April 2020 Meetup

***** POSTPONED *****

Due to the recent cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa we are postponing this months meetup. We will be evaluating the situation month by month for the remaining meetups until such time as we can return to holding regular meetups. We hope that we will be able to see you back at regular meetups soon.

We will be rescheduling Meagan’s talk as soon as possible once we return to regular meetups.

***** POSTPONED *****

Responsive First: Why Designing for Small Screens Makes Big Sense – Presented by Meagan Hanes

It’s 2020 and people still design websites for laptops first – websites are generally built on a computer, after all. However, this does a disservice to actual internet users who access your site on a variety of devices, sizes and capabilities. A key principle of design is: less is more. Designing your website using a phone-first approach ensures a strong alignment to data hierarchy, information conveyance, and high performance – while ignoring common modern theme pitfalls such as over-inflated images and needless accessibility-failing animations. In this talk I’ll show key differences in my responsive-first design approach, with attention paid in particular to the new Block Editor in WordPress.


Location Details:

This months meeting is at Ottawa Public Library – Main Branch, in room B125.

If you want to connect to WiFi, you will need your library card. (unless indicated otherwise above, laptops and connection to the internet are not required during the presentation)

Free parking is available on the neighbouring streets after 5:30pm. Check the signs, a couple of the closest streets are limited to 1hr before 7pm.

The room is in the basement (B125). Enter the main doors, head left, and down the stairs. (Do not enter into the actual library) Turn right at the bottom of the stairs and follow the halls to the room. The entrance is the second door to the room. (the first door is always locked)


6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:25 – Wrap-up