This year Avenue Digital were invited to attend the jQuery conference; the UK’s largest front-end developer conference and only UK event dedicated to jQuery. Read our update from Justas Kuizinas on what went down at this year’s event.
jQuery: You ‘Might Not Need’ It
CSS Is The New Photoshop
In recent years we have seen a rapid improvement in new browser technologies, allowing us to be more creative and use more advanced techniques when developing new websites. CSS has allowed graphical techniques to become stronger and extensively diverse.
Lea Verou, in her talk, ‘The Chroma Zone: Engineering colour on the web’, spoke about the history of digital colour and some practical and useful tips for using colour. Her talk was complimented by great live demos here.
Divya Manian showed us more technical CSS tips and her topics were:
Divya provided intricate explanations and insightful perceptions on her topics, leaving us in the audience feeling inspired.
Monolithic Things Are Bad
Andrew Betts is a developer from the Financial Times and with him we continued to learn about modular things being good and monolithic things being a taboo - an important lesson to learn when developing web UI.
FT have more than 600 domains and this number is increasing, so they can't afford to build complex UI. At the moment they are concentrating on finding ways to increase performance and user experience, the answer, Origami – universal front end component standards for FT web products by following 10 simple principles.
Hoodie Controlled Nodecopter
All in all, there was an excellent variety of subjects discussed at jQuery UK 2014. My head is still full of all the interesting topics that were discussed throughout the conference, analysing all of the stimulating points that were raised. Although it might seem overly generous, it is hard to find fault and this year’s jQuery conference will be receiving a solid 10 out of 10 from me. JQuery 2015 will sneak up on us fast, so if you could make it this year make sure to get yourself a ticket – I’ll see you there.