Charlotte talks through some of the techniques she used when she was building the site for this year’s UX London, with a particular emphasis on improving perceived performance.
There’s going to be a conference about progressive enhancement. It’ll happen in London in March of next year. You should speak at it.
You’ve got until December 20th to submit your proposal. What have you got to lose?
The inaugural London accessibility meet-up is happening on October 28th with two great presenters: Robin Christopherson and Julie Howell—that’s right; she’s coming out of retirement for one last talk!
James talks about his latest project, The Right To Flight.
Responding to the Responsive Web: Insights on Reshaping User Experience - The Digital Pond (London, England) - Meetup
Sally and I will be speaking at this free evening in London on August 7th.
I’ll be speaking at this event in London on Thursday. It would be lovely if you could come along. It’s free!
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.
This looks like being an excellent (free) event in London featuring three talks related to front-end web development.
The inaugural event this month features a talk on responsive design, a talk on data visualisation, and a talk on accessibility.
There’s a communal testing lab just outside London and they’ve got a very nifty set-up for their devices.
An evening with Lauren Beukes, China Miéville and Patrick Ness in London the week after dConstruct. Sounds like fun!
London now has its own device lab (at the Mozilla offices).
If you’re in London and you have an old phone you could contribute, please, please add it to the contribution.
This is how London looked on my birthday, as recorded by the stationary meatspace protrusion of James’s Ship Adrift.
Harry’s 15 minute case-study presentation at UX London was excellent. He says the lesson is that we shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes, but there’s another lesson here too: testing with users will save your ass.
Sneaking in to climb the Shard at night.
A genuinely useful service for people in different parts of London who want to meet up for a pint.
Typical! I leave the country and this excellent gathering gets organised while I’m away. I wish I could be there.
Let them know in advance if you have any responsive-related questions they should tackle.
This evolution of Tom Taylor’s microprinter looks like it’s going to be absolutely wonderful (and packed full of personality). Watch this space.
This is an excellent use of the Kindle as an undemanding screen. Really lovely!
I’m going to try to make it along to this event in London next month.
Even more historic significance than blue plaques.
There's going to be a Culture Hack Day in January, the weekend before History Hack Day. They're like buses; you wait for ages for one to come along and then two show up at once.
London has its first data dead drop. Time to put Brighton on the map methinks.
A low-tech version of Flickr's shapefiles: stopping people and asking "excuse me, what area is this?"
This is a brilliant idea: a History Hackday in London. Get in touch with Matt if you can help out.
Now this is how to do a location-based app: overlays of London through time ...in the palm of your hand.
This looks like being a thoroughly excellent event at The Royal Society, featuring Tim Berners-Lee and Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.
It's a shame that this clashes with dConstruct — it looks like a great event.
A one-day event in London in September on the topic of accessibility, with a focus on motor impairment.
A comprehensive report of the excellent first day of UX London.
Snakes'n'ladders played on the streets of London. Fun!
A wonderfully engaging history of Johnston Underground.
The next Yahoo hackday will be on May 9th and 10th in Covent Garden. I've registered my interest. You should too.
A beautiful video created on London's Monument. "The installation provides a live stream of continually modified time-lapse images 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. A computer controlled digital camera provides a 360-degree panoramic view from the top of the Monument."
Gravity's rainbow on a Google map.
Matt has organised PaperCamp for this weekend and I'll be heading along. Should be good fun.
London becomes Everyware.
A one-day event in London all about games and play. Looks like it could be fun, and all for Â£25.
It looks like Natalie's presentation at BarCamp London 5 was excellent.
The Evening Standard picks up the story of Silicon Roundabout: Last.fm, Dopplr, Schulze and Webb, Moo...
There's a new London geek event going on. The inaugural evening next week features a nice selection of speakers. And it's free!
A zeppelin over London. No, this isn't some steampunk flight of fancy; it's for real.
I love the idea of this bit of real-world steampunk alternative history. From May 22nd to June 15th you will be able to use the telectroscope to look into a tunnel through the earth from London to New York.
Aleks and Bobbie are putting on GameCamp in London on May 2nd. Should be fun.
Jon's demo site for his talk at The Future of Web Design. It's all about cheese. I wish it were real.
The first of the We Tell Stories series is online. It's a clever piece of storytelling using Google Maps to full effect.
I missed this last year but it looks like a good event. I must remember to leave some room in my calendar for this "informal, low cost one-day conference on technology, society and low-carbon living."
An account of an anti-scientology protest in London that used memes as weapons: rickrolling, "the cake is a lie", you name it... and all while wearing V masks. In short, teh awesum.
You can sign up to February's SemanticCamp by pointing it to a URL with an hCard (or FOAF). Nice.
It's back... the conference spanning conference from HTML Dog will be returning in Summer 2008.
Little handpainted people left in London to fend for themselves.
I stumbled across this video that Neil Ford shot of the Hackfight project in full flow. The back-end guys are brainstorming, the front-end people are user-testing... this is the stuff of magic!
A nice write-up of Hackday on Wired. Oxford Geek Night gets a mention too (go, Nat!).
This is a great idea: a pre hack day wiki to coordinate skills and share ideas.
Registration for Hack Day Europe (June 16th-17th) is open. Sign up now! This is going to be a lot of fun.
Google Developer Day will be taking place around the globe on May 31st, including a London event. I'll probably be in Copenhagen though.
Gavin Bell has posted the slides from his excellent talk at BarCamp London 2.
Ben's thoughts on RDF and microformats, prompted by last weekend's BarCamp shenanigans.
I got roped into this face-off at BarCamp London 2. Here's a video of the ensuing confrontation. This was a lot of fun.
What a great idea for a birthday celebration: a one-off screening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley. The signing up process is powered by Event Wax.
Dave Gorman tells of being stopped under the Prevention of Terrorism Act while taking pictures of Battersea Power Station. It's all very civilised. One of the coppers uses Flickr herself.
Erik Spiekermann is speaking in London at the start of November. For just £15, this event looks like great value.
This looks crazy! Everyone is dancing to the beat of a different drum... I mean, iPod.
Where the worlds of web and booze collide, slap-bang in the middle of London. Arranging meet-ups, every now and then, where likeminded web peeps with sore livers can share these very special interests.
All the hyperbole of Evening Standard headlines gathered together in one place. I have to say, Brighton's local rag, the Evening Argus, would have them beat for incomprehensibility and ridiculousness.
I think this could be a fun side-event to organise around @media: a guided tour of the Royal Society. What self-respecting geek wouldn't like that?
Strange days indeed.
A truly frightening description of what can happen to any person in Britain today.
BBC coverage of the bomb blasts in London
A photo pool of pictures relating to the bomb blasts in London today.
The Guardian blog is keeping a running update on events in London.
A Wikipedia entry on today's bombings is proving to be a valuable resource.