leadership book, or trying something new for the first time.
With nearly 15 years of experience he has cultivated a love of web standards and an in-depth knowledge of strategy and architecture, interface design, and numerous languages under the training of responsive design principals. He has successfully implemented responsive design solutions in his development practice for such clients as: Walgreens, Procter & Gamble, SaveOn, Redken, and Aveda.
Eric Thomas is the Chief Creative Officer of Victory Mobile LLC. He oversees all brand development, client collateral, design work, and image consulting for the firm. He owns and operates Mystic Essence LLC, a boutique-branding firm based out of Detroit, MI. His firm has worked with Pepsi, Buick, Black Enterprise, UAW-Ford, and many other Detroit-based companies. He attended Henry Ford Community College studying graphic design.
Sam Chappidi is a technology enthusiast with a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He has 15 years of IT experience including technologies ranging from Network Embedded Systems Firmware to Application Software. Sam has worked with Microsoft .NET since its first beta. He has worked as an independent consultant for many years architecting solutions based on .NET. Sam has been with Lochbridge (formerly Compuware Professional Services) for over 7 years, and is currently working as a Technical Lead and learning about mobile technology.