12 Dec 2011 1 pm eastern

Live Blogging An Event Apart San Francisco

Crowd on its feet at An Event Apart San Francisco

RIGHT HERE I’ll be sharing links, write-ups, and ideas from An Event Apart San Francisco – three days of design, code, and content for people who make websites. Keep watching this space!

  1. A Feed Apart – live tweeting
  2. AEA SF 2011 Notes by Andrew – live blogging
  3. AEA SF 2011: The Responsive Designer’s Workflow: Luke Wroblewski’s notes on the presentation by Ethan Marcotte AKA @beep
  4. An Event Apart: Content First – Luke Wroblewski’s notes on my opening keynote
  5. An Event Apart: Great Responsibility. In his With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility at An Event Apart in San Francisco, CA 2011 Elliot Jay Stocks talked about what matters in effective Web design (hint not new technologies). Notes by Luke Wroblewski
  6. Design Principles – Jeremy Keith
  7. Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid by Wilson Miner
  8. Content page design best practices by Luke Wroblewski
  9. Typograph – Scale & Rhythm This page falls somewhere between a tool and an essay. It sets out to explore how the intertwined typographic concepts of scale and rhythm can be encouraged to shake a leg on web pages.
  10. Now in private beta – Typecast: Design with web fonts, in the browser.
  11. Tim Brown – More Perfect Typography – video
  12. Robustness Principle (Postel’s Law): Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept.
  13. “Software, like all technologies, is inherently political. Code inevitably reflects the choices, biases and desires of its creators.” @adactio
  14. “Solve real problems” is a design principle of the HTML5. You’d be surprised at the number of W3C working groups working on largely theoretical problems.
  15. Metcalfe’s Law: So many people are on Facebook because so many people are on Facebook.
  16. An Event Apart: Design Principles – December 12, 2011 by Luke Wroblewski: In his Design Principles presentation at An Event Apart in San Francisco CA 2011 Jeremy Keith outlined the design principles behind the World Wide Web and how they continue to shape its future.
  17. Respond.js by Scott Jehl on Github. A fast, lightweight (3kb minified / 1kb gzipped) script to enable responsive web designs in browsers that don’t support CSS3 Media Queries – in particular, Internet Explorer 8 and under.
  18. An Event Apart: Dimensions of Good Experience: “at An Event Apart in San Francisco, CA 2011 Alexa Andrezejewski shared ten principles from urban design that provided unique lenses for evaluating and thinking about mobile and web user experience designs.” Luke Wroblewski’s notes on the session.
  19. AEA Playlist on Last.fm
  20. AEA Playlist on Rdio
  21. Stay in the loop! Follow An Event Apart on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, or subscribe to our mailing list.
  22. CSS: Our Best Practices Are Killing Us – Luke Wroblewski reviews Nicole Sullivan’s presentation
  23. Bootstrap – toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites. Includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more.
  24. An Event Apart: A Content Strategy Roadmap: In her presentation at An Event Apart in San Francisco, CA 2011 Kristina Halvorson talked about how to integrate content strategy into a typical web design workflow. Notes by @lukew.
  25. Watch the Madmanimation CSS3 animation demo. (Requires Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or IE10.)
  26. Invision: “UX prototyping made beautiful” via @aarron
  27. Mad Men animated GIFs via @malarkey
  28. An Event Apart: From Idea to Interface: @lukew captures highlights from Aarron Walters’s inspiring presentation.
  29. An Event Apart: A Content Strategy Roadmap: In her presentation at An Event Apart in San Francisco, CA 2011 Kristina Halvorson talked about how to integrate content strategy into a typical web design workflow. Notes by @lukew.
  30. Foundation: rapid prototyping tool (via @aarron)
  31. Design Personas measured in aarron’s talk
  32. FREE YOUR DATA! The Exporter frees liberates your content from Twitter, Gowalla, Facebook, Linkedin, and Google+.
  33. “Content isn’t copy. ‘Content first’ isn’t ‘copy first.’” @halvorson #contentfirst #cs #aea
  34. AEA CONTENT STRATEGY RESOURCES from Kristina Halvorson
  35. Back button predicts failure: clickstreams with one back button. @jmspool
  36. Pro tip: Your Search logs contain the trigger words your pages are missing. Plug the trigger word from your referrer log onto the page it led the user to, and your users will stop using Search. @jmspool
  37. Content chunks are when your editor stays out too late. – @lukew, Day 3
  38. Audience Member: Where do responsive design and mobile first meet? Luke Wroblewski: On Jeffrey Zeldman’s bookshelf.
  39. The Secret Lives of Links: Luke Wroblewski summarizes a brilliant presentation by Jared Spool at AEA San Francisco.
  40. Content First: Luke summarizes the wonderful talk by Kristina Halvorson.

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