Thank you Jim for the fab talk!
As usual the conversation (around the joys and pains of being a web designer this time) was super informative and we all got a lot out of it. Specially interesting was the discussions around favourite Themes and Frameworks, Accessibility and UX.
We’ll upload the notes onto our meetup.com page very soon.
Tuesday 24th January 2017, 18:00, at Gulliver’s Cafe (59 Cambridge, G3 6QX, find on map)
We’ll be sitting around the big table at the end of the cafe. There’ll be free sandwiches and tea/coffee for all attendees!
This event will be the first of a series of three. We will focus on the role of the web designer and frontend developer.
Traditionally, the 3 roles involved in getting a website up and running have been very separate and well-defined. There is the website owner, the web designer and the backend developer. And although normally there is enough communication between them to get the job done, sometimes there is also a fair bit of misunderstanding.
This event will be the first of a series of three, where we will focus on each of the roles in turn, starting with that of web designer and frontend developer.
We are currently working to bring you a couple of lightning talks plus a roundtable discussion covering points such as:
• What makes a good theme or template?
• What would you add to the list of must-have best practices of web design?
• Custom vs template.
• Frameworks vs. child theme.
• Which criteria do you use to decide when to use either?
• From the web design point of view, is the customer always right?
If you are a frontend developer, come along to share your thought processes and compare them with others.
If you are a website owner or backend developer, come along to find out what makes a web designer tick!