Dubbed KING of Web Standards by Business Week. One of the first web designers, Zeldman has had a pronounced impact on the medium and the profession. In 1995, the former art director and copywriter launched one of the first personal sites and began publishing widely-read tutorials on methods and principles of web design.
In 1998 he co-founded The Web Standards Project, a grassroots coalition that persuaded Microsoft and Netscape to support the same technologies in their browsers. That same year, he began publishing A List Apart “for people who make websites.” It has become one of the most respected and influential magazines in the field.@zeldman
Aarron has been building websites professionally since 1999 and has taught interactive design courses at colleges including Temple University, The University of Georgia, and The Art Institute of Atlanta – one of the few colleges teaching web standards since 2002. He also enjoys sharing his ideas about education, findability, and design at conferences and organizations around the globe. Aarron leads the UX team at Mailchimp.@aarron
Ethan lives in Boston, Massachusetts and is passionate about beautiful design, elegant code, and the intersection of the two. He is a popular and experienced speaker, having been featured at An Event Apart, Carsonified Workshop, and South by Southwest. He also co-hosts the Handcrafted CSS seminar series with Dan Cederholm. Ethan has a blog and blathers incessantly on Twitter. His clientele has included New York Magazine, Stanford University, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He also coined the term Responsive Web Design.@beep
Jeremy is an Irish web developer living in Brighton, England where he works with the web consultancy firm Clearleft. He has written three books- HTML5 for Web Designers, DOM Scripting, and Bulletproof Ajax— but what he really wants to do is direct. His latest project is Huffduffer, a service for creating podcasts of found sounds.@adactio
Josh is a designer, developer, and author specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience. He’s author of the O’Reilly books “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps” and “Best iPhone Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders.” Josh’s outfit Global Moxie offers consulting services and workshops to help creative companies build tapworthy mobile apps and effective websites.@globalmoxie
Geri Coady is a designer, illustrator and photographer from St. John's, Newfoundland. By day, she's an Art Director at The Idea Factory, a full-service advertising agency. By night, she freelances and blogs through her website hellogeri.com. Geri loves helping students get started in web design and is a self-admitted conference junkie. She's currently illustrating a children's book for Scholastic UK.@hellogeri
Frédéric Harper is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Canada. In the IT world for more than 10 years, his expertise is mostly around Web development with different platforms and technology. If you want to talk about Web, Open Source, Open Standard and Interoperability, Fred is your man. Don't be afraid to get in touch with him as he is a social beast and a social media aficionado. To know more about him or on any technical and day-to-day subjects, go read his blog http://outofcomfortzone.net.@fharper
Access to all talks led by industry leading speakers on HTML5, CSS3, JS, web design/development, mobile development, and more.
You were provided with a lunch and snack breaks throughout the day from our good friends at Mailchimp.
Access to a Hackathon hosted by Microsoft in the afternoon. Were you up to the challenge?
You had access to the exclusive Go Beyond Pixels party hosted by the Idea Factory!
HTML5 introduces many cutting-edge features that enable developers to create apps and websites with the functionality, speed, performance, and experience of desktop applications. But unlike desktop applications, apps built on the web platform can reach a much broader audience using a wider array of devices. HTML5 accelerates the pace of your innovation and enables you to seamlessly roll out your latest work to all your users simultaneously.
CSS3 delivers a wide range of stylization and effects, enhancing the web app without sacrificing your semantic structure or performance. Additionally, Web Open Font Format (WOFF) provides typographic flexibility and control far beyond anything the web has offered before.
Mobile and App design for iOS, Android, and Blackberry is already the future and is responsible for creating nearly half a million jobs since 2007. The industry continues to grow at a tremendous pace with countless opportunities waiting around the corner.
Design and User Experience has never been more important. Users demand so much more from the things they interact with daily, and to get their attention you have to deliver a personal and superior experience. Aarron Walter talked about how you can create experiences that are not only personal but memorable.
People are visiting your website from varying types of devices and browsers. With Responsive Web Design, you can develop brilliant websites for all of these devices and different browsers using fluid grids, Media Queries, and much more. You've now learned first-hand from Ethan Marcotte, who coined the term Responsive Web Design.
Web Standards are important because they help us deliver amazing experiences across different browsers and devices. They help improve search engine rankings, faster loading times, future-proof content, accessibility, and, most importantly, they're the foundation for building professional websites.
May 24th, 6:30pm - 9pm
Thomas Lewis, Hackathon Host, is a Technical Evangelist who at 8 years old thought that there was a frog apocalypse happening in his yard. It just turned out that the rain made all the frogs come out and hop around. He has been at Microsoft for over 13 years and has evangelized everything from Visual Basic 6 to HTML5 to Design for web developers and designers world-wide. He even once ate a “century egg” while in China. He is bent on eradicating IE6 from the planet and will never stop, never.@TommyLee
May 25th, 8am - Midnight
I'm passionate about the web and design. After attending my first conference last year, I was hooked and couldn't wait to do it again. I thought it would be even better if the conference could be held in my hometown so local designers and developers could take advantage of the experience to learn from industry leading speakers. Now the idea has come to fruition, and thank you so much for joining me. Visit my website: www.fourandthree.com.