29th and 30th of August 2013

Thursday

HSR Design Track

HSR Tech Track

08:30 – 09:30

Checkin, Coffee and Welcome

09:30 – 10:00

Introduction Keynote

Brief introduction to the Frontend Conference 2013.

09:30 – 10:00

Introduction Keynote (Streamed)

Brief introduction to the Frontend Conference 2013.

10:00 – 11:00

The Creativity (R)Evolution

We are incessantly, almost compulsively drawn to gatherings of intelligent, creative people. While we are looking to learn ways to change our professional and personal lives for the better, on a deeper level, we're compelled because we ...

10:00 – 11:00

Future of Frontend Frameworks

The future of frontend frameworks has evolved greatly the last few years, with tools of all shapes and sizes becoming common place in our design and development processes. From grid frameworks of yesterday to today's comprehensive frameworks, ...

Mark Otto

Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Room: K.02
Track: HSR Tech

11:00 – 12:00

Be Friends With Your Designers and Style Guides

When you are a developer you sometimes struggle to understand what designers are asking you for. As a designer you ask yourself why developers cannot just do what you expect. To deliver good work it is important ... more

11:00 – 12:00

Coping With The Broken Web

The web is growing fast. Every other week new proposals, specifications and implementations pop up - being developed concurrently. It is getting harder and harder for developers to grasp specification and implementation details across the various rendering ... more

Rodney Rehm

Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Room: K.02
Track: HSR Tech

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Responsive Web Design: Clever Tips and Techniques

Responsive Web design challenges Web designers to adapt a new mindset to their design processes as well as techniques they are using in design and code. This talk provides an overview of various practical techniques, tips and ... more

13:00 – 14:00

Building the Web in 2018

Have you ever thought about what web design and development will look like in a few years? Will it still be the same? Are we still writing markup in text editors and designing in tools like Photoshop? ... more

Roger Dudler

Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Room: K.02
Track: HSR Tech

14:00 – 15:00

Let me tell you a story

We all love stories. Stories are in everything around us. Recently we even started talking about story-telling in web design and development. Stories sneak into our code comments, we write functional tests as stories, stories in interfaces ... more

14:00 – 15:00

Gearing up for Google Glass Development

Glass raises many technical questions. Are Glass apps native apps or web apps? Is Glass an augmented reality device? How can websites and apps integrate with Google Glass? How can we emulate how content is served? Is ... more

Max Firtman

Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Room: K.02
Track: HSR Tech

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30

Responsive Web Typography

Responsive Web Design done correctly is based upon content rather than actual device resolutions, and so typography should adapt to both layout and sizing across content breakpoints. However, mere font sizing along the typographic scale based upon ... more

15:30 – 16:30

Frontend Performance - Where it matters

The fact that it matters if your site takes 2 or 20 seconds to load probably does not surprise you. But how does this knowledge impact your frontend coding? There are plenty of advices on how to ... more

Urban Etter

Time: 15:30 – 16:30
Room: K.02
Track: HSR Tech

16:30 – 17:30

The New Photoshop, Part 2: The Revenge of The Web

Deep in the dank, dark bowels of traditional web design workflow, HTML and CSS have been held prisoner for years by the Designers. Cold, exhausted, and terrified for the next deadline, they remained shackled to the very ... more

Stephen Hay

Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Room: B.01
Track: HSR Design

16:30 – 17:30

Patterns of Large-Scale Javascript Apps

JavaScript has come a long way in few years. As we no longer need to battle DOM differences we can focus on building our applications instead. Now, however, as more and more application logic move from the ... more

18:30 – 22:00

Conference Party

Friday

HSR Design Track

HSR Tech Track

09:00 – 10:00

The New Language of Web Design

Our industry has aged into double digits, but much of the language we use to describe what we do and how things work is borrowed or repurposed, sometimes without issue, but often leading to confusion. Having a ...

Dan Rubin

Time: 09:00 – 10:00
Room: B.01
Track: HSR Design

09:00 – 10:00

The Responsible Programmer

The web is one of the biggest achievements of Humanity, and without hyperbole on a level with democracy and human rights. We, the web developers, are responsible for carrying on this legacy forward. We are way past ...

Jan Lehnardt

Time: 09:00 – 10:00
Room: K.02
Track: HSR Tech

10:00 – 11:00

How to Build the Perfect Product Your Users Want But Can't Describe

Building a great product is one of the most difficult challenges in software. But how do some companies continually deliver great products that their users love while others provide hated products that lack creativity? Simply asking your ... more

John Peebles

Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Room: B.01
Track: HSR Design

10:00 – 11:00

Animated Music Videos with CSS3 Animations and HTML5 Audio

Award winning cartoonist and front-end developer Rachel Nabors will show you how to make an animated music video using CSS3 animations, HTML5 audio, and JavaScript. Animate images and backgrounds with CSS3. Load assets, loop music, and fire ... more

11:00 – 12:00

UX for Virtual Reality (Games)

Virtual Reality games provide immersive entertainment, with which Players can enjoy entering new, engaging worlds. Because of that, developing UI for Virtual Reality environments provides new challenges to developers. The VR headset Oculus Rift needs a new ... more

Janina Woods

Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Room: B.01
Track: HSR Design

11:00 – 12:00

Getting rid of Images using CSS3

For years when designing web sites we've had to use a lot of of image files — a lot! — for anything and everything. And I'm moving beyond content images here, thinking more about background images for ... more

Chris Mills

Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Room: K.02
Track: HSR Tech

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 13:30

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks will be conducted within 5 x 5 minutes slots. Everyone can propose a talk on Thursday.

13:00 – 13:30

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks will be conducted within 5 x 5 minutes slots. Everyone can propose a talk on Thursday.

13:30 – 14:30

The User Experience of the Internet of Things

We are about to enter the next phase in the digital revolution: The Internet of Things - An age where everyday objects have an identity and are connected to the internet allowing the truly seamless connection of ... more

Memi Beltrame

Time: 13:30 – 14:30
Room: B.01
Track: HSR Design

13:30 – 14:30

Serious JS

When I firstly came to JavaScript 5 or 6 years ago, how did it tasks look like? You opened web page, moved mouse over menu, and submenu appeared. You put credentials into login form, their values were ... more

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00

Design Driven Development

At the beginning of a project, everybody on the team wants to build an awesome product that makes a difference in peoples lives. In practice, the lack of shared goals and mutual understanding often results in mediocre ... more

Simon Raess

Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Room: B.01
Track: HSR Design

15:00 – 16:00

How to make your frontend accessible

«The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.» Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web. Werner Hänggi, software engineer and blind since ... more

16:00 – 17:00

Design Testing

How to test if your design is any good. Includes the «metrics»/values of design quality, processes and activities (like i.e. usability testing etc.) and some hands-on testing methods. more

Roland Sailer

Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Room: B.01
Track: HSR Design

16:00 – 17:00

Locking the front door: browser-side security

As the web platform grows in capability, we're moving more and more of our complex application logic down from the server to the client. This is a huge opportunity for frontend developers, but at the same time ... more

Mike West

Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Room: K.02
Track: HSR Tech

17:00 – 18:00

Goodbye

 

 

All talks will have a duration of 45 minutes with a 15 minutes timeslot to change the room.