(Ex student and now front-end developer at Pirata)
She talked about her background, the Course, her life as a Front End Developer look like, and what the Industy are interested in today: Facebook, Mobile- Development or devices, Responsive Web Design, HTML and CSS3, and Jquery.
HTML5 is upgrade to HTML that provides a few new features. They are open technologies, in so far as anyone can view the resulting code is used within Web pages.
Free technologies to use and to develop with it. And some new elements, Structure and Content: <header>, <section>, <nav>, <aside>, <article>, and <footer>.
The W3C and the Web Design Ecosystem
What are standards?, Standards make life easier, compatibile, and cheaper. Before IE and Netscape everything was grim. W3C was formed to create and impose standards. What is the W3C? The World Wide Web consolidation. Created 1994 by Berners, hosted by three Universities MIT (US), ERCIM (France) and KEIO (Japan).
The Web Native Designer
The power of the web is in its universal access by everyone regardless of disability and is essential. How can we design for the web? Keeping it dry with medi querries adaptive layouts, keep in mind that content is king
Web design is 95% typography, But wait! Of course Firefox on Mac has kerning instructions turned on by default, but Safari needs text-rendering optimizing Legibility to turn on kerning. So I duly added that property and got this result see the picture left.
The State of the Web Industry (Q&A)
Two relevant questions were: How much the web designer should charge, and it is relevant to have a degree to work as web designer?
And the answer, we should never be work for free, and about degrees, the important thing here is to focus on the area that you can do well and been happy with.