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  1. Design Principles For the Web

    Designing and developing on the web can feel like a never-ending crusade against the unknown. Design principles are one way of unifying your team to better fight this battle. But as well as the design principles specific to your product or service, there are core principles underpinning the very fabric of the World Wide Web itself. Together, we'll dive into applying these design principles to build websites that are resilient, performant, accessible, and beautiful.

  2. Future-Proof CSS

    The concept of “not breaking the web” is one of its oldest and most foundational. When we build a web page, we do it knowing that it could theoretically last as long as the internet itself. The CSS we write today is, or should be, future-proof. But how will your CSS hold up in 10, 50, or even 100 years? In this talk, we’ll cover how to write CSS that stands the test of time. From progressive enhancement techniques to accessibility considerations, we’ll learn how to write CSS for 100 years in the future (and, of course, today).

  3. Modern CSS Tips and Tricks

    CSS is evolving at a rapid pace, and with the market share of browsers now being widely evergreen, our ability to use modern techniques is growing too. In this talk, Una will go over some of the newer capabilities CSS brings us, such as min(), max(), and clamp(), the attr() function, grid and flexbox gap, place-items, filters and blend modes, matching selectors such as :is, and more. We’ll explore when and where these properties are appropriate to use, and how we can use PostCSS to polyfill them for unsupported browsers.

  4. A Decade of Disciplined Delivery

    We live in an age of immediacy. At work and at home, we demand speedier processes, or, at the very least, shorter wait times. All industries have scrutinized operations in ways aimed at rendering services as quickly as possible. Your website is no exception.

    Over a decade has passed since we began to anatomize websites for performance, all while making greater demands daily from the web platform. It’s a platform that’s constantly accessed by a wide variety of handheld devices; a platform, as we have seen during the pandemic, that’s increasingly tasked to deliver an even wider variety of essential services.

    In this session, you’ll learn how the early performance recommendations of 2010 have evolved and matured for 2020, and develop a deeper understanding of which current key metrics to monitor and audit when preparing to meet the performance requirements of 2030.

  5. Unblocking Backlog Jams with Multi-Dimensional Accessibility Audits

    As designers, developers, and managers a lot of our lives are spent beholden to the product backlog by creating, assigning, or fixing issues. But accessibility audits don’t have to be bad news! In this talk, Dave will share some strategies he found to eat the proverbial elephant by using modern spreadsheet applications to breakdown and visualize accessibility problems from a variety of different angles. He’ll show how to improve the accessibility audit hand-off process, the development process, and the entire concept of backlogs, all while preserving a sense of autonomy for everyone involved. You’ll come away able to achieve the ultimate goal of creating more usable and accessible products.

  6. Delivering Critical Information and Services

    Early on, Internet access was considered a luxury. Those times have passed and the Internet, especially the Web, has become a necessity. Whether your users are trying to access their money, gather health information, attend class, apply for assistance, or any of the other hundreds (if not thousands) of critical tasks people do on the web, your site needs to be prepared to meet their needs. And it needs to work, no matter what.

    In this session, Aaron Gustafson will discuss the many challenges to delivering critical information and services as well as the steps you can take to overcome those challenges. He'll explore ways to make sure you can meet users on a variety of devices—and not the just the latest and greatest high end ones folks are talking about; how to make it accessible to people with disabilities; and how to load—and load quickly—on limited- bandwidth connections.


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