Front End Medley 2

Front-end coding often involves working with a variety of technologies, frameworks and languages to achieve your objectives. At our medley meetups we get a number of speakers to each do a 15-30 minute deep-dive into a particular subject.

This time we'll have two presenters. 

We'll have Tristan Bhagwandin talking about Prototypal Inheritance in JavaScript - covering the basics of prototypical inheritance and class/subclass creation. Many web developers and designers never touch this powerful and sometimes confusing part of JavaScript. Learn how it should be used and when it shouldn't. 

This is a great talk for those a little jQuery heavy who want to extend their understanding of one of the core features of JavaScript.

Also we'll hear from Zubin Tiku. He'll be covering (in his own words) "Weird ass unicode characters".

We all know that unicode characters can represent many languages' alphabets, numbers, punctuation and symbols. But it's more powerful than that - some characters can change the direction of text, others can help you control how words wrap, whilst there are even some that can… well, you'll just have to come and see. Designs and layouts that would usually require CSS, JavaScript or special HTML attributes can actually be achieved using a simple, single unicode character in your page.

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  • Zubin T.

    Here are links to the codepen's used for my presentation on Unicode characters:

    http://codepen.io/collection/sIcEg/

    2 · January 17, 2014

  • Jack G.

    Great meeting you guys tonight! By popular request, here are a few handy Unicode references to complement the second talk:
    http://shapecatcher.com - draw a symbol and it'll give you its best guesses of which unicode character you want. Great for quick lookups.
    http://www.decodeunicode.org/ - Full listing (slightly out of date, but actively updating). Organized by blocks, which is handy.
    http://plasticmind.com/labs/symbolassist/ and http://copypastecharacter.com - two similar-ish "click to copy" symbol pages. Not in-depth, but fun!

    If there were any others I mentioned that people wanted, let me know!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • David F.

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    January 16, 2014

  • Niamh

    Looking forward to tonight!

    January 16, 2014

  • David T.

    Hey everyone, I have to opt-out because an earlier meeting got pushed back. I hope someone fills my spot up.

    January 16, 2014

  • Denine G.

    I have a conflict and am no longer able to attend. I hope someone will be able to take my spot.

    January 16, 2014

    • Adam B.

      Thanks for letting us know Denine. Hope to see you next time.

      January 16, 2014

  • Ken W.

    Any idea what's on the agenda yet?

    January 12, 2014

    • Adam B.

      Hey Ken
      Apologies for the delay in getting this together. It's now updated - I hope you see something that interests you.

      January 14, 2014

  • George D.

    Oh yeah, count me in!

    December 30, 2013

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