Beyond front-end methodologies

January 5, 2017 — I’ll be giving a talk about Front-End development practices for Nerd Interface.

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Are you responsible for designing, developing, or maintaining user interfaces?

Do you think there’s more to front-end development than structural HTML with presentational CSS?

Have you worked with or wondered about Atomic Design, OOCSS, BEM, or ITCSS?

Whether you’re a developer or designer, join us for a talk and workshop that will examine a number of approaches to front-end, including component-oriented architectures.

We will be exploring:

  • Exactly what problems each popular CSS methodology aims to solve.
  • How to choose an appropriate approach for your project, whether a large-scale application or lightweight blog.
  • Breaking down a design comp into composable front-end components.
  • How all of this fits with your framework or templating system of choice.

During the workshop we will be breaking apart a complex visual design. Participants will lay out a plan for the individual components and layers of abstraction they would use to implement it. We’ll come together to discuss naming conventions, architectural choices, and the hurdles posed by future design changes.

Details and registration

This event will be hosted by The Nerdery (1033 W Van Buren, Suite 700) on January 5, 2017.

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