Tags: conference



European tour

Three events in three cities.

Talking about hypertext

Preparing and publishing a presentation on one single HTML element.

The Progressive Web App Dev Summit

A field report from Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Brighton Amsterdam

Bouncing between the beach and the canal.

Making things happen

Crazy schemes that just might work.

Moderating EnhanceConf 2016

I had the honour being Master of Ceremonies at the world’s first conference dedicated to progressive enhancement.

Enhance! Conf!

The first conference dedicated to progressive enhancement.

Full Meaning Ampersand

Brighton has been positively bursting with excellent events lately.

Links from a talk

Further reading related to my talk at An Event Apart Austin.

Far afield

What a day! What a lovely Responsive Field Day!

Brighton in September

The digital festival is in full swing.

Video video

Relive Responsive Day Out 3 in the form of moving images

Edge words

Talking about progressive enhancement without talking about progressive enhancement.

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Day ninety seven.

What a day out! What a lovely responsive day out!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Day eighty nine.

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Day eighty five.

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Day eighty.

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Day sixty five.

Responsive Day Out 3: The Final Schedule

Oh, what a lovely day!

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Day sixty.

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Day fifty.

The shape of Responsive Day Out 3: The Final Breakpoint

Bringing the conference series to a close with a bang!

Complete line-up for Responsive Day Out 3

Lyza is speaking! Squee!

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Day twenty seven.

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Day eleven.

Responsive Day Out tickets tomorrow

24 hours ‘till tickets go on sale.

Tickets for the last Responsive Day Out

Get ready to pounce on March 3rd.

Lining up Responsive Day Out 3

Two-thirds of the way there.

Events in 2015

Keep June 19th free in your diary.

Stupid brain

Brain betrayal in Brooklyn.

On tour

Thank you, Europe. Next stop, America.

dConstruct 2014

Important. Serious. Rewarding. Inspiring.

This week in Brighton

Reasons To Be Creative, Dots, Improving Reality, Indie Web Camp, Maker Faire, Laser Synths, and of course, dConstruct.

Georgina Voss at dConstruct

Jen Lowe can’t make it (alas!) but Georgina Voss has saved the day (yay!).

Anab Jain at dConstruct

The line-up for this year’s dConstruct just gets better and better.

dConstruct 2014 schedule

A day of brilliant talks from start to finish—guaranteed!

Indie Web Camp Brighton

Right after dConstruct.

Cory Doctorow at dConstruct 2014

The wheel turns full circle.

A new website for dConstruct 2014

A handsome redesign with a touch of playfulness.


Responsive Day Out 2: The Squishening

Responsive Day Out activities

Welcome to Brighton.

Responsive Day Out 2: The Scheduling

Everything you need to know about your trip to the seaside.

The more the merrier at Responsive Day Out 2

Did you miss out on getting a ticket? It’s not too late!

Ten years of dConstruct

This year’s event will mark a decade of dConstruct. Don’t miss it.

dConstruct tickets

Not long now.

Talking and travelling

Boston to Austin to Baltimore to San Diego.

Announcing dConstruct 2014

Living With The Network

dConstruct 2013 videos

Relive the magic of the world’s finest conference.

24 hours to go

Grab your ticket for Responsive Day Out 2 tomorrow.

Notes from the edge

Thoughts prompted by the Edge Conference in London.

Return of the Responsive Day Out

It’s baaa-ack!

A map to build by

We need to have a word with the web.

Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff

Preparing the closing keynote for next week’s Full Frontal conference here in Brighton.

Medieval times

Two German trips in two months.


Three cities in two weeks.

Listen to dConstruct 2013

For your huffduffing pleasure.


Return to Freiburg.

dConstruct music

A short playlist.

dConstruct 2013

We came, we saw, we communicated with machines.

Counting down to dConstruct 2013

What a week!

August in America, day twenty-five

Chicago, Illinois.

August in America, day twenty-four

Chicago, Illinois.

August in America, day twenty

San Francisco, California.

The dConstruct 2012 website

A little retrospective.

August in America, day four

Alexandria, Virginia.

August in America, day three

Alexandria, Virginia.

The United States of August

Road tripping.

Brighton in September

Five weeks and counting to dConstruct 2013.

An Event Alarm

Banal Inception.


