December 13, 2014 - Noon - 6pm
Tickets $20 - All profits going to Ladies Learning Code
We’ve taken everything you love about our meetups, the heart and soul, and partnered with two amazing organizations, Smashing Conference and Ladies Learning Code, to create an incredible day of high-quality conference talks.
Tickets are only $20 and we’re donating all profits to Ladies Learning Code, a Canada-wide not-for-profit group working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way. We have a limited numbers of tickets and Style and Class always sells out, so get yours now!
Note: The Style & Class Conference will be accessible for the hearing impaired.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts - SFU Woodwards
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4 (map)
Tickets cost $20 per entry (for meetup only) and are only sold through Eventbrite.
Doors open at 12:00pm (noon) and talks get rolling at 1pm. Apres activities to follow the conference with details to be announced shortly.
7 Alexander St.
Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9 (map)
Doors open at 7pm. Drinks and light snacks will be served.
CSS animations are a powerful option to add design details to your work. When used well, motion can bring delightful moments to a user interface and improve interactions.That’s the kind of animation we want in our work! Carefully crafting these moments makes our work more memorable and enjoyable to use. In this session, we’ll discuss where animation can best inform UX and how CSS can be used to build sophisticated animated interactions.
Val Head is a designer and consultant based in Philadelphia. Her work ranges from projects on the web to interactive installations to print. She is the author of The Pocket Guide to CSS Animations, teaches CSS Animations on Lynda.com, and hosts the All The Right Moves tutorial screencast.
You can find her on stage speaking at events like An Event Apart and encouraging others to do the same as the co-host of the Ladies in Tech podcast. She also founded the popular Web Design Day conference, and leads workshops around the world on animation for the web and creative coding.
Many of us were not working on the Web when the ideas that underpin Responsive Web Design were born. In 2000, John Allsopp wrote “A Dao of Web Design,” which well over a decade later continues to be widely cited as the theoretical foundation for Responsive Web Design. In this presentation, John looks back at the Web of the late 1990s, and asks what they teach us.
For nearly 20 years John has developed software and written books (Developing With Web Standards, A Dao of Web Design, courses, tutorials, and articles for web designers and developers. He’s also the co-founder of Web Directions Conference. John outlined the idea that the Web is its own medium, and we must embrace its characteristics, not decry them as bugs.
Vitaly Friedman, Editor-In-Chief and Co-Founder of Smashing Magazine, will provide insights into the front-end work done at Smashing Magazine to improve the performance of the site. He may also mention a few tricks and strategies used along the way. This is a practical talk with oodles of actionable takeaways—all borrowed from real-life responsive projects.
Vancouver's own Stephanie Hobson, a Web Developer at Mozilla, will show us how optimizing our sites for users with vision or mobility challenges makes 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.
Whether choosing a restaurant, buying clothes, or choosing music, peer influence and popularity is a powerful force. Sadly, in many technology workplaces, popular culture and fashion are dismissed or delegated to the marketing department. Functionality doesn't create desirability, and well-built products can fail without social and cultural context. This talk will explore design thinking with an awareness of trends, fashion, and pop culture and provide tools for leveraging it in your work.
Every web project needs content strategy. You need to plan for content and the people that make it. But hey, here’s the secret: it’s not some highfalutin mysterious mystery that only certified content strategists can do. It’s planning that every good designer can work into their practice. I’ll share some tips and tricks for incorporating content strategy into the design work you’re already doing. You’ll avoid risky content problems later on in your project, and create more sustainable solutions for your clients. All without tonnes of additional project budget or training.
Style & Class is a meetup for the designers and developers who build the web.
It's for designers who want to learn and share new techniques from concept all the way to execution. It's for front-end developers who want to talk shop about HTML, CSS, and creating great experiences. Most importantly, it's for people to get involved in conversations about cutting edge design methods, brand new development techniques, and brilliant experiments in user theory and interaction strategies.
We aim to offer conference-quality talks and panels in a casual environment—along with enough food and craft beer to keep you in your seat. Our talks are targeted at industry professionals, but we welcome people of all skill levels who are passionate about improving the way we build the web.
Without the support of sponsors and partners, this event would be nearly impossible to organize and run. A huge thanks for their generous support of a community event!
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please send us an email. We'd love to have you join us!
Mobify - @mobify
Smashing Conference - @smashingconf
Ladies Learning Code - @learningcode
Adobe - @adobe
Hootsuite - @hootsuite
The Republic of Quality - @RofQuality
Unbounce - @unbounce
Mozilla - @mozilla
Type Brigade - @typebrigade
O'Reilly Media - @oreillymedia
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
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