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If you're a web developer, now you're a Windows 8 developer. Using standard web technologies, web developers can target the largest device market by deploying on Windows 8.
In this two-part presentation, Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelist Jeremy Foster will provide an introduction to Windows 8 design and development.
Part One: What differentiates Windows 8 apps from previous and competing platforms?
We'll explore how Windows 8's comprehensive design language provides a robust and cohesive methodology for pegging the UX meter.
Part Two: Developing on Windows 8
CSS, the styling language you know and love (even more now at version 3), is implemented very thoroughly and even has support for some new features like flexboxes and grids, so layout in a Windows 8 app is far less painful than web dev days of old.
Justin joined FreeRange 360 in January of this year as the Chief Creative Officer along with James McDermott as the CEO. Within the past 8 months, Justin and James:
- changed the business model,
- acquired a local agency,
- renamed and rebranded the company as Storycode,
- reshaped the product offering,
- and essentially relaunched as a startup.
It has been a busy 8 months.
Justin reveals the learnings behind these changes and talks about what has worked, what hasn't, and the future of the mobile app industry.
Running and cycling have become connected sports. When runners and cyclists join a race, they want status, results, and social network integration -- before the race, after the race, and even while on the move. Because each athlete has a different mobile device, how can a single technology support an entire race, from registration to results?
Enter Athletepath, a Portland Incubator Experiment startup. When Athletepath faced this challenge, they chose responsive web design (RWD) instead of creating native apps for every conceivable platform. Combining RWD and SMS for messaging provides technology that serves the largest number of users with the best cost-to-benefit ratio possible.
At this month's Mobile Portland, front-end developer Christian Reed will explain how and why Athletepath built its platform.
As the official digital race platform of Hood to Coast, Athletepath will receive its largest test this month, serving over 18,000 athletes, along with their friends and family, in the world's largest relay.