A lovely little highlight reel that Craig put together from the Responsive Day Out.
A terrific, in-depth round-up and recollection of the Responsive Day Out by Laura that ties all of the strands together.
A report on the Responsive Day Out that focuses on three themes from the day: progressive enhancement, process, and design systems.
Benjamin’s notes from the Responsive Day Out.
A nice write-up of the Responsive Day Out from three different perspectives.
A write-up of the Responsive Day Out from the perspective of a designer whose background is off-web:
Unlike the experts, I haven’t had to make the transition from designing for desktop for years to suddenly becoming device agnostic, which is what I think the main issue seems to be.
This is the full text of Owen’s talk at the Responsive Day Out. It makes for a terrific read!
Here’s Keir’s roundup of the Responsive Day Out (which was preceded by a Shopify meetup the night before).
Another in-depth round-up of the Responsive Day Out, this time from Vasilis.
Yet another round-up of the Responsive Day Out. I’m pleasantly surprised by the number of people that have been blogging since the event.
An in-depth blow-by-blow account of the Responsive Day Out by my fellow Brightonian.
Another nice set of photos from the Responsive Day Out.
A write-up of the Responsive Day Out from one of the Belgian contingent. They’re a notoriously hard-to-please bunch but it sounds like a good time was had nonetheless.
Sadly, the ol’ “web app” get-out-of-jail-free card is whipped out once more. You know the one I mean.
The slides from Andy’s excellent pragmatic talk on performance and aggressive enhancement at the Responsive Day Out.
The slides from Owen’s magnificent talk at the Responsive Day Out …but you really had to be there.
Glenn’s notes from the Responsive Day Out. He thinks I brushed over the question of advertising (I don’t think I did, but no one topic got much airtime) and the question of “sites vs. apps”—that I did brush over: give me one good reason why we need to make a distinction (that nobody can agree on) between some sites and others. Seriously.
Everything old is new again. Ross noticed that many of the themes recurring at the Responsive Day Out hark back to best practices from over a decade ago: progressive enhancement, performance, good ol’ information architecture…
Some thoughts and soul-searching prompted by talks at the Responsive Day Out.
Some nice recollections from the Responsive Day Out.
A nice write-up of the Responsive Day Out with all the right take-aways.
David shares his first ever speaking experience at the Responsive Day Out. I’m so, so happy he agreed to do it—he was great!
David’s slides from the Responsive Day Out.
Some musings prompted by the Responsive Day Out. I don’t agree with everything here (I certainly don’t think any of the speakers were demonising Photoshop, and pointing the finger at browser makers to solve our problems doesn’t help with existing and older browsers) but it’s always interesting to hear what other people got from the event. I definitely agree with the final point that we need to be sharing more, and not just on the narrowband paltry medium of Twitter.
Some bullet points from the Responsive Day Out to keep you going until the audio and video is ready.
Slides, videos, and links from Paul’s presentation at the Responsive Day Out.
Now this looks like my kind of event:
A new micro-conference on science, technology, communication and fiction, organised by the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
The slides from Anna’s terrific talk at the Responsive Day Out.
Marc’s pictures from the Responsive Day Out.
This was the crux of Elliot’s excellent talk at the Responsive Day Out. I heartily concur with this:
Once you overcome that initial struggle of adapting to a new process, designing and building responsive sites needn’t take any longer, or cost any more money. The real obstacle is designers and developers being set in their ways.
The slides from Josh’s super-quickfire presentation at the Responsive Day Out.
A blow-by-blow account of the Responsive Day Out by Orde Saunders who liveblogged the whole thing.
If you’re coming along to the Responsive Day Out and you’ve got some tech books you no longer need, bring them along. We’ll collect them and distribute them to schools.
A great new site from Jenn and Yesenia: celebrating and supporting female speakers in technology.
Now this is what I call tech reporting.
The women leave the stage, wet computer in hand, and a new man takes the stage. He plays a schmaltzy video where Portuguese children teach adults to use Windows 8 accompanied by a hyperloud xylophone soundtrack that slices through my hangover like cheesewire though lukewarm gouda.
All the videos from last year’s Breaking Development conference in Dallas are up on the site. They’re all excellent.
The slides and audio from Andy’s exceptional talk earlier this year at Southby, combined into one video.
