No Flash? No Problem. - Experience Workshop

20 Jul 2010 - 5:46pm
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No Flash?  No Problem.
How to build an experience for all types of users (human or otherwise).

A workshop with Jamie Kosoy, 
Associate Technical Director of Big Spaceship
Saturday July 31, 2010. 9:30am to 1:00pm

http://www.refreshpittsburgh.org/workshop/

There's a long list of common complaints about the use of Flash, but many of the criticisms just aren't true. Detractors say that Flash isn't search engine friendly; Screen readers can't understand Flash content; You can't deeplink to specific pages... 

You know what?  They're wrong. These criticisms are symptoms of misunderstanding by developers on the ways different technologies work together.

This workshop will show you how to take a higher level approach focusing on user experience. We'll break down each common critique of Flash, one at a time, and show you how to address them in your work. Attendees will learn how to use HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, XML and Flash to compliment each other in creating the most meaningful experience to the widest audience range. 

The goal is to feel comfortable making decisions about when and how to use Flash appropriately and to gracefully degrade immersive experiences for Flash disabled devices (like iPhones and iPads).

About Jamie Kosoy

As Associate Technical Director, Jamie plays a lead role in Big Spaceship's data flow and user experience process, building the neon green boxes that lay the groundwork for achieving what was once thought impossible. He experiments in telling stories artistically through user interface. A graduate from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Jamie is also a Part-Time Lecturer at the Design + Technology program at Parsons. He dreams in code.

Please come!  Registration are open now!

http://www.refreshpittsburgh.org/workshop/

 

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