Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
The slides from Yesenia’s talk on scenario-driven design.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
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.
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Excellent presentation slides on all things Indie Web.
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
There are some great service worker optimisation tips in these slides.
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
119 slides from Sarah on a wide range of SVG magic (with code).
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Friday, August 4th, 2017
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!
Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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?
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Slides from Harry’s recent talk on performance.
Monday, November 21st, 2016
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?
Friday, October 7th, 2016
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.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Monday, September 12th, 2016
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.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
The slides from Aaron’s talk at OS Bridge in Portland, looking at the formats and protocols powering the indie web.
Monday, June 6th, 2016