Practical Web Design Advice / Animations Best Practices
Howdy folks! This month we have a double header for you! Niya Panamdanam will give us some practical advice on how to make your web page or application look professional and presentable, while Chris Silich will tell us when to use animations, when not to, and how to do animations with the TweenMax library.
Talk 1: How to make your projects look well designed?
Whitespace, Consistency, and Contrast. Though obvious, they are easy to miss because they are so common. Niya will go through examples of subtle ways the three points are missed in common developer sites versus where they are applied well to create a simple design that is user friendly and gets its point across.
The talk is will show how the small details are usually what makes the difference for a professional and presentable design, and what people can do to keep an eye out for the details.
Niya Panamdanam (http://findniya.com...) is a web designer and illustrator. Her career is defined and refined by her work with local startups. She loves coffee, hiking, and drawing comics (http://www.acheekynot...)
Talk 2: When to use Animations
Animations are a useful tool for getting attention from the user. However, it can be overused and then it becomes a distraction rather than helping. Chris will give guidelines for when to use when vs when not to use them. Then, he will show us how to build animations using the TweenMax library.
Chris Silich is a teacher and the tech director of the Creative Circus (http://creativecircus...). He is also an organizer of ATL.JS. He does a tremendous job with the video production of our talks. He has a sexy Australian accent, and is a passionate about helping his students succeed.
Atlanta, GA - USA
Monday, February 27 at 7:00 PM