• Secrets to Designing Hi‑Res Web Graphics: Exploring Modern Workflows

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    It's been a while since our last meeting, but we're thrilled to announce a new venue sponsor (Noble Desktop (http://www.nobledesktop.com/)!) and an excellent presentation you won't want to miss. If you design web graphics, this presentation will be invaluable for reasons you may not even realize until you attend. You’ll learn industry-leading tips and tricks many designers are not even aware of! For today’s modern web, designers must create graphics for low and hi‑resolution (1x and 2x) screens. That creates complex issues we want to clarify for you. We’ll show you the best ways to create these graphics quickly and efficiently in the top design apps: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch. Here are some of the topics you’ll learn about: • Understanding 1x versus 2x (low and hi‑res) graphics: How they work and how to most efficiently create them. • Files exported from apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch are larger than they need to be! Learn how to further reduce the size of graphics by as much as 85% with no loss of quality. • A simple secret lets you dramatically shrink the file size of hi‑res photos. • How to preview your designs (in real time) on a smartphone or tablet as you design. • Real-world, practical recommendations on what pixel size and resolution you should design at (for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch). • Designing at 1x or 2x affects how developers will turn your designs into code. So you’ll learn important issues that can arise, and how to speak to developers about them. Light refreshments will be served. Speaker: Dan Rodney is the Senior Tech Guru and an Instructor at Noble Desktop, where he's been teaching and developing course material since 1999. Dan has not only trained thousands of students, but has written two publishing industry–standard InDesign scripts: Proper Fraction Pro and Make Book Jacket. Learn more about Dan at http://www.danrodney.com

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  • December NYC Web Design Meetup

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    Design Review/Critique of LaundryPuppy.com LaundryPuppy (http://laundrypuppy.com/) ("Your laundry, fetched") is like Seamless, for Dry Cleaning and Wash&Fold. At the touch of a button, users can have the delivery person from the neighborhood cleaner at their door in minutes to grab their stuff. But at its core, the brand is "play and adventure" -- because in making Laundry quick, painless, and oddly wonderful, we believe we can help busy people in cities find more time for the things they actually enjoy. LaundryPuppy (http://laundrypuppy.com/) will be launching in the East Village/Stuytown this week, so check it out and be prepared for an engaging and constructive critique of its web design. We're excited to announce the panel: Kennedy Thorwarth Director of Client Strategy and Engagement Carbone Smolan Agency (http://www.carbonesmolan.com/) Area of expertise: Digital marketing and strategy Mike Kelly Creative Director Hello Pilgrim (http://www.hellopilgrim.com/about/) Area of expertise: UX-focused design Aron Fay Designer Pentagram (http://www.pentagram.com/work/#/all/all/newest/) Area of expertise: Branding and design Moderated by: Rich Franconeri Design Director Rubenstein Technology Group (http://www.rubensteintech.com/team/rich-franconeri.html) Area of expertise: Working with developers Professional Networking! We'll split our time between the presentation and a period of open networking. Please join us, and bring a friend to help our group grow! + ONLINE NYC WEB DESIGN RESOURCES Be sure to join our NYC Web Design groups on other online sites: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/95686/4D81EC75E4D3 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16401063649 Twitter: http://twitter.com/nycwdm/ Video: http://www.nycwdm.org/video/ - Message Boards: Make sure to check the NYC Web Design Meetup Message Board, as some jobs and positions wanted have been posted there as well: http://www.meetup.com/nyc-web-design/messages/boards/

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  • October NYC Web Design Meetup

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    Open Demo Night Open demo night! You'll have up to 4 minutes to demo a recent project or website, and then we'll open it up to up to 4 minutes of questions from the audience. Please join us and bring a site or recent project to demo! Professional Networking! We'll split our time between the presentation and a period of open networking. Please join us, and bring a friend to help our group grow! + ONLINE NYC WEB DESIGN RESOURCES Be sure to join our NYC Web Design groups on other online sites: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/95686/4D81EC75E4D3 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16401063649 Twitter: http://twitter.com/nycwdm/ Video: http://www.nycwdm.org/video/ - Message Boards: Make sure to check the NYC Web Design Meetup Message Board, as some jobs and positions wanted have been posted there as well: http://www.meetup.com/nyc-web-design/messages/boards/

