Refresh Tour: Keep The Mobile Web Quick & Better Design with Reusable HTML & CSS

Speed by Design – Keep The Mobile Web Quick

As attention spans are heading towards zero and more and more of the population is constantly on-the-go, optimizing your mobile websites to load quickly and efficiently can make an enormous difference in visitor engagement, and most importantly, your bottom-line. Designing for performance should be a top-priority in keeping your visitors happy and allowing them do what they need to do quickly.

You’ll learn a few techniques on how to keep your mobile websites lean and loading quickly, how page speed is actually a component of good UX, how to test and benchmark under various network conditions, and how slow loading times can turn away visitors and potential paying customers.

About Jon

Jon Buda is web developer who loves to design, or a designer who loves to code – depending on the day. He enjoys solving problems holistically, thinking about back-end, front-end, and design all as equally important parts in crafting great experiences. He helps to organize Refresh Chicago and is currently working with Table XI.

Optimizing User Adoption for fun & profit - Small data is the new big data

What if your start-up or web product doesn't have enough data to do the things that the big companies are doing? Brad will review the disciplines of data science and give tips on how to use them whether your data is big or small.

About Brad Wilkening

Brad is a developer, strategist, & co-founder of Chicago's most awesome Development Shop; DevMynd Software. He spends his days providing practical strategies for start-ups as well as helping the enterprise create project wide alignment. He is also organizer for several developer events in Chicago, and loves writing in the third person.


We suggest parking in the Compuware parking structure, located on Farmer and Monroe streets. Parking is $5 and is a short 5 minute walk to The Qube (see map below). The address for the Compuware building is 1 Campus Martius Detroit, MI 48226



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  • cliff n.

    Great meetup! Jon had some great optimizing tips and Brad brought the funny with some pretty useful analytics tools I plan on using.

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • cliff n.

    Just about 6:30 and not a soul in sight. Floor 7 near super breakout

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Nancy B.

    I really wanted to go to this --but I've been laid up with a cold-like thing all week and am just not well enough to be able to make it. It's such an important subject! Is anyone going to upload some of the key ideas or put links on the pge for those who can't be there? I hope so!
    Thanks for doing this.

    July 25, 2013

  • Nick D.

    When you get to the Qube tomorrow please come in this entrance: There is a front desk there, tell them you are here for Refresh Detroit and someone will escort you up the elevator to the space we are in.

    July 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I work in the Qube, so can you just let me know which floor and what room? Thanks. ^__^

      July 24, 2013

    • Nick D.

      We'll be in the Super Breakout room on the 7th floor :)

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I double booked tonight! Hope to attend the next one.

    July 24, 2013

  • Eric M.

    Sorry, I can't make it now. Have to travel out of state fro a funeral.

    July 24, 2013

  • Christopher M.

    Mobile is good stuff!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Which floor in the Qube? Thanks.

    July 22, 2013

  • Fred S.


    July 21, 2013

  • Peter

    Where is the best place to park?

    1 · June 8, 2013

    • Deborah E.

      Thanks, Nick!

      June 8, 2013

    • Peter

      Sounds great! thank you

      June 9, 2013

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