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    Andy Clarke will be holding one of his For A Beautiful Web workshops in Birmingham in late September.

    Andy would like to know what topic people would be most interested in for that day. He'd like to do some kind of advanced CSS/design workshop but is open to suggestions (accessibility, microformats, etc.).

    All suggestions are welcome.

    It's very possible that there will be a discount offered to Multipack members (though how membership is determined is currently moot).

    So jot down your ideas here and I can let Andy know what's popular.
    • CommentAuthorzeen
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2009
     
    HTML 5, CSS 2.1, jQuery (advanced)

    That's all I can think of at the moment.
    • CommentAuthorzeen
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2009
     
    Also if you can convince me microformats are good (due to their implementation) then I'll be up for that.
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    Thanks, zeen. I should say that it's very doubtful that Andy will look at any scripting or back-end technologies. Usually it's issues around design, layout, typography, CSS, markup (which includes microformats) and accessibility that Andy likes to focus on. But like I said, all suggestions are welcome so we can gauge what people want to hear about. Thanks again.
    • CommentAuthorjhuskisson
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2009
     
    Accessibility, definitely. How he approaches it and how certain sites require more attention than others. The different methods used by him over the years and how it's evolved. Something along those lines?
    • CommentAuthorzeen
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2009 edited
     
    A mention of accessibility for font size change would be useful and how so many sites only support it if javascript is enabled - which is just laughable.
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    How about RDFa... for a change ;-)

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      CommentAuthorabitgone
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2009
     

    @zeen: As Owen says, it's unlikely that Andy will go into scripting or back-end stuff. To achieve the font-size changes you're talking about, you need scripting or back-end stuff (cookies etc.)

    That said, it would be interesting to hear how he implements things like this in the overall design sense - what he uses, how he uses it.

    • CommentAuthordigikev
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
     
    Targetting browsers with table css properties now that IE8 complies with this standard and how Andy approaches it. Does he use table css properties? If so what he does to cater for IE7 + 6. Upcoming CSS properties such as multiple background-images, grid layouts etc.
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    As you've probably already seen, Andy Clarke has announced his latest training events, one of which will be in Birmingham (http://forabeautifulweb.com/announcing/birmingham_2009/). There are only 30 places (10 early bird).

    I'm waiting to hear back from him about whether any discount will be available for Multipack members. Don't get your hopes up. But you never know.
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    OK, so Andy will offer a small discount for Multipack people to attend the Birmingham FABWeb event, available via a promo code.

    So who gets the code and how do we distribute it? This raises the questions:

    Who is a member of Multipack?

    * those who attend meetings on a regular basis?
    * those who get the e-mail newsletter?
    * those who use this forum?
    * those who'll be at Geek In The Park?
    * those who use the IRC channel?
    * those who follow @Multipack on Twitter?

    and how do we let members know?

    * via the IRC channel?
    * in a special e-mail newsletter?
    * just slap it on the Web site for anyone?
    * in this forum thread?
    * via Twitter?

    All suggestions welcome ;) I want to be responsible about it, so that Andy gets genuine Multipack people at the event and we don't sully our reputation :P
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    Just give the code to anyone who asks you for it, simple.

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    OK, with about a month or so to go before Andy Clarke's workshop, I'm releasing the promo code here (and will do so elsewhere as well).

    When you book your place just add the code "sladerulez" (no quotes - and Andy gets no prizes for his humour) to the Promo Code field to receive an extra £20 off your ticket price.

    There are still places left at what promises to be an inspiring look at the latest CSS techniques you can use in your work today.

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    Looks like booking a place at Malarkey's event is now even more attractive.