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  • September NYC Web Design Meetup

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    State of the Art Animation on the Web With the rise of mobile devices that don't support Flash, many animators have been left wondering what's next. GreenSock (http://www.greensock.com/)—the creators of the industry-standard scripted animation tools TweenLite, TweenMax, and TimelineLite for Flash—have an answer. GreenSock converted all the animation tools Flash developers have loved and depended on for years to JavaScript and the results are stunning. Come get a look at how the GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP) (http://www.greensock.com/gsap-js/) for JavaScript is literally transforming the modern web. Brands like McDonalds, Samsung, Disney, Target, Chrysler and major movie studios are using GSAP to bring immersive animation back to the web and mobile devices. Awards sites like http://awwwards.com and http://thefwa.com are becoming literal showcases for what GSAP can do. Carl Schooff of GreenSock will walk you through some eye-popping sites and demos while discussing the ways in which GSAP's features, performance and ease of use will help you take your interactive projects to the next level. Whether you design or build websites, games, mobile apps or HTML5 banner ads this presentation will be sure to inspire you. About Carl Schooff Carl Schooff has a passion for using computers to make ridiculous things. Since that wasn't necessarily the best way to pay the bills he found a close fit in being a Flash developer at various ad agencies. For over a decade he worked on all manner of interactive projects for big brands like GE, Frito-Lay, NYSE, AT&T, Wrigley, Nestle and more. Along his journey he became an Adobe Certified Flash instructor and avid blogger, 2 roles which sparked his interest in helping others enjoy creative expression through computer animation. As GreenSock's Geek Ambassador, Carl now has the privilege of showing people how GreenSock's tools can empower them to breathe new life into their HTML5 and JavaScript-based interactive projects. Professional Networking! We'll split our time between the presentation and a period of open networking. Please join us, and bring a friend to help our group grow! + ONLINE NYC WEB DESIGN RESOURCES Be sure to join our NYC Web Design groups on other online sites: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/95686/4D81EC75E4D3 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16401063649 Twitter: http://twitter.com/nycwdm/ Video: http://www.nycwdm.org/video/ - Message Boards: Make sure to check the NYC Web Design Meetup Message Board, as some jobs and positions wanted have been posted there as well: http://www.meetup.com/nyc-web-design/messages/boards/

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  • July NYC Web Design Meetup

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    Under the Hood: Immersive HTML5 Experiences Garrett Nantz (CCO), Cathy Davenport (CD), Ali Baranker (Account Manager), and Tai U (Lead Technologist) of Luxurious Animals (http://www.luxanimals.com/), will present details about two recently launched projects: Who we are Panera's "The Hard Road to Antibiotic-Free" (http://www.panerabread.com/liveconsciouslyeatdeliciously/#!antibioticfree) html5 site. (our latest launch, partner: C-K) What inspired us What makes it unique How we did it CDW's Road Trip (http://www.cdw.com/roadtrip) (one of our recent launches, partner: Ogilvy) What inspired us What makes it unique How we did it Questions About Luxurious Animals Luxurious Animals is a creative digital agency that has established itself as architects of innovative, elegant marketing media. Our work inspires, engages, and transforms audiences into passionate customers. We collaborate with our clients to deliver dynamic excitement and intelligence within their brand's digital presence. For each client we assemble the ideal team to create spectacular websites, live action, interactive installations, visual effects, games and mobile applications using our own technological innovations. Garrett Nantz is Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Luxurious Animals . In 2008, he started the agency to merge traditional storytelling with interactivity. The company has been fortunate to have created websites, games, installations, and commercials for brands such as Esquire, Lufthansa, HBO, Porsche, Lunchables and Panera Bread. Cathy Davenport Lee is Creative Director and VP. She heads up, staffs, and leads the design department for Luxurious Animals in addition to serving as an advisor on the executive/business level. Ali Baranker Singer has been a Project Manager at Luxurious Animals for almost four years. Her role is to keep projects running smoothly and the lines of communication open between the Animals and clients. Tai U is Lead Technologist of Luxurious Animals. With a long reputation of success in the interactive game, he's thoughtfully masterminded many of our most challenging technical endeavors. Professional Networking! We'll split our time between the presentation and a period of open networking. Please join us, and bring a friend to help our group grow! + ONLINE NYC WEB DESIGN RESOURCES Be sure to join our NYC Web Design groups on other online sites: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/95686/4D81EC75E4D3 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16401063649 Twitter: http://twitter.com/nycwdm/ Video: http://www.nycwdm.org/video/ - Message Boards: Make sure to check the NYC Web Design Meetup Message Board, as some jobs and positions wanted have been posted there as well: http://www.meetup.com/nyc-web-design/messages/boards/

