The slides from Yesenia’s talk on scenario-driven design.
Rachel describes her process of putting technical talks together:
This method of creating a talk is the one that I find gets me from blank page to finished slide deck most effectively.
She also acknowledges that many other processes are available.
If you are stuck, and your usual method isn’t working, don’t be afraid to try a different approach even if just to get the ideas moving and take you away from staring at the blank page! You might discover that some types of talk benefit from an alternate starting point. There really are no rules here, other than that you do end up with a talk before you need to walk out on that stage.
Excellent presentation slides on all things Indie Web.
There are some great service worker optimisation tips in these slides.
119 slides from Sarah on a wide range of SVG magic (with code).
Oh, how I wish I could’ve been at Web Directions Code in Melbourne to see this amazing presentation by Charlotte. I can’t quite get over how many amazing knowledge bombs she managed to drop in just 20 minutes!
Paul has published the slides and transcript of his knock-out talk at Patterns Day. This a must-read: superb stuff!
Design systems are an attempt to add a layer of logic and reasoning over a series decisions made by complex, irrational, emotional human beings. As such, they are subject to individual perspectives, biases, and aspirations.
How does the culture in which they are made effect the resulting design?
Slides from Harry’s recent talk on performance.
Russell wrote an article for Wired magazine all about PowerPoint, but this extended director’s cut on his own site is the real deal.
Who knew that the creator of PowerPoint was such an enthusiast for the concertina?
I heard nothing but good things about this talk from the Fronteers conference. There’s some great stuff in here—I really like its historical perspective.
This slide deck is a whistle-stop tour of all things styleguide and pattern-library related. Nice to see Charlotte’s excellent exercise get a shout-out.
A talk from Harry on the whys and hows of refactoring CSS. He mentions the
all: initial declaration, which I don’t think I’ve come across before.
I really, really like what Ember is aiming for here:
That’s how you get the holy grail of resilience and performance:
Subsequent visits and interactions are therefore nearly instantaneous, because they don’t rely on the network.
I sincerely hope other frameworks are paying attention to this layered approach.
Oh, and I also like this observation:
There’s an age-old argument about the difference between “web pages” and “web apps”. In reality, there’s a continuum between the two.
The slides from Aaron’s talk at OS Bridge in Portland, looking at the formats and protocols powering the indie web.
Vitaly calls them dirty tricks but this is a handy collection of front-end development techniques. They’re not really dirty …just slightly soiled.
Continuing the topic of public speaking, Jenn has a really good technique for figuring out how to arrange the pieces of your talk without getting bogged down in designing slides.