Responsive Web Design Smörgåsbord:
Bootstrap, Responsible Image Scaling and Retina Images
This will be a multi-topic evening with three presenters.
All topics relate to Responsive Web Design.
The Bootstrap framework incorporates Responsive Web Design techniques out of the box.
Matt Kunze of DataSplice.com will give us an overview and demo of the Bootstrap framework. In the process he'll answer questions like "When would one use Bootstrap?" "What advantages does it provide?" "What limitations does it have"? We can also discuss some of the design issues you'll need to consider if you are designing a website that will be implemented using Bootstrap.
2) Responsible Image Scaling in Websites
Ron Zasadzinski of CodeGeek.net will us how to create a website that provides a great image experience for both your mobile and desktop browser visitors. A major challenge in today's multi-device environment is serving appropriate images to appropriate visitors. You'd like to respect the bandwidth and performance issues of your mobile device users while serving high resolution images for your desktop browser users. Ron will demonstrate one technique that lets you specify different images for display on a web page depending on specific media queries. A key result of this technique is that mobile devices will only download the mobile-optimized image you specify and not all the images available, a problem other techniques have.
3) Retina Images
Kevin Udy of NerdyMind.com will discuss the technique they've been using to load higher resolution images for use on higher pixel-density screens. Kevin will discuss how to avoid forcing a larger file size download for screens that cannot utilize the larger images, and he'll provide CSS code examples for using HDPI/Retina sprites and regular images.
Responsive Web Design techniques are now the de-facto standard for how websites are created. This is a great opportunity to see some real-world work and solutions to important RWD problems.
We'll have great information, discussion, beer and appetizers...
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Meetup starts at 6pm sharp, appetizers available starting 5:45pm.