It really is excellent, although he does make the mistake of pulling the “dogma” card on those who woud disagree with him, and he really doesn’t need to: his argument is strong enough to stand on its own.
Ethan’s excellent talk from last year’s An Event Apart.
In this session Ethan reviews strategies for handling trickier elements that would make even the most seasoned designer quail: stuff like advertising, complex layouts, deep navigation patterns, third-party media, and, yes, actual, honest-to-goodness content.
Here’s an interview I did during the Smashing conference in Freiburg.
All the talks from this year’s excellent Full Frontal conference in Brighton, available in audio form for your huffduffing pleasure.
This is my opening talk from Smashing conference a few months back in Freiburg, where I used to live.
Marc Thiele, the lovely organiser of the Beyond Tellerand conference, needs our help recovering the video footage from this year’s event:
The HDD with all recordings (16 talks, 2 cameras) crashed. After sending the HDD to a recovery center they sent me a quote about 2832 Euro for the recovery job.
That’s about $4000. So far it’s three quarters of the way there already! Let’s see if we can hit that target.
A terrific write-up of this year’s Full Frontal conference, with a descriptive rundown of each talk.
Some great thoughts from Mike Davies about the strengths of the web, prompted by some of the more extreme comments made by James Pearce at Full Frontal last week.
I should point out that James was being deliberately provocative in order to foment thought and discussion and, judging from this blog post, he succeeded.
The Web’s independence from the hardware and software platform people use is a feature. It’s better than cross-platform frameworks which are constantly criticised for not producing exact native-feeling apps on the multitude of platforms they run on. The Web is above that pettiness.
Steven Wittens, who gave a terrific talk all about maths at last week’s Full Frontal conference, describes his experience at that most excellent event.
A really nicely designed site to help you catch up on some good conference talks you might have missed.
This is the talk I gave at the Webdagene conference in Norway a few weeks back. I called it Responsive Enhancement but I think the Norwegian title translates as “Improvements Through Responsive Design.”
Aw, this is so nice!
A nice round-up of some of the themes that emerged at Smashing Conference. As with An Event Apart, there was a definite focus on process.
Yet another write-up of this year’s dConstruct.
A really great set of photos from this year’s dConstruct by Geri. Just look at the smile on my face!
A nice write-up of dConstruct that focuses on three ideas that were threaded throughout the day:
- Digital is about beauty and about layers,
- The power of play, and
- The interconnectedness of things through chance.
Brad’s notes from my opening talk at the Smashing Conference in Freiburg.
Another thoughtful write-up of this year’s dConstruct, weaving a thread between the talks from Jason Scott, James Burke, and Tom Armitage with a detour via Italo Calvino.
This is my favourite write-up of dConstruct so far. I love that way that, rather than simply giving a linear description, Laura weaves together the implicit strands that were running throughout the day — a very thoughtful, considered approach.
And how about this for an opening line:
After a weekend of reflection, I’ve decided that dConstruct 2012 had the best talks of any conference I’ve ever attended.
I like this! Andrew Johns found a thread in this year’s dConstruct that ran parallel to its official tagline of “Playing With The Future”: Education.
Another really good description of this year’s dConstruct that describes each talk.
A lovely write-up of this year’s dConstruct:
Curated well by the Clearleft team, its speakers are always intelligent, insightful, and on the whole, world-class. Pouring out insights through divergent thought, challenging norms and touting innovation.
Note’s from Joanne’s presentation at Improving Reality.
Eva-Lotta’s sketchnotes from this year’s dConstruct.
A nice set of photos from this year’s dConstruct.
If you liked the music that was playing in the breaks during dConstruct, here’s the playlist of CC-Attribution tracks as chosen by Tantek.
The opening keynote from Warren Ellis for this year’s Improving Reality. I’d like to walk into space with this man.
A great write-up of this year’s magnificent dConstruct and its theme of playing with the future.
Honor compares next week in Brighton to Austin in March.
Luke’s notes from my talk at An Event Apart in Chicago.
A mini conference on gaming taking place in Brighton the day before dConstruct. The events just keep on coming, don’t they?
Andy remarks on the same synchronicity I talked about at An Event Apart Austin:
Every An Event Apart conference feels special, but at this one the (unplanned) recurring themes were spooky.
This is a really good initiative—a list of minimum expectations from conference organisers (although there’s clearly some differences between cheaper grassroots events and larger industry affairs).
