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


Build Right: Modern JavaScript Workshop

Did you resolve to get better at JavaScript in 2017? Well, you’re in luck! On Thursday, February 2, we’re hosting our first workshop of 2017; Build Right: Modern JavaScript, presented by Adam Simpson and Ryan Cromwell of Sparkbox!

The workshop will take place from 10 am – 5 pm at Pair Networks on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Tickets are on sale NOW!

Whether it’s a website or web app, building with today’s JavaScript ecosystem can appear daunting. Customers, users, and Google demand great performance over finicky mobile networks and smooth experiences across a broadening array of devices, all while the underlying language—JavaScript—continuously evolves. In this workshop, you’ll receive hands-on experience architecting modern JavaScript systems alongside insight into JavaScript’s evolving role on the web.

We’ll discuss the role of JavaScript in today’s web as well as the tools powering modern JavaScript development. Throughout the workshop, we’ll examine some of the features making their way into developers’ hands, enabling a more concise, literate, and safe codebase.

Together, we’ll practice:
* Classes
* Modules, Babel, and Webpack
* Destructuring
* Architecting Modern JavaScript Apps and Sites
* Patterns for Frontend JavaScript
* Isomorphic and Progressive Enhancement
* Build Tooling
* Repository Organization

Your ticket to this workshop will include plenty of coffee, snacks, and lunch!

Get Your Tickets Now!

Workshop: Making Things Move with CSS and JavaScript

Refresh Pittsburgh Presents:

Making Things Move with CSS and JavaScript

A workshop on making the most of your standards-based transitions, animations and interactions.

A workshop with Val Head on Friday June 29th, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:30pm

There are a million ways to make things move for the web these days. There are so many new possibilities with CSS3 properties and more. We’ll look at how to get the most out of your transitions and animations with CSS and look at how to mix in some JavaScript for even more powerful options.

This workshop aims to give you a jump start in current standards for animating and motion on the web as well as a solid foundation for the design thinking behind them. We’ll get our hands dirty with some code (CSS and JavaScript) and some solid examples for you to take home. And we’ll also spend time on the why and how behind our animation decisions.

See more workshop & get registration details.

HTML5 Workshop with Daniel Mall

In association with our flagship event, Web Design Day, we are proud to announce an upcoming workshop that we have been working on for a while.

Designing (for) Interaction

A Pragmatic Workshop on HTML5, CSS3, Typekit, and a Sprinkle of jQuery

A workshop with Dan Mall, Saturday June 4th, 2011.
9:30am to 4:30pm

Full Event Info

Developments over the last few years have completely changed the way we build websites. For those too busy to read specs and approach it academically, we’ll spend a good portion of the day together, learning how to build a modern website in a practical, efficient way. If you can already hack your way through HTML and CSS, this workshop will be perfect for taking those skills to the next level.

We’ll cover new HTML5 tags and their semantics, learn a few new key CSS3 features, implement some non-standard fonts with and without Typekit, try out transitions and translations with with CSS and JavaScript (using jQuery), and pick up a few best practices along the way.

At the end of the day, we’ll have built a fully functioning site you’ll wish you could put on your mantelpiece.

Registration opens on Monday, April 18th at noon and there are only 30 seats available.

Check out our workshop page for complete event details!