Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference (WD2010)

Venue: Mission Bay Conference Center

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 29, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 28, 2010
Early Registration Date: May 14, 2010
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Build Your Skills with the Leading Web Design Authors

Web design is undergoing an historic transformation: while the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript haven't changed, the new and evolving functionality in the HTML5 and CSS3 specs, the number of new ways in which people access the Web, and the rise of social media mean that Web designers need to know more than ever. Whether it's a smarter content strategy, a more efficient workflow, or simply how to use drop shadows and an expanded typographic repertoire, you need the tools to build tomorrow's Web today.

Are your design skills up to the challenge? Does your new media savvy match that of your users or competitors? Are your sites ready to be accessed from smartphones and iPads? Even if you think your answer to those questions is yes, what you still need is the Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference, taking place June 28-29, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. Only here will you have the opportunity to meet and learn from the thought leaders in our industry.

This conference brings together respected industry authors and thought-leaders of the Web design revolution. Many of you learned your very first Web design skills from these authors. Now, you can learn from them how changes to the building blocks of the Web—from HTML5 and CSS3 to user interfaces—are enabling designers to create sites that are easy to use, richly functional, packed with interactive features, and easily accessible from any Internet-capable device.

The in-depth conference sessions will focus on exciting advancements in Web design including:

  • HTML5 & CSS3 – 2010 will be an historic year for HTML and CSS, so in special extra-long sessions, you will learn how you can leverage the expanded capabilities of these developing standards right now.
  • Content Strategy – Learn how to get your team to recognize the importance of content strategy in the initial phases of the Web development process.
  • Microformats & Progressive Enhancement – Gain a clear understanding of how to structure your content and build your Website so it is widely usable and easily searchable.
  • Social Media –Learn how to build social media principles into today's Web strategy as it continues to change the entire landscape of the Web.
  • Typography & Fonts – Take advantage of the significant advancements in typography and fonts as your Web design options go from simple to elegant.
  • Grids – Learn how a top designer led a brilliant translation of standard, print media to one of the coolest interfaces on the Web.
  • Smartphones – Learn how to design for smartphones so that the Web pages of the future become your mobile-friendly Web pages of today. It isn't optional any longer.

    Over the course of two days, these sessions—plus the opportunity to interact and share ideas with fellow designers, teachers, and, yes, authors—will give you the insight and inspiration you need to ensure that your sites are ready for the future.


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Additional Information

Early bird pricing available until May 14th!