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  • May NYC Web Design Meetup

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    NYC Web Design Meetup: Demo Night! Do you have a website you just finished and want to share with the community? Join us May 13 at 7:00 pm for a community demo night. Participants will have no more than 5 minutes (timed) to present their site (focus on features or show off your UI), followed by 3 questions from the audience. The audience will be the judge. The winner will get exposure via an announcement email to our entire list of nearly 4,000 NYC Web Design Meetup members and the opportunity to present their project to the group as an in-depth feature presentation at an upcoming meeting. After our demos, we'll spend the rest of the evening in open networking so you can meet the presenters and others in the group! Special thanks to Alina Balean (http://www.adsuch.com/) for helping to organize this month's event.

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  • April NYC Web Design Meetup

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    An Introduction to Lean UX Designers operate today in a radically changed environment. New software platforms and practices allow teams to operate with greater speed and lower costs than ever before. As a result, we've seen the rise of approaches like Agile software development and Lean Startup. But these approaches create challenges for designers--often forcing us to rethink our working methods. So how can designers cope? Lean UX is an approach that combines the best of User Experience, Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile software development to power collaboration on small teams of designers, developers and others. Using short cycles of small, inexpensive experiments, design teams "build, measure, learn" their way to success. Can these techniques apply in your world? An increasing number of designers believe the answer is yes. If you're familiar with Lean UX, come hear about how these techniques are being used by designers working on product teams. If you've never heard of Lean UX, this great introduction will explain what it is and how you can use it to create meaningful learning, collaboration, and innovation on your projects. Jeff Gothelf (http://www.jeffgothelf.com/blog/) has spent a 14 year career as an interaction designer, Agile practitioner, user experience team leader and blogger. He is one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX. In addition, Jeff is author of the O'Reilly book, Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920021827.do). He is a highly sought-after international speaker having presented at EuroIA, SXSW, IA Summit, Interaction (IxDA), London IA, the Agile conference and Startup Lessons Learned. Jeff has led cross-functional product design teams at TheLadders, Publicis Modem, WebTrends, Fidelity, AOL while maintaining a strong advisory and mentorship presence in the startup communities of New York City and Silicon Valley. Josh Seiden (http://joshuaseiden.com/) has been creating great technology products for more than 20 years. Josh has worked as a designer in hardware and software, consumer and enterprise, mobile, web, and desktop. He is currently a Managing Director in Neo (http://www.neo.com/)’s NYC office. Earlier, he was head of product design at Wall Street innovator Liquidnet, and lead pioneering interaction design teams at Cooper. He is a founder and past President of the Interaction Design Association.

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  • March NYC Web Design Meetup

