Meta Refresh 2012

Web design could use some new ideas. We have the tech now.

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Dharamaram College, Bangalore

HTML5 and CSS3 have very quickly moved from being tentative new standards to the base standards for every major desktop and mobile browser. HTML5 is now just HTML, a modular, living standard that no longer needs a version number.

Now that we are no longer fighting over platforms, it’s time to put the specs aside and revisit the construction of user interface: how do we raise the bar for stellar user interface on the web?

Meta Refresh is a follow-up to DocType HTML5 from 2010-11 and is a conference on web UI engineering.

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Meta Refresh is an umbrella forum for conversations about different aspects of design and product including: 1. UX and interaction design 2. CMS, content management, publishing and content marketing 3. Information architecture 4. Product design 5. Privacy in product design more

Vishal Parpia


A design primer for developers

Submitted Mar 9, 2012

Two objectives:
First, give developers a sense of how designers approach problems
Second, to encourage developers to take ownership of design as a fundamental part of web app development.

It is not somebody else’s problem.


This session is not meant to turn developers into designers, it is meant to have them apply design principles to web app and interface design. As coders, we already understand elegance and simplicity in a very scientific and logical way. I’m going to attempt to illustrate how to use that to build better apps.

Speaker bio

I’m Vishal Parpia a.k.a. viz/vizkid. I run a web/software company called ActivElement based out of Pune. I am 50% code monkey and 50% pixel pusher.


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dominic travers

Less is More: Learning from mobile apps

To inform though case studies and best practices in mobile app design, ideas that can now be realised in the mobile browser. more

10 Mar 2012