The Ultimate Time Saver: Building a Responsive Pattern Library

DPA12 Development, Programming and Architecture

Location: 102D, Wisconsin Center

TUESDAY, 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Take a look under the hood at three pattern libraries developed using popular responsive frameworks. Learn how designers and developers can work together to identify reusable layout components, and turn these into flexible building blocks. Of course, the hard part is teaching people to use the patterns the way they were intended. We'll share some successful examples of this, too.

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Jenny Slaughter
Web Developer, NewCity

Maker of things and fixer of problems, Jenny made her first website in sixth grade. She started freelancing in high school, and by college she was building her own CMS (though she didn’t say whether that ended up being a good idea). She studied web design at Radford University, where she designed, developed, and directed the student-run online magazine. Before she came to NewCity, she worked as the sole web designer/developer at Ferrum College during a site redesign and implementation. For NewCity, she puts that same crazy-awesome drive to good use taking ideas and making them go. Tell her something is impossible, or difficult, or maybe even just questionable, and she will find a way to do it -- better. She’s conquered custom JavaScript pieces, flexible filters, complex polygon and parallax templates, and other things that started out with “Hey, I wonder if…?”