Jan. 10 & 12 — Onboarding

Let’s look at the topic of onboarding! Chat Assignment Details When will this chat need to be reported in the Basecamp Chats Project? In Basecamp, turn in your blog post for this Chat in the Chats project before Deadline 7.2, which is Jan. 18. (New students, you may not have your blog set up yet… […]

Nov. 15 & 17 — Post-Processors

At the Future of Web Design Conference, I was wowed by a talk by Aaron Ladage (http://www.aaronladage.com/) about “post-processors”. (If interested, see my notes from the conference: Notes. Sorry, I took them using my iPhone, so they may be a bit messy.) With pre-processors, the developer writes the code using the syntax of the chosen […]

Nov. 8 & 10 — The Artist Date

We just got back from the Future of Web Design conference and I’ll have some notes to share with you soon! But this week’s chat will be about a concept that the first Conference presenter shared with us. His name is Tobias van Schneider (his site) and he recommends that creatives (people working in industries […]

Oct. 25 & 27 — CSS Shapes 101

I was reading about the conference called An Event Apart on the CSS Tricks website and they mentioned that CSS Shapes are a hot topic at this year’s conference and that they are expected to change things! Let’s see what they’re talking about… Chat Assignment Details When will this chat need to be reported in […]

Oct. 4 & 6 Chat — What Web Designers Can Learn from Video Games

A couple of years ago at Pixlfest, one of our Advisory Board experts mentioned that video games can teach us a lot about creating engagement with our website’s visitors. For our next chat, we will look into this claim a little bit! Chat Assignment Details When will this chat need to be reported in the […]

Sept. 13 & 15 Chat Topic — Need a Job? Add Fake Projects to Your Portfolio

Both Neill Harmer and Justin Boeckman recommend that you guys design sites for real businesses for your portfolio. Even though the companies you designed for didn’t hire you to design the site, it will give you a great piece for your portfolio to show what you can do! This article gives some great advice for […]