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    The Testable Web Web apps are complex animals. Front ends, back ends, multiple browsers, and different platforms -- oh my! In such a large and fast changing environment it's often an after thought of how to test what you build. And figuring out where to get started can be a paralyzing feat. But not testing can be even worse if left unchecked; leaving you to manually test everything, finding defects late in the cycle, and getting slowed down with so much to do. Join Dave Haeffner from Arrgyle (http://arrgyle.com/) as he steps through an effective and efficient way to not only test what you have, but to build things that are more easily testable. Speaker: Dave Haeffner (http://arrgyle.com/about/) is a man on a mission -- to help people achieve their potential through effective technology use. He has spent the last 5 years working in the Quality Assurance space, helping various companies achieve better software quality with less effort. This is the current focus of his company (Arrgyle (http://arrgyle.com/)) which emphasizes the use of sound strategy, simple process, and open source tooling. Dave is also the co-organizer of the DC Selenium Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/DC-Selenium-Meetup-Group/), has spoken at various Agile conferences, and holds a Master of Science in the Management of IT from the University of Virginia. Professional Networking! We'll split our time between the presentation and a period of open networking. Please join us, and bring a friend to help our group grow! ONLINE NYC WEB DESIGN RESOURCES Be sure to join our NYC Web Design groups on other online sites: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.c... Facebook: http://www.facebook.c... Twitter: http://twitter.com/nycwdm/ Video: http://www.nycwdm.org/video/

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  • January NYC Web Design Meetup

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    Content Strategy for Responsive Websites Responsive web design seems to be the hottest thing in the web design world these days, but most of the talk has focused on the design and technical aspects. However, responsive design isn't only about visual design or the behind-the-scenes HTML and CSS. It's a change in the way users experience websites, and it also requires us to change the way we create websites. Content is no longer the last step of a process, to be filled in on a completed design. Instead, content must be a primary component of overall web strategy from day one, as part of a design process that includes collaboration between designers, developers, content strategists, and other members of the web team. By making content a high priority, you can ensure that users on devices with smaller screens can get to the most important content quickly and easily, and that all users can find the information they need. By using responsive design, you can make sure that mobile users aren't left behind. This Meetup will give you an overview of what responsive design is, and what you need to think about when developing a content strategy for a responsive website. No technical knowledge required. Speaker: Clarissa Peterson (http://clarissapeterson.com/) is a freelance web/UX designer & developer. Before setting off on her own, she spent 10 years managing websites at various nonprofits in Washington, DC. She’s now working from the road while on an indefinite roadtrip. Clarissa is currently writing a book on responsive design for O’Reilly, scheduled to be published in mid-2013. You can find her online at http://clarissapeterson.com and @clarissa (http://twitter.com/clarissa). Professional Networking! We'll split our time between the presentation and a period of open networking. Please join us, and bring a friend to help our group grow! ONLINE NYC WEB DESIGN RESOURCES Be sure to join our NYC Web Design groups on other online sites: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.c... Facebook: http://www.facebook.c... Twitter: http://twitter.com/nycwdm/ Video: http://www.nycwdm.org/video/

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  • December NYC Web Design Meetup

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    Maximize your Career in Web Design This month's NYC Web Design Meetup will feature a panel discussion on maximizing your career in Web Design. An experienced panel of career professionals will provide resume/portfolio tips, the do's and don'ts of freelancing, interview techniques, the correct ways to follow up post interviews, and the best ways to use social media and job boards for your job search. Whether you are a freelancer, agency designer, or full-time in-house creative talent, this is an event you won't want to miss! Our panel is sponsored by Creative Circle, and will be comprised of 6 Creative Circle NYC team members. 3 account executives – Melissa Sanchez, Klint Callaghan and Sue Norelle who will give you the client's perspective. Then 3 recruiters – Jocelyn Yant, Lauren Ferrara and Elizabeth Calabrese will speak from the candidate's perspective. Creative Circle (http://www.creativecircle.com/) is a specialized staffing agency representing advertising, marketing, graphic design and interactive professionals. With 15 offices throughout North America, they are strategically positioned to service client’s local and national needs. Their clients range from small hip digital shops to large ad agencies to fashion houses and large Fortune 500 companies – we cover it all. Q&A Discussion The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session – so come with your questions and stories. The Creative Circle team members will provide you with their insight and feedback. After the Q&A – we’ll have additional Creative Circle team members available for meet and greets and if time allows some quick portfolio reviews. Professional Networking! We'll split our time between the presentation and a period of open networking. Please join us, and bring a friend to help our group grow! ONLINE NYC WEB DESIGN RESOURCES Be sure to join our NYC Web Design groups on other online sites: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.c... Facebook: http://www.facebook.c... Twitter: http://twitter.com/nycwdm/ Video: http://www.nycwdm.org/video/

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