Easing the path from design to development – FOWD Workshop

This workshop will give you practical tips for helping a project smoothly transition from the design to the development phase.

What you’ll learn:

  • Layouts – fixed, or fluid?
  • How to cope with expanding for larger text and more content?
  • Do graphics cope with an area expanding?
  • Does each interactive element have a state for with and without JavaScript?
  • Does each element have a state for logged in and logged out users?
  • How are any custom fonts being displayed?
  • Writing error messages
  • Form design 101
  • Ensuring your Photoshop comp document well organised?

Throwing Client Collaboration Out the Window: The Stalinist Web Design Model – FOWD

Web designers and agencies of all sizes almost universally promote themselves as agreeable team players in a collaborative partnership. But what happens when you throw that practice out the window and adopt a process that isn’t a collaborative creation, a model where you don’t give the client choices, and a project management style where you …

Graphic Design: The Forgotten Web Standard – FOWD

Mike Kus Carsonified As long as he discover web design, something stroke him about the conversations on the web, and design stuff: CSS, code… How wide the site should be… he was not interested on those things. There’s an analogy with that: going to a wedding and plastic glasses for kids and cristal ones for …

Designing for All in a Web2.0 World – FOWD

Robin Christopherson, Head of Accessibility at AbilityNet and himself blind, will illustrate the key points in designing Web2.0 sites for the broadest audience possible – with a range of practical illustrations of sites that show good and bad practice, and access technologies such as screen reading, magnification and voice recognition software. Robin Christopherson AbilityNet Layout …

Typography’s not on the web, it IS the web – FOWD

This talk revolves around typography’s close ties to language, and how typography could evolve on the web in years to come Mark Boulton markboultondesign What is typography on the web? Lots of designers get frustrated when thinking about typography on the web. Type as language Typo has one plain duty before it and that is …

Beyond Pixel Pushing: 3 steps to building better websites and happier clients – FOWD

Many web designers find themselves frustrated with the overreaching demands of clients as technology improves. But the question is: are they being unrealistic, or are you unprepared? The answer lies in the middle; the “new web” requires you to go beyond pushing pixels and lead your client to the promised land.
Brett Welch GoodBarry

Designing Effective Mobile Interfaces – FOWD

In the future, the web is going to get smaller and smaller, and clients know this. Having a handful of tips under your belt about mobile web design will give you an advantage. The presentation will be built around a mobile interface Meagan is designing for a new application SimpleBits will be launching.
Meagan Fisher SimpleBits