Design Principles For The Web—the links

I’m speaking today at an online edition of An Event Apart called Front-End Focus. I’ll be opening up the show with a talk called Design Principles For The Web, which ironically doesn’t have much of a front-end focus:

Designing and developing on the web can feel like a never-ending crusade against the unknown. Design principles are one way of unifying your team to better fight this battle. But as well as the design principles specific to your product or service, there are core principles underpinning the very fabric of the World Wide Web itself. Together, we’ll dive into applying these design principles to build websites that are resilient, performant, accessible, and beautiful.

That explains why I’ve been writing so much about design principles …well, that and the fact that I’m mildly obsessed with them.

To avoid technical difficulties, I’ve pre-recorded the talk. So while that’s playing, I’ll be spamming the accompanying chat window with related links. Then I’ll do a live Q&A.

Should you be interested in the links that I’ll be bombarding the attendees with, I’ve gathered them here in one place (and they’re also on the website of An Event Apart). The narrative structure of the talk might not be clear from scanning down a list of links, but there’s some good stuff here that you can dive into if you want to know what the inside of my head is like.



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Previously on this day

3 years ago I wrote Material 2017

An excellent day of inspiration in Iceland.

5 years ago I wrote dConstruct 2015 podcast: John Willshire

Michael Caine in the Fortress of Solitude.

7 years ago I wrote August in America, day fourteen

San Diego, California.

11 years ago I wrote Re-finding five numbers

A more permanent home for some excellent audio.

16 years ago I wrote Fixed vs. Liquid... yet again

Quote of the day comes from Nick Finck:

16 years ago I wrote iChat Snap