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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Omar Gonzalez at 11:03 on 4 Feb 2017

Great info.

Dana Luther at 11:22 on 4 Feb 2017

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

Nate Bockoven at 11:45 on 4 Feb 2017

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

Natasha Hanna at 08:05 on 5 Feb 2017

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

Kevin Bruce (Speaker) at 12:59 on 6 Feb 2017

Slides for Design for Developers can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/kcbruce/design-for-developers-sunshinephp-2017

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James Fuller at 14:20 on 6 Feb 2017

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.

Sean Prunka at 11:26 on 7 Feb 2017

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.

David W. at 13:52 on 7 Feb 2017

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.

Steve Meyers at 15:34 on 9 Feb 2017

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.