Spring Localhost 2013
Date: 07 February 2013
About the Event
The first Localhost event of the year is coming up fast on the 7th of Feb starting at 18:30 at the usual venue. We’ve got a great line up and we’re sold out already so that’s a cracking start.
Emma Boulton (@emmaboulton)
Talk: Getting to know your audience doesn’t need to be difficult
Good web designers and developers appreciate the importance of understanding the audience they are designing or building a website or app for but of course there isn’t always budget or time available to undertake in depth user research on every project. Emma shares her hints, tips and practical advice for including user research in any size of project.
Emma Boulton spends her days juggling the demands of her two small businesses and two small children. At work she’s a strange combination of company director, UX researcher, and commissioning editor. At home she just tries to make it through to bedtime without too much chaos. In a calmer, previous life, she spent far too long working for the BBC in their audience research department.
Nathan Ford (@nathan_ford)
Talk: Better grid systems on the web
Grids systems for web have been stunted by convenient frameworks and ubiquitous patterns. Learn how more advanced grid theory can lend clarity to your content and how Gridset can make it all easy to build for your next web project.
Nathan Ford is a Texan expat living and working in Wales. He is Creative Director at Mark Boulton Design and creator of Gridset, an online tool for creating responsive grid systems for web sites. Read his thoughts on front-end dev and typography at artequalswork.com.
Carey Hiles (@HandyBiteSize)
Talk: Whine, Lose or Draw: Spec Work Sucks!
Whine, lose or draw, spec work sucks but if you do it right, it can form a genuine learning and development programme. Carey will talk about applying agile techniques to the process of pitching for business and make sure you win even when you lose.
Carey is the Development Manager at Box UK. In a role that straddles the guts of software development and board-level strategic decision-making, Carey has a much deeper understanding of the nuts and bolts of software than many other web specialists, with a particular interest in large system design, scalability and commoditization of web technology
Just been to a good localhost @Port80Events – as a 1st timer I'd highly recommend the summer event
— Edd Turtle (@eddturtle) February 7, 2013
— Richard D J Palmer (@rdjpalmer) February 7, 2013
Great event, great people, great speakers tonight at the @port80events Localhost. Psyched for 'the big one' in May.
— James Dinsdale (@molovo) February 7, 2013
— James Dinsdale (@molovo) February 7, 2013
— whatsthepont (@whatsthepont) February 7, 2013
Where are the Events?
Newport, South Wales at Univeristy of Wales, City Campus
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