4 Jan 2008 3 pm eastern

An Event Apart New Orleans

An Event Apart, the design conference for people who make websites, kicks off its 2008 season with An Event Apart New Orleans, a monster, 19-hour, two-day creative session. Join us April 24–25 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside for two intense, 9.5-hour-long days of learning and inspiration, featuring twelve of your favorite web design authors.

  • See Dave Shea, co-author, Zen of CSS Design, explore what makes sites flexible visually, experientially, and code-wise.
  • See Jeff Veen, design manager, Google, explore how new thinking, born of creating the latest generation of web apps, is being infused into design practices.
  • See Robert Hoekman Jr., author, Designing the Obvious, perform slam-bang, on-the-spot usability reviews of sites submitted by our live audience on the fly.
  • See Cameron Moll, author, Mobile Web Design, uncover the differences between good and great design.
  • See Aaron Gustafson, co-author, AdvancED DOM Scripting, go beyond “unobtrusive” JavaScript to truly meet users’ needs, no matter what their device or platform, by applying the principles of “progressive enhancement” to client-side scripting.
  • See Andy Clarke, author, Transcending CSS, explain how comic books inspire his award-winning web layouts.
  • See Stephanie Sullivan, co-author, Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3, explore practical, standards-based approaches and techniques to some of today’s toughtest design challenges.
  • See Aarron Walter, author, Building Findable Web Sites, explain “findability bliss through web standards SEO”
  • See Brian Oberkirch, Publisher, Like It Matters, review, catalog, dissect, and champion small design victories that daisy chain to create a delightful overall user experience.
  • See Jason Santa Maria, designer, Happy Cog, share techniques for maintaining individuality and brand distinction in a world of generic templates and design sameness.
  • See An Event Apart co-founder Eric Meyer, author, CSS: The Definitive Guide, present two new talks that shed brilliant light on the darkest corners of CSS.
  • As for me, I’ll be doing two new sessions on the whatness of web design (what it is, what it ain’t, and why it matters) and the whereness of web standards (as in, where we are with them).

It’s the longest, biggest, densest, hardest, coolest show we’ve ever done, and we’re doing it where Louis learned to blow his horn. Join us if you can.

Can’t make New Orleans? Join us in these cities!

  • Boston, June 23–24
  • San Francisco, August 18–19
  • Chicago, October 13–14

Tickets for all four shows are on sale now.

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Filed under: Accessibility, An Event Apart, cities, Community, Design, development, eric meyer, events, industry, New Orleans, Standards, Zeldman

11 Responses to “An Event Apart New Orleans”

  1. Upstart Blogger said on

    Looks like it’s time to get the business class seats booked. Whatness and whereness sounds like a must see.

  2. New Orleans News Ladder said on

    Hi Y’all!
    Thank you for coming to New Orleans. You will hit the first weekend of Jazz Fest: http://www.nojazzfest.com/
    The music scene will be especially hot around town too.
    You can keep up online at WWOZ: http://wwoz.org/
    This man knows ALL about Nola Food & Dining:
    http://www.nomenu.com/
    Too bad you will miss V-Day in the Super Dome. Perchance some of you may come early. http://www.vday.org/contents/v10
    Make sure to visit Frenchman Street.
    Thank you again for keeping the light on in New Orleans.
    Bruce
    editor / NO News Ladder

  3. Todd Lambert said on

    Woot! I can’t wait to see ya’ll again.. this time in my backyard.

    Looks like a great lineup and we should have a blast!

  4. Todd Libby said on

    Hopefully I will be able to attend, I have to get a couple more projects done and paid for and I’ll be set, so I’m just waiting for the tickets to go on for Boston. Definitely making it this time around! Hope to see you there!

  5. Antoine said on

    Sigh… If I only I could go, but my daughter will be born shortly before the conference and well, I’d rather be home.

    If I’m lucky maybe in Boston I’ll catch up with you guys. Until then. Have a great time, I’m sure you will. It is AEA after all.

    Happy ’08

  6. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Congratulations, Antoine, what wonderful news! All the best.

  7. Helen said on

    Wow, that’s great news! Hopefully, I’ll be able to make it to either Boston one or the one in San Francisco!

  8. Yagna said on

    Hey we guys outside the US miss out these useful events- can’t we do something about it?

  9. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Hey we guys outside the US miss out these useful events- can’t we do something about it?

    @Yanga: We’re working on that! Trust me. Thanks!

  10. Bradyn said on

    Canada awaits you Mr. Zeldman.

    And here’s something fun to freak you out: I accidently gave my dog Zeldman as his middle name. XD Enjoy. Asherton Zeldman, etc.

  11. Mielno said on

    I think about it. Its good idea – thanks. Mielno

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