Coding for Designers
1

Wednesday, 1 February

6:30 8:30 pm AEDT

GA Melbourne

12A, 45 William Street
Melbourne , Australia 3000
$50 AUD
Regular Ticket
$50 AUD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Coding for Designers

Sam Hemphill Photo


Senior Front End Developer, Reactive

1

Wednesday, 1 February

6:30 8:30 pm AEDT

GA Melbourne

12A, 45 William Street
Melbourne , Australia 3000
$50 AUD
Regular Ticket
$50 AUD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Are you a print designer, and you need to start designing for web? Are you a graphic designer who is finding the engineers keep saying things that don't make any sense? Are you keen to get ahead with best practice web design but feel like you can't really even keep up? It's probably time you beefed up your understanding of coding to integrate it into your design practice.

In this class, you'll learn first-hand that coding and web principles can be challenging but also really empowering.

You'll learn how to use tools you already have - like your browser, free tools online and your teammates' brains - to help you be a better designer for web. You'll also learn about common pitfalls that designers make that make a development team scratch their heads.

Stop fighting with your engineers, and stop making designs that can't be built. Start working better with your team and start building beautiful, usable website designs. Understanding coding will give you design superpowers. Bring your cape.

Takeaways

  • Understand key web concepts like CSS specificity, floats and semantic HTML
  • Build up an arsenal of free and easy tools to help you solve code problems, prototype and communicate
  • Understand responsive design and its rationale
  • Increase your vocabulary and understanding of essential web coding principles
  • Get some hands-on practice with techniques and know where to go to learn more

Prereqs & Preparation

Bring along a laptop so you can follow along with the coding activities. Ensure you have a text editor installed, and have had a play with using it. Any text editor is suitable (but NOT Word, or Notepad). Here are some examples: Sublime, Atom, Textmate, Light Table, Brackets.

About the Instructor

Sam Hemphill Photo

Senior Front End Developer,
Reactive

Sam is a Front End Developer with a keen interest in UX and responsive modular front end systems. He primarily works with html, css and jQuery and has worked for agencies, as well as client-side in Brisbane, Sydney and now Melbourne.

Sam has led the front end build of countless sites for some of the biggest names in Australia, including Coles, Sanitarium, Qantas, EPA, News Limited and Cricket Australia. Although most of his agency work is based in .NET systems, Sam likes to tinker with php and Wordpress when he's not in the office.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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