Responsible Responsive

WRK5 Workshops Track

102C, Wisconsin Center

SUNDAY, 1:00 - 4:30 PM

So, you’ve got a responsive website? Great job. Unfortunately, it’s looking a little flabby. Y’know… slow and overweight. In fact, the average size of higher education web pages is getting bigger and bigger all the time, even as more and more traffic shifts from desktop/broadband to mobile. Let’s tackle this problem.

In this workshop, we’re going to cover facets of responsive web design relating to speed, performance, and optimization. What does it mean to develop “mobile first” and what does that look like? How can I make my website load faster on mobile devices? Why should I spend time doing performance testing? And what’s the deal with responsive images?

This workshop assumes that you have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and responsive web design. We’ll cover simple steps that you can take right now to boost your website’s performance as well as technical tips and tricks for those with savvier skill sets.

Presenters

Peter Anglea
Bob Jones University

Peter Anglea is not your ordinary developer. He hates using technical jargon and prides himself in being able to explain complex ideas to just about anyone using everyday language. He has an eye for front-end design and a knack for back-end coding. Peter is the lead developer for Bob Jones University's marketing division where his responsibilities range from programming to social media. As a self-taught web developer with over a decade of experience, he is keenly aware of the pressures facing "armies of one" and the issues of working in a larger team environment. At HighEdWeb 2013 in Buffalo, Peter's track session presentation on responsive web design workflow won Best of Conference. In addition, two websites designed and developed by BJU's marketing team won a combined haul of seven eduStyle awards in 2013. When Peter is not busy cranking out code, you might find him putting his master's degree in music composition to good use or acting in various dramatic productions.

Registration

Workshop registration is part of the Annual Conference registration process.

Need to add a workshop? Please use the link in the confirmation email sent when you registered. Or email conference@highedweb.org.