Come check out the cool digs @Cowork Btown (http://www.coworkbtown.com/) and let's talk about design. Please bring a few awesomely designed websites or design resources that you would like to share with the group. Let's talk about those and find out what principles are behind these designs.
Why is design so important? (http://www.aiga.org/why-design/)
I used to spend more time on design. On the first project that I created, I was so proud of my images that I had found, the cool colors I had chosen, and the trippy backgrounds that changed on each page. Now, I spend less time on design and more time organizing content, structuring it, making sure it's optimized, etc... Is this more important than design? What do you think? Of course, conventions change over time and what is considered cool from before (http://www.wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/) isn't necessarily on the same page as what is cool today (http://bradfrostweb.com/blog/post/atomic-web-design/). Let's discuss the evolution of design.
There are many things to know before designing for the web (http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/10-things-to-know-before-designing-for-the-web). Let's talk about these and share resources for others and lessons learned over time.
Thank you to Cowork Btown for offering to host the event at their space. I had a chance to go over there the other day and it's an awesome space!
Please RSVP if you are coming. Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group.