- What We Talk About When We Talk About Mobile
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- Adapting to Input
We have tablets with keyboards; laptops that become tablets; laptops with touch screens; phones with physical keyboards; and even phones that become desktop computers. Not to mention new forms of input like cameras, voice control and sensors.
One of the core things that responsive design has taught us is that we have to be comfortable with the ambiguity of not knowing what the size of our canvas is going to be. Input has that same ambiguity. It is transient. It is unknowable. Reconciling that understanding from a design and implementation perspective is going to be as big a challenge if not bigger than the one we faced coming to grips with responsive design.
We've learned how to respond to screen size. Our next challenge is learning how to adapt to different forms of input.
- Coffee Break
- Optimise Prime: More Pixels Than Meets The Eye
The web’s growing complexity has made for even more complex metrics. Web performance—with its dark artistry—demands the interpretation of Gordian data and is legible only to the erudite. The most comprehensible metric remains the page weight. It continues to grow at an alarming rate, robbing mobile users of precious data and destroying user experiences worldwide.
2017 marked the 10-year anniversary of the release of the iPhone. The iPhone, along with other smartphones, brought a rich web experience to a diminutive screen. Ten years into the smartphone era, our media consumption is growing at an alarming rate, increasing page weights along the way. Optimize Prime, a web superhero, goes after the main persons of interest in these misdemeanors: image formats. This big band of bullies has been barging into your browser, bringing nothing but bad news.
Henri Helvetica discusses image formats, their impact on browsing from a rendering to a UX perspective, the tools and processes in place to address their mismanagement, and the reasons developers must exercise vigilance in a growing and worldly audience of users.
- Email as a Browser
We consider email to be a first class citizen of the front-end web world. Learn more about what that means in theory and in practice.
- The Great Accessibility Bake Off
It’s always better to bake in accessibility from the very beginning of your project than tack it on after the fact. Making accessibility decisions up front in your web app can save your users a lot of frustration and save you a lot of development time. But how do you know what to bake in, how to mix it all together, and whether you’re doing it right?
- Progressive Web AMPs?
You’ve heard about Progressive Web Apps. You heard about AMP. One gives you unmatched engagement, but the other gives you almost that almost-instant feel. What if I told you you don’t have to compromise? Can we turn an AMP into a PWA? Can we use AMP as a data source for PWAs? And can we turn our AMPs into a progressively enhanced monster? The answer, in all cases, is probably probably. Let’s explore!
- Talk to be confirmed
- A bit of a party 'til later