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In our industry, everything changes quickly, usually for the better. We have more and better tools for creating websites and applications that work across multiple platforms. Oddly enough, design workflow hasn't changed much, and what *has* changed is often for worse. Through the years, increasing focus on bloated client deliverables has hurt both content and design, often reducing these disciplines to fill-in-the-blank and color-by-numbers exercises, respectively. Old-school workflow is simply not effective on our multiplatform Web.

In this session, Stephen explores at a content-based approach to design workflow which is grounded in our multiplatform reality, not fixed-width Photoshop comps and overproduced wireframes. You'll learn how to avoid being surprised by the realities of multiplatform websites. You'll learn how to better manage client expectations and development requirements. You've probably heard of designing in the browser; in this session you'll learn a practical approach for actually doing it.

Presented by Stephen Hay at the Breaking Development Conference held in April 2012 in Orlando, FL.

Stephen has been designing and developing for the web since 1995. He was formerly Creative Director of Cinnamon Interactive, one of the first web design and development firms to successfully combine professional visual design with open web standards and accessibility best practices back when table layout was the norm. He now independently consults with clients on design, multi-platform strategy and accessibility through his new company, Zero Interface.

Stephen has written for A List Apart, NaarVoren and ChangeThis. Aside from his client work, he speaks and writes on the subjects of CSS3 layout, (web) design and accessibility. He sporadically publishes his thoughts at the-haystack.com.

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