Workshop: Making the most of the modern web

A half- or full-day training course for senior digital leaders who want to understand more about how the modern web can support their business and customers.

In this training workshop we’ll cover some of the exciting possibilities that the modern web brings us, and look at how these can bring benefits to both customers and your business itself.

You may have heard about “progressive web apps” (PWAs) but not really be sure what they are, or why some of the conversations around them (involving words like ‘service workers’, ’performance’, ‘offline’, or ‘progressive enhancement’) really matter — this will help to change that, and give you the confidence you need to understand where they, and other modern web options, can fit into your strategy.


The material will be delivered via a set of lessons followed with interactive activities. No special equipment is needed.

This course can be adapted to suit a half- or full-day session. With a half-day session I’ll work with you to define the areas you’re most interested in, rather than trying to cover everything.

What we’ll cover

Depending on the length, we may look at some or all of the following:

  • What do we think of when we think of websites, and apps?
  • Introducing offline into your user experiences
    • why this matters for you, and your site visitors
    • what you need
    • how to think about an approach
  • Extending the ways that you can interact with people
    • getting on people’s home screens
    • notifications
    • bluetooth
    • VR
    • payments
    • animations
    • most importantly, how to get the browser bar to match your brand, like all the cool kids do
  • Common use cases for new technologies, and how these apply to your situation
  • Why this all matters, and the benefits that these can bring

Who’s it for

Whilst the setting is a hands-on workshop, this won’t be coding-focused, and no particular technical skills are needed. The intention is to provide strategic decision makers, non-development team-leads, and other people interested in the possibilities that the web can provide, a solid grasp of the concepts and impact… without them having to worry about ‘not being technical enough’ or any fear of asking stupid questions.

The goal is that you’ll leave excited about the capabilities available to you right now, and with a clear direction of what it means to introduce some into your business’ work, without fretting that you need to be a JavaScript expert first.

Learning objectives

By participating in this workshop you’ll come away with:

  • An understanding of some more modern browser capabilities and web technologies.
  • A view of how these relate to your situation and the benefits that they can bring.
  • Knowing the practical steps and considerations for how to introduce them.
  • Gaining confidence to speak to in-house development teams or external partners on these subjects.

Who’s leading the workshop?

Sally Lait

Sally Lait is a senior digital transformation consultant based in the UK. A former Head of Technology agency-side, her company Records Sound the Same now helps organisations like the Manor Racing F1 team, RNLI, Inghams, and Ski Total to evolve their relationship with the web and digital technologies. The merging of user-led thinking, innovation, and solid technical principles is what drives her work - helping people to understand opportunities for change, their choices, and how to make these happen. Sally speaks at events around the world, documents Japanese train stamps and manholes, is an Open Data Institute Associate, and tweets as @sallylait.

Book a workshop

If you'd like to discuss booking this workshop for your company, please get in touch using one of the methods on our contact page. It's useful if you could let us know:

  • Who you and your company are
  • Where you're based
  • How many people you would want to attend
  • If you have a timescale in mind

We'll then be able to get back to you with an indication of costs and a plan.

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