Web SIG Cleveland - Javascript/Stylesheet UI Toolkits - Why, Which and How?

  • 17 Mar 2012
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room 30 (Lower Floor - Administration Building), Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road South Euclid, Ohio 44121-4293

UI Toolkits vary greatly - from the simple to complex.  All of them come bundled with or sit on top of existing core javascript frameworks - jquery, dojo, extjs, YUI, Cappuccino, etc.  Some are designed for mobile interactivity, some are designed for full blown web applications, while others are designed to augment and expedite normal website interfaces.

Richard Schulte's presentation will introduce folks to some of the more popular and/or useful of the broad array of UI toolkits that are available.  There will be discussion on when and where they are actually useful, how some of them can be customized, and more.  Lastly, the way they actually function will be demystified - whether by pre-processing, DOM manipulation, or simple css and DOM selectors.  Additionally, we will learn how some of these (mostly mobile UI toolkits) actually use HTML5.

Richard Schulte (rschulte.com; @rerooting) is a Co-founder of the local tech worker co-op Flywheel Tech Collective (@flywheeltech), Richard has spent years performing frontend development roles on projects in drupal, wordpress, sencha touch, and with custom built applications in CommonJS and Rails.  Specifically concerning ui toolkits, he has worked with bootstrap, jquery ui, jquery mobile, kendo ui, extjs4/sencha touch, and dojo.  When he's not messing with stylesheets, doing product development or project management, he's probably building websites for local movement activists, drinking beer, debating cultural theory and economics or making delicious food.

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