Vote Sparkbox For SXSW 2013

08-23-12 Sparkbox

After our first appearance at SXSW in 2012, we're ready for more. We humbly ask you to vote for our panels and bring us back to SXSW in 2013!

We had a great time at SXSW last year, and now we’re hoping to return to Austin for another round. The SXSW PanelPicker is open for voting, and we’d love to have your votes to bring Sparkbox back to Texas and share new content inspired by our Build Responsively Workshop. We have four panels submitted this year from Ben, Rob, Drew, and Jeremy. 

Voting for SXSW Interactive, Film, and Music is August 13 - August 31 (11:59 PM CT), so don’t wait too long! Show us some love, and vote it up.

Panel Descriptions

Responsive Retrofitting

Ben Callahan

Not all of us get the opportunity to build a website from scratch with every project. Responsive techniques can be used on your sites today and offer a fantastic step forward when you can’t wipe the slate clean. We’ll look at options for quickly creating better experiences for users on small screens, giving attendees knowledge they can put to use immediately.

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Responsive JavaScript: Not Your Momma’s JS

Rob Tarr

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is all the rage. As the industry explores the patterns and design challenges of RWD, we need to examine the ways in which we right the JavaScript that powers the interactions. RWD has also presented some design challenges that CSS alone isn’t ready for. We’ll take a look at some of the leading JavaScript solutions to solve some of these problems as well.

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Design Process In the Responsive Age

Drew Clemens

You cannot plan for and design a responsive, content-focused, mobile-first website the same way you’ve been creating websites for years. If your goal is to produce something that is not fixed-width and serves smaller devices just the styles they require, why would you use a dated process that contradicts those goals?

We will walk attendees through some problems caused by using old processes with responsive web design (RWD). We’ll discuss our agency’s evolving process with some promising new deliverables and tools — with special consideration to staying within budgets. This talk will provide a great starting point for listeners to freshen up their own process and bring it into the responsive age.

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Style Prototyping

Jeremy Loyd

This session discusses the integration of style prototypes into the responsive web design process. Style prototypes are essentially a single HTML page which displays proposed colors, typography, photo style, button styles, rollovers, etc. to be used on a website. They are intended to allow a client to get a visual summary of design direction without creating pages and pages of Photoshop comps or building complete HTML templates. In addition, they allow the client to see the designed elements in HTML/CSS – how they will actually appear in their browser.

The session will walk through the simple steps of creating style prototypes, and how and when to most effectively integrate them in the web design process.

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