front-end-conf

Front End Conference

This weekend was the annual Front End Conference held in St Pete. Speakers and attendees come from all over the US to attend the conference. The whole two day event is organized and hosted by Dan Denny who comes from Envy Labs in Orlando.

This weekend was the annual Front End Conference held in St Pete. Speakers and attendees come from all over the US to attend the conference. The whole two day event is organized and hosted by Dan Denny who comes from Envy Labs in Orlando.

All of the presentations were well rounded and many subjects were touched upon. It was not just about design or programming but extended beyond that as well. Daniel Ryan opened the conference with his presentation on Human First Web Design and explained how designers/programmers need to always consider the end user when working on websites (or anything). Don’t just make a button red because your brand is red but consider the effects that the color will have on the end user.

Contrasting presentations involved Andi Graham from Big Sea talking about how to work with clients which is always fun. Elyse Holladay had a motivational speech about how to get started when you have no idea what you’re doing. Others talked about how to build kickass emails (a lot more interesting that it sounds) and pricing for web agencies. Rachel Smith from Active Theory had an amazing talk about how to animate for the web which was super exciting because I love motion graphics.

Speakers also provided a lot of resources as well which is very helpful. Travis Miller talked about how to utilize many of the great free recourses that Google has to offer; Gmail,  Drive, Calendar. Others shared websites such as photoshopetiquette.com for keeping clean PS files and weenudge.com will assist in talking to clients.

I would like to thank all of the speakers and organizers and attendees who came out. I would also like to thank all the speakers for their very liberal use of hilarious gifs throughout. Sadly this was my first and last conference as Dan has stepped down from organizing the event next year. Hopefully someone will want to pick up this prestigious event next year but I can only hope.

Here at Laicos my focus is UI/UX design. I always strive to make intuitive and beautiful creations. I am continuously learning about new design trends, technology, theory and so on through work and in my spare time. I take pride in paying attention to detail. It’s important when working in digital media that everything looks good down to the pixel.

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