What we're about

Dedicated to best practices, semantic markup, progressive enhancement & graceful degradation. Over the course of time and quite often we discuss HTML5, CSS, cross-browser support & testing, mobile, optimization techniques and much more.

From time-to-time we'll discuss Javascript related topics but in most cases we'll let the excellent Charlotte JS Meetup Group (http://www.charlottejs.org/) handle the glory that is Javascsript.

Upcoming events (2)

[Ballantyne] Scaling your team with GraphQL: why relationships matter

This week we will have a talk by Joel Bowen on GraphQL. Have you used GraphQL yet? If you haven't, you're likely to encounter it soon. If you have, you might have questions about how to scale your team and what best practices large and small companies are following. Should I write schemas (SDL) first? Or generate schemas from typed resolvers? What tooling is available to help me be more productive and spend less time writing boilerplate code? How can many teams with many apps across one company share one graph? How should I handle errors or file uploads? GraphQL Conf 2019 just wrapped up in Berlin where Joel was fortunate to hear and meet some of the most respected and experienced leaders on these and other subjects related to GraphQL. So, whether you're brand new to GraphQL or have an active project using GraphQL, he'd like to share some of what he has learned and help you decide the best way to integrate and scale GraphQL with your team.

[Uptown] Hack It Your Way: Make Websites Work For You

Summary: Despite their author's best intentions, sometimes a website or web app's design, aesthetic, or functionality are simply lacking. Maybe information could be presented in a more useful way for your workflow, or perhaps the layout is cluttered or wastes a lot of space. Maybe there's a simple bit of functionality that would make your life much easier, but there's no way the website's developers would ever create that just for you. Or maybe the app is great but the color scheme is simply hideous. Until now, you've just been quietly putting up with those annoyances and limitations. The good news is that, the web is very malleable, and you can change those sites and apps to suit your needs and tastes. Changing the websites you use daily to make them work the way you prefer is achievable in both static sites and complex web apps, and even in older browsers like IE11. In this talk I will show you useful strategies for modifying a website that you don't own, along with a number of working examples to spark your imagination. Bio: Ivan Jonas Gomes is a web developer at Bank of America. After graduation from UNC Chapel Hill he became self-taught and has held a number of positions at various startups and fintech enterprises around Charlotte. His professional interests include UX, developer quality of life, and bundt cakes. Schedule: * 6:30: Networking and food * 7:00: Talk begins

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[Uptown] React Native for Web Developers

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