Rounding up some of Europe’s web gatherings.

Tickets for dConstruct 2013

Get ‘em while they’re any temperature.

dConstruct bulletin

Some announcements about dConstruct 2013.

Mobilism hot topics panel

Got questions? Lemme ‘ave ‘em.

dConstruct 2013

Put the date in your calendar.

Responsive audio out

All the talks are available for your listening and huffduffing pleasure.

Oh, what a Responsive Day Out that was!

Out of the park.

Responsive day soon

Counting down the days.

Designing for Touch by Josh Clark

Liveblogging Josh’s talk at An Event Apart in Atlanta.

Responsive and Responsible by Scott Jehl

Liveblogging Scott’s talk at An Event Apart in Atlanta.

It’s a Write/Read Mobile Web by Luke Wroblewski

Liveblogging Luke’s talk at An Event Apart in Atlanta.

Billboards and Novels by Jon Tan

Liveblogging Jon’s talk at An Event Apart in Atlanta.

Strong Layout Systems by Eric Meyer

Liveblogging Eric’s talk at An Event Apart in Atlanta.

10 Commandments of Web Design by Jeffrey Zeldman

Liveblogging Jeffrey’s talk at An Event Apart in Atlanta.

Counting down to the Responsive Day Out

Just two weeks to go.

Responsive Day Out updates

A line-up change and an after-party.

More Responsive Day Out

Get a ticket while stocks last.

Responsive Day Out

Come on down to Brighton on March 1st, 2013. A great day out for £50!

Full fathom frontal

A day of front-end fun in Brighton.

A treat grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Beta 2012. Good times.

Rounding up dConstruct 2012

Blog posts and pictures from attendees.

Return to Freiburg

Thanks to Smashing Magazine, I had the chance to revisit my old haunts.

The mind-blowing awesomeness of dConstruct 2012

Preceded by the mind-blowing awesomeness of Brighton SF.

From Chicago to Brighton

Geeking it up on both sides of the Atlantic.

Countdown to September

Preparing for the Brighton Digital Festival.

How do I convince…?

All of this has happened before. All of this will happen again.

Austin Apart

A conference in Texas. No, not that one.

September in Brighton

The Brighton Digital Festival returns.


May: The Netherlands, Belgium, and Canada. June: nothing. July: Barcelona and Austin.


Get ‘em while they’re hot.

Questions for Mobilism

I’m going to be moderating two panel discussions. What should I ask the panelists?

Announcing dConstruct 2012

Save the date: September 7th, 2012 is going to be a fantastic day in Brighton.

Sharing pattern libraries

I, for one, welcome our new sharing and caring overlords of markup and CSS.

Of Time and the Network and the Long Bet

Matt has accepted the challenge I threw down in my Webstock talk (which has now been transcribed).

The Southby and the Southby

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Austin to be born?

South by CSS

Talking to the browser makers about vendor prefixes.

Space by Botwest

A day of robots, science hacks, digital preservation and the new aesthetic.


I went all the way to New Zealand and all I got was this kick-ass conference.

Publishing Paranormal Interactivity

Read the transcript of my talk from An Event Apart 2010.

Cool your eyes don’t change

The transcript of the audio of the video of the talk from Build.

Audio Update

How I wish that conference audio were as widespread of conference video. Speaking of which, I’ve transcribed my talk from the Update conference.

The change you want to see

Make the poop or get off the pot.

The last show of the year

I left my Event Apart in San Francisco.

Speaking, not hacking

I had fun at Build in Belfast but alas, I didn’t make it to Science Hack Day in San Francisco.


New Amsterdam.

One Web, transcribed

Listen, watch or read the presentation.


Going to Belfast.

Ending September

I travelled. I talked.

Improving Reality

Documenting the infinite loop between science fiction and reality in digital art, cinema and gaming.


Annoying iOS developers for fun and for serious.

dConstruction of the Fables

dConstruct 2011 was great …in my opinion.

Impostor syndrome

An overwhelming number of upcoming events.


Putting content first by combining responsive design with the CSS3 flexible box layout module.

Hot topics, transcribed

The transcription of the audio of the panel: hot stuff!

Responsive dConstruction

I’m preparing a workshop for dConstruct on responsive design.

