Build Web Sites Better Than The Facebook App


Do you want to build web sites that can compete with the best native apps?
You may have an old web site that needs remodeling to give it new life, but you don’t know how to start or if the web is even capable.
Perhaps you’re wondering how to make your web site work offline and instantly load under any condition.
Maybe you want to get your apps in the Windows Store or gain access to Windows platform APIs.
Would you like to build a web site that your users want to add to their home screens and even get native push notifications?
You have heard of service workers but don’t know what they are or how to use them???

You may be asking yourself all these questions or being asked by your clients and stakeholders. You want or need answers and how to execute them. You might even want to learn the latest best practices for building web sites. This is what Progressive Web Applications and service workers offer the modern web developer. Today’s web is on par with native applications, yet most developers remain naive about new APIs and user experience features.

This workshop is a structured introduction to the benefits of progressive web applications and how to build web applications that leverage the latest web technologies to create “user experience magic.” Progressive web applications generously let you unobtrusively upgrade existing sites without a massive resource investment.

Chris Love will guide you through a successful progressive web application project. After discussing the benefits of progressive web apps, along with selling points for your stubborn boss, you will dive into the technical details. You will learn how to implement the three key requirements of PWA: HTTPS, Web Manifest and a Service Worker. Then you will get intimate with the Fetch and Service Worker Cache APIs. You will also learn how to implement native push notifications, just like a native application.

But wait… there is more!

The workshop also covers how to build a reference e-commerce progressive web application – where you learn how to apply the concepts to your own work or personal web sites. In addition, you’ll gain insight how to account for older browsers and platforms that have not yet implemented full support of progressive web applications.

By the end of the day, you will have a firm foundation in the exciting world of progressive web applications and how they can enhance your business, engage your customers, increase work satisfaction, and improve your productivity.

As a bonus attendees will receive full access to my upcoming online progressive web application course. This includes videos, slide decks, source code and workbook plus any future content refreshes. So your training will not end when the day is over.

Chris Love

Chris Love is a front-end developer for people and companies who are lost in the sea of modern web and user experience standards. He has a quarter century of web development experience, and has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In recent years, he immersed himself in responsive web design, single-page web applications and web performance optimization.

He applies these interests to run a small web consulting company, Love2Dev, that focuses on user-first web applications that operate on all device classes and usage contexts. Love2Dev offers web development and analysis to help companies engage end users and operate more efficiently.

Chris authored 3 web development books including, High Performance Single Page Web Applications, http://amzn.to/1b0twcm. He is a Microsoft MVP, ASP Insider and Edge User Agent. Chris regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and developer conferences. He blogs at http://love2dev.com and is active on Twitter, @ChrisLove.

Through his blog, speaking and books, he’s here to help you shake up your approach to web development while making it all feel like fun. His insights and opinions have been featured in various magazines, popular podcasts web sites. He has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals, ranging from mom and pop shops through major corporate brands, to build modern web experiences.

When he’s not working on front-end development, you can find him spending time with his step-kids, learning karate, training for Spartan races and serving on his church board of directors.

You can follow Chris’ Blog at love2dev.com and on Twitter @ChrisLove.