10 Jun 2008 1 pm eastern

Video: Eric Meyer on generated content

Live onstage at An Event Apart New Orleans, web design conference co-founder and CSS expert Eric Meyer explains why the W3C’s recommendation to allow browsers to insert quotation marks doesn’t actually make a whole lot of sense.

Includes audio transcription. Shot by Bonnemaison of Baltimore, MD. Edited by Ian Corey.

[tags]aneventapart, video, ericmeyer, css[/tags]

Filed under: An Event Apart, Design, Standards

12 Responses to “Video: Eric Meyer on generated content”

  1. Jason Armstrong said on

    Rule to live by: “If it’s important, it should be in the content.” (Check the quotes ;-)

  2. Damjan Mozetič said on

    Amen to that, Mr. Armstrong. It’s quite staggering how many accessibility issues can pop up if you’re not careful with css. This is something I must learn to pay more attention to in the future.

  3. Steven Cavins said on

    Video from Event Apart? Fantastic! Where can I find more?

  4. Matthieu Fauveau said on

    Dear Jeffrey,

    You must provide us with the videos or DVDs of an event apart, please. Most of us who can’t attend to the event will pay for it. No doubt about that.
    Come on, don’t let us miss all that great stuff because we live outside the United States, please.

    Did I say please ?

    Kindly,
    Matthieu.

  5. Greg said on

    Careful what you wish for, the W3C making sense would be like crossing the streams.

  6. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Video from Event Apart? Fantastic! Where can I find more?

    Steven: Thanks for your enthusiasm! We’ll be posting more at aneventapart.com quite soon.

    You must provide us with the videos or DVDs of an event apart, please. Most of us who can’t attend to the event will pay for it. No doubt about that. Come on, don’t let us miss all that great stuff because we live outside the United States, please.

    Matthieu: Thanks for your interest! Bonnemaison of Baltimore captured An Event Apart New Orleans — two 9.5 hour days of peace, love, and HTML — on multiple high-definition widescreen cameras and direct sound. The footage their talented staff of videographers captured is absolutely brilliant.

    But compiling a full-length DVD or video of the event would be a massive task. Just putting the first few very short clips together took a few weeks of editorial finessing: choosing the right camera angle at the right time, and so on. A full-length production would take months and a big budget. Plus, if we wanted to go for it, we’d need to get all our speakers on board.

    Eric and I are aware of and grateful for people’s continuing interest in this possibility, and we’ll keep thinking about whether or not such a project is feasible. Thanks!

  7. Matthieu Fauveau said on

    Glad to know that you guys are thinking of it. Maybe putting some of the conferences into audio would be easier ? I know some php conferences do that, it’s not as good as seeing a video of course, but still, could be a faster way of putting an event apart to a more worlwide audience.

    My two cents ;)

  8. Shane said on

    I echo Steven’s enthusiasm.

    I also agree with Eric’s comments about generated content. What’s more, it’s great to actually see the guy for the first time.

    Andy Clarke seems like a cool dude too!

  9. Josh Stodola said on

    I, too, would love to be able to see more videos from Events Apart. No need to over-edit; content is king.

  10. Peter Magellan said on

    …and good for you for using Vimeo rather than YouTube. Far superior, and they could do with the exposure. Way to go.

    Oh, and amen to the requests for DVDs. In PAL format, of course… :-)

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