Farewell to June

A look back and a look ahead.

Mobilism transcription

A searchable record of the mobile browser panel.


The UK’s first web typography conference. It rocked.


Conferences in the UK.

Topically hot

Am I hot topic or not? I want your suggestions for this year’s @media.

Mobilism browser panel

Hats off to the conference, and hats off to the browser vendors who showed up.

Questioning mobile browsers

Got a question you’d like to ask of Opera, Nokia or RIM? Let me know.


Five weeks ‘till Brighton goes type mad.

An Event Apart apart

Failing to explain what made An Event Apart in Boston so special to me.

Jared Spool: The Secret Lives of Links

Liveblogging Jared’s talk at An Event Apart in Boston.

Ethan Marcotte: The Responsive Designer’s Workflow

Liveblogging Ethan’s talk at An Event Apart in Boston.

Luke Wroblewski: Mobile Web Design Moves

Liveblogging Luke’s talk at An Event Apart in Boston.

Veerle Pieters: The Experimental Zone

Liveblogging Veerle’s talk at An Event Apart in Boston.

Whitney Hess: Design Principles — The Philosophy of UX

Liveblogging Whitney’s presentation at An Event Apart in Boston.

Jeffrey Zeldman: What Every Web Designer Should Know — A Better You At What You Do

Liveblogging Jeffrey’s opening talk at An Event Apart in Boston.


My travel report.

Zånhae nights


Principles Apart

Gathering many design principles into one document.


Revisiting the origins of the internet.


A little bit of navel-gazing on this year’s geekout in Austin.

American Odyssey

Brighton to Illinois to Texas to Florida to Oregon to Washington to Brighton.


A transcript courtesy of Twitter.

Speaking and moving

From the lowlands of Holland to the coast of California.

dConstruct 2010

I have seen the finest minds of my generation …in the Brighton Dome.

Scandinavian sojourn

Keynoting at Drupalcon.


Remember, remember, the third of September.


From Web Directions @media to Science Hack Day.


There is nothing in this world more bitter than Spring.

Virtually speaking

You kind of had to not be there.

Seattle Apart

Another excellent event apart.

Get excited and make things with science

We should have a Science Hack Day.

South by Twenty Ten

It’s that time of year again.


Making the case for getting to UX London.

Full Frontal

Be in Brighton on November 20th.


Listen to me natter on about HTML5.


I like what I don’t see in the new iPhone.


dConstruct is coming up. You should be there.

Thatmedia 2009

A great line-up.

From Boston to London

Straight from An Event Apart to @media.

An Event Apart Boston, Day One

Wrapping up a day’s liveblogging and speaking

DIY UX: Give Your Users an Upgrade (Without Calling In a Pro)

Liveblogging Whitey Hess at An Event Apart Boston 2009.

Designing with Psychology in Mind

Liveblogging Joshua Porter at An Event Apart Boston 2009.

Thinking Small

Liveblogging Jason Santa Maria at An Event Apart Boston 2009.

Content First

Liveblogging Kristina Halvorson at An Event Apart Boston 2009.

Revealing Design Treasures from The Amazon

Liveblogging Jared Spool at An Event Apart Boston 2009.


Conference are like buses. Here come three at once.

All Our Yesterdays

Opening up Bamboo Juice 2009.


Ich fliege nach Deutschland.

The Austin Report

Ess Ex Ess Doubleyou Eye Oh Nine


South by Southwest bound.


Speaking and travelling.

The Audio of the System of the World

For your listening pleasure.

Big in Japan

Adventures in the land of the rising sun.


A virtual conference is a real success.

London to Boston

Another day, another conference.


The best one yet.


Almost there…

An Event Apart, Day Two

Speaking and listening in San Francisco.

An Event Apart, Day One

Wrapping up a day’s liveblogging in San Francisco.

Implementing Design: Bulletproof A-Z

Liveblogging Dan Cederholm at An Event Apart San Francisco.

The Framework Age

Liveblogging Liz Danzico at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Shepherding Passionate Users

Liveblogging Heather Champ at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Web Application Hierarchy

Liveblogging Luke Wroblewski at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Storytelling by Design

Liveblogging Jason Santa Maria at An Event Apart San Francisco.

