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Summer Localhost – the lineup

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by joel

We’ve got the first, free localhost event coming up on the 29th of Aug and I have to say that I’m really excited about the speakers & topics.

The event will be at the University of Newport, City Campus (same as main #Port80), is 2hrs max from 18:00-20:00 and then we’ll probably head over to Ye Olde Murenger to carry on the festivities.

Tickets can be snaffled up at eventbrite (warning: they are like rocking horse poop)

Ok, let’s take a look at who’ll be treading the boards..

1: ‘Content; it’s not just for Christmas’

Ollie Wells – Interaction Development Manager – Sequence

We as designers and developers have a responsibility to our clients to educate them in how to maintain a fidelity of design through the use of content. I will go through some examples of how content can ruin a great design, and some key tips and pointers to pass onto clients to get them thinking in the right way about the content they are adding to their own sites and applications.

Ollie runs a team of front end ninjas at Sequence in Cardiff. He’s responsible for coming up with the best way for users to interact with content on websites and in web applications for Sequence’s clients. With a mixed bag of skills under his belt, Ollie’s main passion lies in always making something to the best quality it can be.

Ollie lives with his lovely wife near Bridgend. When he’s not saving the World (Wide Web) , he likes mountain biking, snowboarding, playing guitar and meeting people for a beer. Just not at the same time. Although he probably could. If he wanted to.

2: ‘Make your coding Sublime’

Benjamin Reid – Aardman Digital

I’ll be giving a whirlwind tour of the up and coming editor, Sublime Text. Whether you’re new to coding, or a hardened vet’, this great editor has something for everyone. I guarantee to show you some tips which will shave away your development time and how to make those menial tasks disappear. So, an editor that essentially gives your longer to live; cool eh?

I’m a web developer from Bristol, UK. Proudly part of the @aardmandigital team. Also a keen guitarist & photographer.

3: ‘Content First FTW’

Rob ‘Bertie’ MillsBluegg

Rob will talk about how Bluegg have banished lorum ipsum and adopted a content first approach for web projects. He’ll discuss how they implemented this, getting clients on board and the impact it has had on projects.

Rob is Studio Manager at Bluegg, a journalism graduate and author of A Practical Guide to Designing the Invisible from Five Simple Steps. Having worked at Mark Boulton Design and Carsonified previously, Rob has extensive experience of project management and running a design studio. He has written for .Net, Think Vitamin, Smashing Magazine and 24ways. He will write for coffee and Monster Munch but never for raisins or yoghurt with bits in

The Final Countdown

So that’s the line up folks, cool huh?

The good news is that tickets are free.

The bad news is that there are very few left! If you want come, I’d book now.


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