Californian by birth and Dutchman by choice, Stephen is a designer, consultant and author of Responsive Design Workflow (New Riders, 2013) and contributing author to Smashing Book #3. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has written for A List Apart and other industry publications, including his popular-but-sparingly-updated blog The Haystack.
Forget overproduced wireframes. Yesterday's web design deliverables fail to take into account the demands of responsive web design. Stephen will introduce a new workflow for today's web.
What you'll learn
- A content-based approach to designing for the web
- The why and how of *low-fi* responsive wireframes
- How to "design in text" and use plain text markup as a base for design mockups
- How making a "linear design" can simplify the responsive design process
- How to determine breakpoints, as well as how to visualize and design for them
- How responsive, web-based design mockups are an effective alternative to Photoshop comps
- How to present your web-based design mockups
- A strategy for creating and automating a style guide for your design
This workshop is geared toward designers who aren't afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone, as well as front-end developers who are heavily involved in the design process. Designers will be encouraged to consider using code and other developer tools in order to make their work easier and their design deliverables more effective.
There's a fine line between persuasion and deception. On the web, that line is frequently crossed. Sometimes purposefully, sometimes unwittingly. The best way to avoid falling prey to those attempting to deceive (or accidentally becoming the deceiver) is to be able to recognize the techniques yourself. Find out how people deceive through design, why these practices eventually fail, and how you can make your work persuasive without being deceptive.