Native select boxes are rubbish and Alice has the user research videos to prove it. In this talk she’ll share footage from a recent user research session around the design of forms on GOV.UK. This talk will cover the many failings of select boxes to meet the needs of less technically capable users.
It will finish with some suggestions on alternatives to select boxes, including the solution that GOV.UK came up with.
Alice is a front-end developer on GOV.UK, the single point of access to the UK Government’s digital services.
Rosie is a Research Technologist at BBC R&D, where she develops cool stuff to shape the future of broadcasting. She loves coding, science, and creativity.
jQuery gives us an elegant way of interacting with the content in our browsers. The web platform can do more than just present content though; it allows us to gather information from, and interact with, our physical environment.
We’ll look at the kinds of data we can access, and the interactions we can create, by thinking of the physical properties of our devices.
Ben will look at our relationship with technology, and how projects like jQuery will help us create meaningful interactions in the future.
Ben builds stuff at White October – he likes demos.
This session will cover how to build a simple mobile application with jQuery Mobile, introducing the navigation framework, the CSS framework as well as the standard and responsive widgets available within the library. We will also look at how the philosophy behind the library ensures that good UI design guidelines are taken into account to provide the best possible user experience.
Anne is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster where she specialises in Mobile and Web technologies, and a member of the jQuery Mobile team.
Ractive.js is a UI library that radically simplifies the creation of interactive web applications. This talk will cover what it does, how it works, and why creating tools that are accessible to beginner web developers is our most urgent task.
Andy works in the engineering team at Twitter. Previously software architect at the Guardian, Clearleft, and engineering manager at Microsoft.
Dave Methvin is dedicated to improving web performance. He’s been using web technologies since 1996 and contributing to jQuery since 2006.
Addy Osmani is an engineer at Google working with the Chrome team to build tools to help improve developer productivity and satisfaction.
Much of the recent discussion around CSS has focused on immutable rules for writing CSS classes, but this spotlight feels rather shortsighted. Instead, let’s talk about writing better CSS with fewer, more flexible guidelines that help put the focus on what’s between the curly braces.
Mark is co-creator of Bootstrap and works at GitHub. He once designed Britney Spears’ website, plays a lot of Destiny, and is a huge nerd.
This is a talk on how to get things done today without shooting yourself in the foot and finding about it tomorrow. Or next month. Or you don’t, but your users do.
Learn how to make your code more readable and expressive (without getting too meta), make it easy to run and maintain, and then lean back and have a cuppa while admiring the beauty of the thing you just have built.
Senior engineer at Mozilla, building and helping people build web apps. Also slightly obsessed with Web Audio, creating spooky weird sound generators and nice UIs to control them.
Phil makes well written realtime web apps at &yet by day, and terribly written crazy hacks by night.
Webapps are awesome, and travel is awesome, but the two together suck. Roaming, aeroplanes, bad connections and flakey wifi make native apps so much more attractive when travelling. The offline-capable gap between web native needs to be quashed, and Service Worker is coming to do the quashing! This talk will go through the simple use case of creating an offline-capable webapp using caching in ServiceWorker, complete with pulling in data, retaining data for offline view, and a touch of sync.
Co-Chair of the Web and Mobile Interest Group at W3C and Web Technologist at the global telecoms association, the GSMA.
Jenn Schiffer is a developer who loves art, jokes, and open source web development. She spends most of her time doing all of them at once.
Writing web applications is fun. Getting hacked is not fun. This talk will walk through several different ways that websites, especially front-end heavy ones, are being hacked. It will cover cross site scripting, and resource forgery as well as introduce some protective measures for writing secure web apps.
In the space of only 30 minutes, we’ll attempt to introduce asynchronous functional programming with RxJS, apply it to solve the problem of callback hell once and for all, and write a complete game using RxJS, jQuery and ponies.
Bodil is a co-organiser of developer conferences. In her spare time, she works as a developer for Future Ad Labs, a startup that wants to make advertising a productive member of society.
Estelle is a Front End Developer, teacher, author, standardista. She lives with her spouse, dogs and computer in Silicon Valley, where she consults for fancy named companies.