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Working with jQuery

  • Jul 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Q

This month our topic is Working with jQuery:

 

Responsive Design and jQuery Mobile with Troy Miles

"Mobile First!", is the new cry of web designers worldwide. But how do you do it? Do you have to scrap all of your current web skills? Is it magic created by wizard-like designers which could never be understood by mere mortals? Believe it or not with the combination of jQuery Mobile and CSS3 Media Queries, you can easily create a site which looks good on phone, tablet, or desktop.

 

In this talk, Troy will show how to build a simple responsively designed web site using jQuery Mobile version 1.3.1. He will begin with a design for mobile, expand it to support tablet in both landscape and portrait modes, and finally show how to take advantage of the desktop's big screen. We will also discuss some of the pitfalls of responsive design and potential work-arounds for them.

 

All of the code and slides will be available after the talk.


About Troy Miles (@therockncoder)

A designer and developer of software since 1979, Troy began his career writing games in assembly and C. Since then he has written code in C++, C#, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript and even a smidgen of Python. Along the way, some of his titles have won awards, he became a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and in 2012, he won a developer challenge at a local Microsoft Windows Phone Unleashed event.

His passion since 2007 has been mobile and mobile web development. In 2011, he joined the mobile development team at Kelley Blue Book. His small team is responsible for the KBB.com application for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7 and the mobile versions of KBB.com. Troy also spends time talking to developer groups and maintaining his blog, The Rock n Coder. Find him on LinkedIn

 

Understanding this and Modifying Special Effects with Natalie MacLees

About Natalie MacLees

Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions. In 2012 she published jQuery for Designers with Packt Publishing. She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users' Group and together with Noel Saw she heads up the Southern California WordPress User’s Group, organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com.

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Parking and Location

Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I have tried reading Promises/A+ so many times. I would love to hear a full description with discussion.

    June 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Rhett,
      This article helped me get a basic understand of promises and their use - http://blog.parse.com...­

      July 18, 2013

    • David

      I work in the testing space. I'd be interested in learning more about promises as well. I've been doing research on how to hook into promises to install test hooks to signal back to test automation it's safe to continue after an ajax call is complete. (the idea is to save $ on automated testing API calls to cloud testing services)

      July 18, 2013

  • James R.

    Wonderful. The speakers were well prepared and gave excellent tutorials/demos. I particularly like the Socratic style questioning at the keyboard: what will this code change produce?

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very good

    July 18, 2013

  • Lawrence B.

    As always very informative

    July 17, 2013

  • Joe D.

    Will try to make it.

    July 14, 2013

    • James R.

      OK, we should sync up!

      July 17, 2013

  • dean c.

    Troy talks about minutae and how awesome he is for an hour and then squeeze in some coding.

    July 15, 2013

    • James R.

      Dean's comment is not my experience. At JQuery Mobile JumpStart he plowed through code examples at a rapid pace. HD was full of excellent tips. I can not imagine a better tech presenter.

      1 · July 17, 2013

    • Troy M.

      You are very kind. I look forward to meeting everyone tonight.

      July 17, 2013

  • Mot

    Looking forward to the talk and hanging out.

    July 17, 2013

  • Rusty "BadgeGuy" H.

    I'm new into web development and look forward to jumping into this field.

    July 17, 2013

  • Troy M.

    For those who like to get a sneak peak, the slides are on slideshare now: http://www.slideshare.net/rockncoder/responsive-design-24339494

    July 17, 2013

  • Curtis H.

    I have a conflict with a UX Strategy course at that time. Sorry.

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In the email you mentioned "as I continue the beginner series we've been having so far this year." This is what I'm looking for - a beginner series. How many have I missed!? :)

    Looking forward to the meetup.
    k

    July 14, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      The beginner series are standalone - you don't have to worry about having missed previous lessons.

      July 15, 2013

  • Sean V.

    :)

    July 13, 2013

  • Roberto

    Looking forward to it

    July 11, 2013

  • David T.

    what is the structure of these meetups typically?

    July 10, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      We usually start off with some general chitchat/networking while we wait for everyone to make it through traffic, then we have one or two speakers present, each followed by a group discussion/Q&A.

      July 10, 2013

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