Refresh Pittsburgh

A community of web designers & developers working to refresh the web design industry in Pittsburgh.

Next Meetup:

March 16 / 6:30pm

Left Field Meeting Space

“Enabling Collaboration”

Ben Callahan

“Let’s Work Together”

Brad Frost


Should Web Designers Know Code?

For our next meet-up, we are planning on trying out another panel discussion.  We’ve had great success with them in the past, and it really helps to encourage discussion among the group.

The topic for our next discussion? “Should Designers Know Code?”

Web design and development is rapidly evolving.  These days, a designer needs to understand not only the web, but also mobile platforms, tablets, and even devices we don’t have yet!  Responsive design is  a fantastic tool – but if your designer doesn’t understand the underlying code can they properly design for the medium?

This seems to be a hot topic in the industry these days, and we think it would be a great time to get the group together to discuss the ideas and see what the opinion is.

We’re looking for panelists!  We have a few people in mind, but it would be great to get some new people involved.  If you are interested or have some suggestions, please email us at  Spread the word.  As soon as we finalize our panelists, we’ll get this scheduled!