Most developers use PHP in a web context and run their code via Apache. The command line interface (CLI) is another approach to run PHP without the overhead of your webserver. This talk not only illustrates the usage of the PHP binary, but also some use cases for which the CLI is the better tool.

Enlightening talk at PHPNW11 by Thijs Feryn. Video also available.

Fashionably flexible responsive web design

Responsive web design has made designing flexible websites fashionable again, but there’’s more to being fashionably flexible than technology or using CSS3 media queries.

So this unique workshop — hosted by Andy Clarke, designer, author and speaker — puts the design back into responsive design. Andy will teach you how to design from the ‘content out’, instead of from the ‘canvas in’.

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What We Don’t Know

On any given request for our website there are loads of unknown factors. One of the more obvious unknowns is the browser. There are lots of techniques and tools we can use to ensure good experiences across any browser. But we also don’t know about the person. Who are they? Where to they live? What are they thinking? We should be admitting that we don’t know those things either. And how does that person interact with their browser? And how does that browser interact with the server behind our website? These are all unknowns. The first step is admitting it and the next is embracing it.

Slides from Responsive & Responsible

The Boston Globe is one of the first major sites to implement responsive design at a large scale, and this presentation covered many of the challenges and solutions we encountered during that development process.

Very, very, very interesting stuff!

Slides from Responsive & Responsible, Scott Jehl, Breaking Dev 2011 →
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