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July 24, 2013 at 10:00 PM

July CWSA Meeting

Join us as we welcome Jon Buda and Shay Howe from Refresh Chicago as they present back to back talks for July's CWSA meeting.

Speed by Design – Keep The Mobile Web Quick

Jon Buda

As attention spans are heading towards zero and more and more of the population is constantly on-the-go, optimizing your mobile websites to load quickly and efficiently can make an enormous difference in visitor engagement, and most importantly, your bottom-line. Designing for performance should be a top-priority in keeping your visitors happy and allowing them do what they need to do quickly.

You'll learn a few techniques on how to keep your mobile websites lean and loading quickly, how page speed is actually a component of good UX, how to test and benchmark under various network conditions, and how slow loading times can turn away visitors and potential paying customers.

Front End Legos – Better Design with Reusable HTML & CSS

Shay Howe

There are a million ways to write HTML and CSS, and everyone has their own, but is there a right way? Our code needs to be well structured, written in an organized manner, and performance driven. Sharing code with others should be a joyful experience, not absolute terror.

In this session, Shay will cover some best practices and performance tips for writing the highest quality HTML and CSS possible, and how it benefits your design. Writing code is the easy part, finding a modular practice and structure that works well across the board is the hard part. Shay will outline HTML and CSS conventions that can be applied to your everyday practice today.

This month's venue is Progressive Insurance. Please register as it is required for security.


Jon BudaJon Buda

Jon Buda is web developer who loves to design, or a designer who loves to code – depending on the day. He enjoys solving problems holistically, thinking about back-end, front-end, and design all as equally important parts in crafting great experiences. He helps to organize Refresh Chicago and is currently working with Table XI.

Shay HoweShay Howe

As a designer and front end developer, Shay Howe has a passion for solving problems while building creative and intuitive applications. Shay specializes in product design and interface development, specialties in which he regularly writes and speaks about. Additionally, Shay helps co-organize Chicago Camps, Refresh Chicago, and UX Happy Hour. You can catch up with him on Twitter as @shayhowe or on his website.


Progressive Insurance

6300 Wilson Mills Road, Cleveland, OH 44143

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February 28, 2013 at 11:30 PM

CWSA/IxDA Drinkup

It's been a long winter, and an equally long time since the last CWSA meeting. For this month's CWSA we will be joining our friends from the Cleveland chapter of the IxDA at the Market Garden Brewery for some drinks and good conversation.

Hope to see you there!


Market Garden Brewery

1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

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