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Why (and How) to Rapidly Prototype for Multiple Devices

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7:00 - 7:15 Light Dinner (Thanks Google)

7:15 - 8:45 Talk

The online world is changing, and new devices are becoming both more important and more varied. Building prototypes for web sites and web apps is getting harder, and the need to have a working prototype to use and get feedback on is more critical than ever. In this talk we'll show you how to use Foundation, a new CSS/HTML/JS framework, to quickly prototype sites and web apps that work on any kind of device, at any resolutions, with a variety of capabilities and constraints. We'll look at creating complex layouts in minutes that let you easily try out different experiences and different JS interactions. The key to success in the new online world is rapid prototyping and iteration, so come hear about a slick new way to get things done.

Matt Kelly is the Lead Software Engineer at ZURB ( When he's not working on one of ZURB's awesome products (Notable (, Verify ( he's bundling up functionality from those apps into jQuery plugins. He has a deep love for Rails, jQuery, and anything else that add joy to coding web apps. When he's not coding he's building 3D cameras out of iPods or soldering toy guitars.

Jonathan Smiley is a Design Lead at ZURB and lead decision maker for ZURB's suite of products. Over the last 2+ years he has worked with dozens of clients on everything from business strategy to interaction design to nuts and bolts implementation.