9 Jul 2012 12 pm eastern

An Event Apart Austin 2012

FOLLOW THE ACTION at An Event Apart Austin – three days of design, code, and content for people who make websites, now taking place in Austin, TX.

A Feed Apart

Just the tweets.

Content First

“In his opening keynote at An Event Apart in Austin, TX 2012 Jeffrey Zeldman talked about the need to keep content front and center in websites and the web design process.” Enjoy Luke Wroblewski’s notes on my presentation, “Content First.”

Responsive Design Workflow

“In her presentation at An Event Apart in Austin, TX 2012 Sarah Parmenter talked about the changes responsive web design requires of web designers.” Enjoy Luke Wroblewski’s notes from her talk on “Responsive Design Workflow.”

On Web Typography

Jason Santa Maria “outlined the current state of web fonts and how to approach typography online.” Luke Wroblewski’s notes on the talk.

Mobile To The Future

My notes on Luke Wroblewski’s AEA Austin presentation.

Content Strategy Roadmap

“In her Content Strategy Roadmap presentation at An Event Apart in Austin TX 2012 Kristina Halvorson talked about how to integrate content strategy into a typical web design workflow.” Enjoy Luke Wroblewski’s notes from her talk.

Rolling Up Our Responsive Sleeves

In this presentation, Ethan Marcotte walks through ways to tackle thorny issues in responsive design layouts, media, advertising, and more. Here are Luke Wroblewksi’s notes on the talk.

The Spirit of the Web

“With the explosion of web-enabled devices of all shapes and sizes, the practice of web design and development seems more complex than ever. But if we can learn to see below this overwhelming surface to the underlying web beneath, we can learn to make sites not for specific devices but for the people using them. This presentation will demonstrate how tried and tested principles like REST and progressive enhancement are more important than ever. By embracing the spirit of the web, you can ensure that your websites are backwards compatible and future friendly.” – Jeremy Keith

Bringing A Knife to a Gunfight (1)

All the links from Andy Clarke’s amazing AEA Austin presentation.

Bringing A Knife to a Gunfight (2)

“Andy Clarke talked about the changing processes in web design and shared a number of tools and techniques that can help designers make transition to a more modern workflow.” Luke Wroblewski’s notes from the talk.

The Real Me (1)

At An Event Apart in Austin TX 2012, Aarron Walter shared why having a personality and story matters for companies. Notes by Luke Wroblewski.

The Real Me (2)

Articles and books cited in the Aarron Walter talk; compiled by AW himself.

Conference Photos

Enjoy the Flickr pool of photos from the three-day web design conference event now being held in Austin, TX.

Watch this space!

More to come.

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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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10 Dec 2011 6 pm eastern

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas: An Event Apart San Francisco, Palace Hotel, Dec. 12-14

HERE I AM at the Palace on Market Street for another thrilling installment of An Event Apart.

An Event Apart San Francisco features twelve great speakers and sessions. Following the two-day conference comes an intense learning session on Mobile Web Design led by Luke Wroblewski (author, Web Form Design).

Starting Monday, December 12, 2011, follow the live Twitter stream on A FEED APART, the official feed aggregator for An Event Apart.

Hum along to the interstitial AEA Playlist on Last.fm or Rdio.

Stay in the loop! Follow An Event Apart on Twitter or Facebook, or subscribe to our mailing list.

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23 May 2010 11 am eastern

A Feed Apart 2.0

A Feed Apart

As promised, a super-hot update to A Feed Apart, the official feed aggregator for An Event Apart, is up and running for your web design conference pleasure. You can now tweet from inside the application, and can even arrange meet-ups and make other social connections there.

Must-read: Designer Ali M. Ali talks about the interface design.

Steve Losh did back-end programming.

Nick Sergeant and Pete Karl created the original A Feed Apart and led the redesign effort.

If you can’t attend the sold-out show, which begins Monday, May 24, you can follow the live Tweetage from the comfort of your cubicle.

Enjoy An Event Apart Boston 2010 on A Feed Apart.

Filed under: A Feed Apart, A List Apart, An Event Apart, Boston, Community, conferences, content, content strategy, creativity, CSS, Design, Designers, Education, eric meyer, events, Happy Cog™, HTML5, interface, launches, Standards, Tools, twitter, User Experience, UX, Web Design, Zeldman

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22 May 2010 9 am eastern

Boston Bound

Plane travel versus train travel, that sort of thing.

Morning finds me bound by train for Boston, capital of Massachusetts, land of Puritans, patriots, and host of the original Tea Party. Center of high technology and higher education. Where the John Hancock Tower signs its name in the clouds, and the sky-scraping Prudential Tower adds a whole new meaning to the term, “high finance.” Beantown. Cradle of liberty, Athens of America, the walking city, and five-time host to An Event Apart, which may be America’s leading web design conference. (You see what I did there?)

Over 500 advanced web design professionals will join co-host Eric Meyer and me in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for two jam-packed days of learning and inspiration with Dan Cederholm, Andy Clarke, Kristina Halvorson, Jeremy Keith, Ethan Marcotte, Jared Spool, Nicole Sullivan, Jeff Veen, Aarron Walter, and Luke Wroblewski.

If you can’t attend the sold-out show, which begins Monday, May 24, you can follow the live Tweetage via the souped-up, socially-enriched, aesthetically tricked out new version of A Feed Apart, whose lights go on this Sunday, May 23. Our thanks to developers Nick Sergeant, Pete Karl II, and their expanded creative team including Steve Losh and Ali M. Ali. We and they will have more to say about the project soon. For now, you can always read our 2009 interview with Nick and Pete or sneak a peek on Dribbble.

There’s also a Flickr photo group and an interstitial playlist, so you can ogle and hum along from your favorite cubicle or armchair.

See you around The Hub or right here on the world wide internets.


Filed under: A Feed Apart, An Event Apart, better-know-a-speaker, Boston, Community, conferences, content, content strategy, creativity, CSS, Design, engagement, eric meyer, events, glamorous, HTML5, Ideas, industry, Information architecture, interface, Standards, State of the Web, The Profession, W3C, Web Design, Web Standards, XHTML

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20 May 2010 12 pm eastern

Something’s coming

Could be!
Who knows?
There’s something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.


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