Design for Developers

Kevin Bruce , Cathy Bruce (04.Feb.2017 at 10:15, 1 hr )
Talk at SunshinePHP 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

While there is some truth to “some amount of innate talent is required to be a true artist”, it’s not necessarily so in learning how to design. And as developers, we’ve all found ourselves struggling when called on to be both the designer and developer of a website. There are processes and techniques you can use to create a well designed site. From “hierarchy of content” to “font usage” to “proximity of elements”, I will teach you how to develop an eye for design that will carry you through any task, and may even alter how you see the world as you learn related patterns are everywhere.

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Rating: 4 of 5

04.Feb.2017 at 11:03 by Omar Gonzalez (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great info.

Rating: 5 of 5

04.Feb.2017 at 11:22 by Dana Luther (50 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great overview of design concepts and how to apply them for the web. It was engaging and well paced.

Rating: 5 of 5

04.Feb.2017 at 11:45 by Nate Bockoven (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Wonderful talk. I took away concepts that will help me in my projects. Thank you, Kevin and Cathy!

Rating: 5 of 5

05.Feb.2017 at 08:05 by Natasha Hanna (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Awesome talk and great presentation. I learned a couple of new things I can incorporate into my own projects.

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06.Feb.2017 at 12:59 by Kevin Bruce (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

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Rating: 5 of 5

06.Feb.2017 at 14:20 by James Fuller (18 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I really enjoyed this talk more than I expected! The information was presented clearly (no pun intended) without dragging on too much. Would love to do this in some sort of tutorial / workshop format.

Rating: 4 of 5

07.Feb.2017 at 11:26 by Sean Prunka (92 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It was wonderful to learn the basics of design from these two. This talk covers a lot of material, from layout grid rules and when/why to break them, to color choices, to fonts. It was great to learn how the choices made at each of these steps has a very real impact on how a site is received by its visitors. Cathy and Kevin have a depth of knowledge that never fails to amaze me.

Rating: 3 of 5

07.Feb.2017 at 13:52 by David W. (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

You definitely know this stuff. Perhaps a little less theory and more practicality? After all, we are just developers that sometimes have to do front end stuff and would like to know a few tips and techniques to make out output look good better. Most of the theory you can find online. I didn't know about the Golden Ratio. Thanks.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Feb.2017 at 15:34 by Steve Meyers (46 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It got a little too focused on things that most non-designers wouldn't care about at times, but was overall a good look into the hows and whys of web design.

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