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.
Designing in the Browser
To show why designing websites directly in the web browser makes sense.
When it comes to web design, typically, a designer is expected to provide visual mockups and a front-end developer is expected to convert the mockups into working HTML/CSS/JS code. Rarely do people design directly in the browser. In fact, my experience says that most designers consider it to be infeasible and many clients find it surprising.
With this talk I hope to show how designing in the browser can impact the approach towards making web interfaces.
Souvik Das Gupta is a co-founder of Miranj, a web design studio in New Delhi, and has been making websites for about 4 years. He is a programmer at heart, loves music and a foodie who prefers coffee over any other beverage. And yes, he designs in the browser.