September 19–20, 2016: Training
September 20–22, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Schedule: Design sessions

1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/20/2016
Performance for the people Design, UX optimization Regent Audience level: Intermediate
Estelle Weyl (Instart Logic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Creating accessible, performant websites can be simple when you understand the basics. Semantic markup helps ensure accessibility, improving performance and making your site accessible to screen readers and keyboard users. Estelle Weyl explores accessibility features native to semantic elements and demonstrates how to add additional accessibility with a sprinkling of ARIA roles and attributes. Read more.
2:25pm–3:05pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Performance for the people Design, UX optimization Grand Ballroom West Audience level: Beginner
Boris Livshutz (Akamai Technologies), Manuel Alvarez (Akamai Technologies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
Single-page app frameworks present performance and monitoring challenges: they are processing intensive, and monitoring tools do not accurately track UX, masking users' pains from performance teams. Boris Livshutz and Manuel Alvarez explore the importance of selecting the right framework, the power of isomorphic JavaScript, and how to use the User Timing specification. Read more.
11:35am–12:15pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Performance for the people Design, UX optimization Regent Audience level: Intermediate
Mark Zeman (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 10 ratings)
Too often increased performance is about reduction. This can lead to a culture of tension between designers and developers, with an enforced minimalism and a mentality of the fastest page being a page with nothing on it. Mark Zeman explores three case studies that showcase techniques for delivering the richest web user experience possible in a way that is still highly performant. Read more.