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GGDMELB Goes To: August Be Responsive Meetup

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Here's another field trip to Be Responsive Meetup. Please register here:


Peter Wilson - CSS naming conventions
Design can benefit from a naming convention. Truly! Just as web development benefited greatly from design, design can learn a thing or two from development. This talk will take compare several naming conventions and the pros and cons of each. From here, we’ll look how these benefits can be applied from the beginning of a project and assist the design process. Peter (@pwcc) has been making websites since around 1995. A front-end developer with a love for CSS. Peter has worked on sites for some of the countries largest and smallest businesses. He currently works on enterprise grade contract management software.

Andrew Normand - Responsive Design for Users with Disabilities
The hamburger menu is one design element that has made the jump from mobile to desktop. How are users with disabilities responding to these new design patterns? This presentation will look at some of the challenges and opportunities presented by touch screen devices. It also looks at some of the gaps in WCAG 2.0 and how WAI-ARIA can help make mobile content more accessible. Andrew is the Web Accessibility Program Leader at the University of Melbourne. He employs students with hearing, vision, mobility and cognitive impairments to conduct user experience testing, provide training for IT staff and create a user driven environment for change.

Be Responsive team is still accepting suggestions for the next discussion topic. Do you have any unanswered question that has troubled you at work? Or do you have any thoughts that you want to share with us? Feel free to send those to the team by tweeting it to @beresponsiveio using hashtag #brmelb, and they will use that as a candidate for group discussion.

The easiest way is to go up the Southern Cross Station stairs (Pic 1), which is located at the corner of Bourke St & Spencer St. Once you are at the top, walk across the bridge towards Etihad Stadium and the first building on your right is the NAB building (Pic 2). When you've entered the building, take the escalator one level up to Level 3, and 'The Hall' will be on your right. Look for Be Responsive signs!