Archive: July 11th, 2011

Physical GIF by Greg Borenstein — Kickstarter

What a wonderful idea! Create a zoetrope from an animated .gif.

Responsive dConstruction

Tickets for dConstruct 2011 went on sale last Tuesday. Tickets for dConstruct 2011 also sold out last Tuesday.

That’s kinda crazy: a conference for almost 800 people selling out in one day! I think it’s partly down to the great reputation that dConstruct has established for itself over the years as the thinking geek’s gathering. But I think it must mostly be down to the fantastic line-up of speakers: Don Norman, Frank Chimero, Kevin Slavin …it’s going to be quite a day!

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket, don’t despair. Technically, there are still some tickets available. If you book a place on one of the workshops taking place in the run-up to the conference day itself, you’ll get a complementary ticket to the main event. Also, if you book a workshop place before August 2nd, you can get the early-bird rate of £395+VAT rather than the full price of £445.

You might choose to attend Dan Lockton’s workshop on influencing behaviour, Josh Clark’s tapworthy mobile design or Scott Jehl’s jQuery mobile workshop but I’m going to humbly suggest that you might also be interested in the day-long course I’m putting together on responsive enhancement.

As the title suggests, this is going to be all about the intersection of responsive design and progressive enhancement: a content first approach. Because of that, the workshop won’t just be dealing in the technologies involved. It will also spend plenty of time tackling the planning and process. So while there are obvious benefits for front-end developers, it’s also going to be a valuable day for UX designers, project managers and just about anybody involved in building websites today.

Oh, and the workshop will feature a special guest appearance by Scott who will give a peak behind the scenes of the forthcoming Boston Globe responsive site.

I’m going to be spending a lot of time preparing the materials for this workshop. In fact, it’s going to be occupying most of my time between now and August 31st. If you want to be there for the final result, go ahead and book your place.

An iPhoneography and Mobile Photography Conference

The world’s first mobile photography conference will take place in San Francisco on September 24th this year, featuring Dan Rubin, Jessica Zollman and more.

manifestR - offline web apps made easy (well easier)

A bookmarklet to help you figure out what files you might want to put in your cache manifest for offline storage.

Get off(line) | Web Directions

John has written a very in-depth look at offline storage (using the cache manifest) in HTML5.