Making the Web for EveryoneMay 13, 2014
Doors open at 6:30pm, talks start at 7:00pm. No admittance after 7:15pm. An assortment of beer and soft drinks will be provided, no food. 19+, minors not permitted due to alcohol service.
Accessibility with CSS: Making Websites Better for EveryoneStephanie Hobson
There was a time when accessibility was the web development problem. Lately, it has fallen by the wayside while other topics have stolen our interest. Our inattention doesn't make it any less of a pressing issue. In fact, it matters more now than ever.
In this talk, Stephanie will show us how making our sites easier for users who face vision or mobility challenges will make them easier for everyone. From larger hit areas to clear indications of state, we'll cover a few simple things we can start and stop doing with CSS. We'll learn how to make websites faster to navigate with a keyboard, easier to use with a coarse pointer, and usable even without visual formatting.
CSS Enterprise: A Five Year MissionSteve Mynett
The nuts and bolts of writing CSS are relatively easy — so why is working on large projects so difficult? Writing interfaces for enterprise-sized web applications is about more than making sure tags are closed and semi-colons are in the right place. We need to do monitoring, debugging, tooling, documentation while still anticipating and reacting to issues at scale.
In his talk, Steve will teach us how to create and deal with enterprise-level interfaces at any scale. He'll cover his experiences from HootSuite's 70+ person development team including the changing role of a UI Developer, how to define and maintain code quality across the team, benefits of scalable CSS architecture, and the emerging practice of Front End Operations.
We tend to head to Craft Beer Market after the event to have some more drinks and some more nuanced conversation. If you can make it, we'd love to see you there!