Adaptive Web Design [Workshop]

A presentation at WebVisions NYC 2012 in in New York, NY, USA by Aaron Gustafson

In this Workshop, Aaron Gustafson will teach you everything you need to know about modern web design with progressive enhancement. Whether you are a novice or an experienced professional, you will walk away from this workshop with a greater understanding of what progressive enhancement is and how to implement this philosophy in your own work.

During the course of the workshop, Aaron will mentor you on best practices as you work together to build a web page from the content out. Along the way, you’ll…

  • see where concepts like “mobile first” and ”responsive design” fit in with progressive enhancement and your workflow;
  • learn how to wield the awesome power of JavaScript wisely, while keeping a watchful eye on how it can affect the user experience or your sites;
  • become more familiar with how CSS parsers work and how you can use their logic to apply advanced CSS (including CSS3) in a layered fashion;
  • see how accessibility concerns can be easily factored into your development process; and
  • gain exposure to ARIA roles & states and see how you can employ them to improve the experience of those using screen readers.