The Lessons of CSS Frameworks

Liveblogging Eric Meyer at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Understanding Web Design

Liveblogging Jeffrey Zeldman at An Event Apart San Francisco.

Geek out and about

Say it loud and say it proud.

Open Tech 2008

A day of geekiness in London.


Get your ticket while the server’s up.

The Copenhagen Report

Another successful Reboot.

Supernova 2008

A different kind of conference.


Voices that natter.

XTech 2008

One week in Baile Átha Cliatha.

Orangutans, Oxen and Ogham Stones

Liveblogging Sean McGrath’s closing keynote at XTech 2008 in Dublin

Why You Should Have a Web Site

Liveblogging a presentation by Steven Pemberton at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

Data Portability For Whom?

Liveblogging a talk by Gavin Bell at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

Ni Hao, Monde: Connecting Communities Across Cultural and Linguistic Boundaries

Liveblogging a presentation by Simon Batistoni at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

AMEE — The World’s Energy Meter

Liveblogging a talk by Gavin Starks at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

Building the Real-time Web

Liveblogging a spontaneous panel from XTech 2008 in Dublin.

Browsers on the Move: The Year in Review, the Year Ahead

Liveblogging a talk by Michael Smith at XTech 2008 in Dublin.

Using socially-authored content to provide new routes through existing content archives

Liveblogging a talk by Rob Lee at XTech 2008.

David Recordon’s XTech keynote

David delivers a state of the Web address to the geek nation.

Open Data and Accessibility

I delivered the keynote presentation at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.

Accessibility 2.0

The closing panel at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.

Tools and Technologies to Watch and Avoid

A presentation by Ian Forrester at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.

A case study: Building a social network for disabled users

A presentation by Stephen Eisden at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.

User-generated Content

A presentation by Jonathan Hassell at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.

Rich Media and Web applications for people with learning disabilities

A presentation by Antonia Hyde at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.

Fencing in the Habitat

A presentation by Christian Heilmann at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.

Making Twitter Tweet

A presentation by Steve Faulkner at the Accessibility 2.0 conference.

Wrapping up The Future of Web Design

A long day out in London draws to a close.

Print is the New Web

Liveblogging a talk by Elliot Jay Stocks at The Future of Web Design.

Photoshop Battle

Liveblogging a Photoshop tennis match at the Future of Web Design.

Demo hell

The air gets sucked out of the room at The Future of Web Design.

Sand E. Eggo

A conference in California.


Power goes to my head.

Return from San Francisco

I had a blast… as always.

Voices that natter

Presentation: done. Conference: done.

D minus one

24 hours to dConstruct 2007.


What looks good on the menu for South By Southwest 2008?

Grab your place at dConstruct

Tickets are about to go on sale.

That media

Wrapping up the London leg of @media.


Reboot 9.0 is Soylent Green.

Sliding away

Before I head off for my next presentation, here are some slides I prepared earlier.

Hybrid Design and the Beauty of Standards

Hypertext footnotes from my appearances at the Web 2.0 Expo.


I’m going to San Francisco.

You take the high road…

I’m going over Hadrian’s wall.

Flash On The Beach: day two

Good stuff from start to finish.

Ajax On The Beach

My talk at Flash On The Beach is over.

Flash On The Beach: day one

Art, code and business on one bill.

Northwest passage

Think you can’t afford to come to Web Directions North? Think again.

Flash on the beach

Brighton plays host to an unmissable Flash conference.


Wrapping up Refresh Orlando 2006.

Taking back the Web

A grandiose title for a cosy unconference.

The man in blue sees red

Flickr and Photoshop shenanigans at Web Directions South.

Wrapping up Web Directions South

Two thumbs up from me.

Halfway through Web Directions South

Day one is over, and what a day it was!

Fables of the dConstruction

A whirlwind weekend of geeky goodness in Brighton.

dConstructing the network

Microformatted social networking goodness for dConstruct.

September is the coolest month

A month of globe-spanning webucation.

Podcasting d.Construct 2006

I’m making my first foray into the world of podcasting.

For want of a nail…

…the kingdom was lost.


Reboot is over. It was fun.


I spoke at Reboot. A written version is now online.

Reboot 8, day 1, second part

The fun begins as the sun goes down.

Reboot 8, day 1, first part

A quick update from Copenhagen.