Once again, I’m partnering with my good friends from Web Directions to tour:
- Perth (February 14th)
- Melbourne (February 17th)
- Sydney (February 24th)
- Brisbane (February 28th)
Who better to go beyond HTML5 markup than John Allsopp? John will be “taking you beyond the header and footer, to focus on powerful, but easy to use features of HTML5”
Me? I’ll be putting the design back into responsive design, helping you make your designs ‘fashionably flexible.’ This, from the tour site:
Fashionably flexible responsive web design workshops
Responsive design has made designing flexible websites fashionable again, but there’s more to being fashionably flexible than technology or using CSS3 media queries.
So this unique, hands-on, workshop — hosted by Andy Clarke, designer, author and speaker — puts the design back into responsive design. Andy will teach you how to design from the ‘content out’, instead of from the ‘canvas in’.
He’ll demonstrate how to separate design from layout and if you work with designs made in Photoshop, he’ll show how to deconstruct a design into its components (colour, texture and typography) before reassembling it for a fluid continuum of devices from, mobile phones to desktops and everything in between.If you’re a web designer or developer, you’ll learn how to:
- Adapt layouts for smartphones, tablets and more
- Make decisions about navigation, search and other interface elements
- Optimise typefaces and type sizes for different screens
In the morning, Andy will demonstrate:
- Preparing your content for responsive design
- Defining content and device breakpoints
- Interpreting visual designs
- Separating design from layout
- Designing alternatives
Working in groups, in sketchbooks and in Photoshop, you’ll put the lessons you’ve learned into practice.
In the afternoon, Andy will explain how to:
- Minimise markup for maximum flexibility
- Apply CSS3 media queries responsibly
- Serve appropriately sized images
- Reorder content with table display properties
You’ll also get the chance to ask questions and swap ideas with like-minded designers and developers.
I’m really excited about hosting these workshops and to going back to Australia. Tickets are on sale now and I really hope I’ll see you there.