The tagline—Lively conversations about today's web—says what we're trying to do with the series.
Two years ago we started off calling it a lecture series but have moved towards a greater emphasis on interaction between the speakers and the audience.
Each speaker (there are two per topic) has only twenty minutes, and there is a twenty minute Q&A that follows. In most traditional lectures the speaker has about an hour, and often the Q&A session is cut short if the talk itself runs long. We're trying to make sure that doesn't happen.
We're thrilled to be able to start our Spring series talking about designing mobile apps, probably the hottest area in "web" design/development. Apps don't actually fall in the category of web design since for the most part they don't depend on the web to function. But they are an outgrowth of the web, being interactive applications customized for the smaller screens and different capabilities of mobile devices like smartphone and tablet computers.
The New York Times app, for example, has the same stories as you'll find on the NYT website, but they are organized and formatted to work best in the small screen, hand-held format. When apps move to the larger screen of tablets they can do even more.
If you're wondering how to make your move from web design/development to apps, come to Tri-C's Western Campus on Wednesday Feb. 23rd at 7:30 to join in the conversation. Our two presenters are Brad Colbow, Art Director, and Randy Beiter, Chief Software Engineer, at Sideways, LLC.
[ See samples of kids' books, cookbooks and more developed by Sideways. ]
Full details on Web Work Web Wisdom, including directions to campus, an archive of previous events and a handy online RSVP form to let us know you're coming are all at www.webworkwebwisdom.com.
Hope to see you there!