Frontend United 2012
The European Drupal Design Camp have now officially changed its name to "Frontend United"
This time its gonna be the epic city of Amsterdam, that will follow up the last 2 camps in Berlin & Prague
If you take Amsterdam add a little Drupal & put some Frontend Love on top - What can then possible go wrong?
Book April 20 - 22 in you calender now - its gonna be fantastic. more info on frontendunited.org
Frontend what not design?
Theres been talked a lot about the "Design movement" in Drupal, and what we (...) figured out it wasnt the right name & actually cause confusion about what was actually happening at the Design camp - The Design name was kinda what we were as a group were called by those that dont work in the frontend, unless they are driven to it with a pitch fork.
At the last camp in Berlin, it was noticed by several Developers that:
* We didnt sit in a circle and talking bout colors & feelings
* we did not hate on php or "real" development
* We did indeed focus on the theme api
* there was only some bitching about complicated settings & drupals usual way
* There was a lot of talk about the technical side of implementing Design in Drupal
* Very little talk about actual "design"
So all in all there was more action around the code & how to configure & use the right modules & themes to get the job done, how to move to the next level with html5,sass & less etc.
So it really didnt gave any meaning to keep use the name "Drupal Design Camp" - when its anything from Design to fiddeling over a tag to UX principels. Besides of all the logical reasons (uniting the frontend experience in drupal yadi yadi yadi) "Frontend United" sounds pretty cool & if you know any Drupalistas feelings when Drupal dosn't give em the sweet love - but its a kick in the nutsack & wrap in (another) 3 div's, it not unheard of that the words "F U Drupal" is mumbled during the process.
What can you expect.
to put it short Everything from HTML5, css3 buzzword based super theming, to heated debates about the wonders of LESS & SASS (go #teamsass), UX showoff, Design talks & offcourse be around the brightest minds in the Drupal Theming, design & ux community. What you cant expect is anyone who understands what you mean when you say that nginx are way more epic than apache 2, or why vim is better than emacs ... i think ;)
Keep in touch
we: jesper @woeldic, Marek @sotak, Bert @bertboerland, Isabell @murgeys, the Drupal Association, & the "secret EUropean Drupal Network" are extremely proud to add another layer on top of the amazing number of Drupal events in 2012!
me im just thrilled to be a part of it - so FU Drupal, were gonna Rock 2012 :)