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Andy gives his thoughts on this year’s dConstruct. He does a good job of explaining what to expect, and—more importantly—what not to expect.
The video of the panel I moderated on device and network APIs on the second day of Mobilism in Amsterdam. It’s not quite as snappy as the browser panel (which, given the subject matter, is unsurprising) but it was still good fun.
Mobile Browser Panel 2012, Mobile Browser Panel at Mobilism 2012 Moderated by Jeremy Keith, this panel features Andrea Trasatti (Nokia), Andreas Bovens (O…
Here’s the video of the mobile browser panel I moderated at Mobilism in Amsterdam. These guys were really good sports to put up with my wisecracking shots for cheap laughs at their expense.
Matt has transcribed the notes from his excellent Webstock talk. I highly recommend giving this a read.
I really enjoyed Matt’s talk from Webstock. I know some people thought it might be a bit of a downer but I actually found it very inspiring.
I’ve been huffduffing some of the best talks from this year’s South by Southwest—some I saw, some I missed. Subscribe to the podcast feed if you want to catch up with them at your leisure.
The audio from the panel I did at South by Southwest with Ariel and Matt all about science hacking.
Pictures from the photo booth at Jeffrey’s Hall of Fame celebration party on the last night of South by Southwest.
Russell was the final panelist to speak at the New Aesthetic South by Southwest tour-de-force, taking a look at how our relationship to text is being changed.
Aaron explains why there was a handcrafted predator drone at the New Aesthetic panel at South by Southwest.
Ben took an insightful and amusing at the New Aesthetic in advertising.
Joanne Mcneil was the first to speak at the New Aesthetic panel, giving a great historical perspective.
James summarises the excellent New Aesthetic panel he put together for South by Southwest.
The slides from Andy’s tour-de-force presentation at South by Southwest on CSS best practices.
Evan’s experiences of—and thoughts about—South by Southwest mirror my own to an uncanny degree.
The slides from the South by Southwest panel I was on with Ariel and Matt. It was lots of fun.
I’m genuinely touched by Matt’s kind words on my Webstock talk. It really means a lot to me, coming from him.
I love these sketchnotes from my presentation at Webstock.
I can’t fave this picture enough. One moment of Webstock captured by Michael B. Johnson.
I loved this talk from Travis at New Adventures in Web Design, especially when he talked of the importance of Geocities and MySpace in democratising creative expression on the web.
We may have later bonded over that Ze Frank quote while in the toilet at the after-party …there may have even been hugs.
The video of my presentation on digital preservation at last year’s Build conference.
Our communication methods have improved over time, from stone tablets, papyrus, and vellum through to the printing press and the World Wide Web. But while the web has democratised publishing, allowing anyone to share ideas with a global audience, it doesn’t appear to be the best medium for preserving our cultural resources: websites and documents disappear down the digital memory hole every day. This presentation will look at the scale of the problem and propose methods for tackling our collective data loss.
My short talk from Aral’s Update conference in Brighton last September. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. If I only I had a handheld mic—then I could’ve done a microphone drop at the end.
The slides from my presentation at this year’s An Event Apart. Such a fantastic event …it was an honour to be on the roster.
Cennydd is a gent, slow to anger. So it took a lot to get him wound up enough to write about this issue. I’m glad he did.
The video of the opening keynote I delivered at the Breaking Development conference in Nashville earlier this year. It expands on the One Web presentation I gave at DIBI, focusing on the language we use to talk about our approaches to web development.
Kars has written up his (excellent) dConstruct talk. Set aside some time and read through this. It’s worth it.
Laura’s account of dConstruct is wonderfully written. Instead of giving a linear run-down of each talk, she has spent time looking at the overlapping themes and patterns that emerged. The result is a really great read.
Luke’s notes from my talk at the Breaking Development conference in Nashville summarise my points nicely.
I’ve just seen this incredible presentation from Stephanie Rieger at the Breaking Development conference in Nashville. It’s absolutely packed full of fantastically useful ideas. You really should’ve been there, but these slides can give you a taste of the presentation.
I’m loving Amber’s detailed write-up of the Update conference, especially her description of the panel discussion as me versus everyone else.
Here’s an interesting perspective on dConstruct from someone for whom it was their first ever conference.