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Little Asterisk

Although this topic might just go into many of the categories here, I think web-design best describes what was happening at "An Event Apart Minneapolis 2010". Now, if you don't know what An Event Apart is, chances are you don't "do" web development. But if you'd like to find out, I suggest you first visit the An Event Apart website ( https://aneventapart.com/ ).It's a conference run by the same guys who run "A list apart - for people who make websites" ( alistapart.com ) and it's one of the best conferences out there, with some of the best web designers, web developers and content strategy specialists speaking out there, on their stages (including the legendary Jeffrey Zeldman).Now, they don't publish any of their content on line nor they offer DVDs of the conference (since they're so famous in the web-development world they don't have to ) so this series of blog posts from Marc Drummond might come in handy if you want to learn something about what was happening there:http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/, if you have the time, I highly suggest reading his extensive notes from individual presentations: - "Web 2.1" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/07/27/event-apart-minneapolis-notes-jeffrey-zeldman-web-21-medium-comes-age - A presentation by Jeffrey Zeldman about the history and advancement of the web during the years- "User Experience" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/user-experience/2010/07/28/event-apart-minneapolis-whitney-hess-diy-ux-give-your-users-upgrade - Obviously, a talk about User Experience (UX)- "How we make design decisions" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/07/29/event-apart-minneapolis-jared-spool-anatomy-design-decision - Being conscious of how you make design decisions can help improve the quality of those decisions.- "Content Strategy" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/08/09/event-apart-minneapolis-kristina-halvorson-%E2%80%9Cmessage-and-medium-better-conten - People don't come to your site just because it's nicely designed. Content is king.- "Key principles to keep in mind when working on the Web" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/08/12/event-apart-minneapolis-jeff-veen-how-web-works - Web is not print. You need to know what are the important principles of the Web.- "Mobile on my mind" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/07/31/event-apart-minneapolis-luke-wroblewski-mobile-first - Google designs for mobile devices first. The mobile device market will soon overtake desktop computers in internet access. So what are you waiting for? Optimize your sites for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. It will be worth you while.- "Keep things flexible" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/08/10/event-apart-minneapolis-ethan-marcotte-dao-flexibility - Connected to the recent article on A list apart about "Responsive web design" ( http://alistapart.com/article/responsive-web-design ), talks about how we should give a great experience to users regardless of their screen size. If done correctly, it will greatly improve how users experience your site. just go to http://robot-or-not.com/ (for everyone who want to know if someone is a robot... or not) and try resizing the window. Watch the magic happen right in front of you!- "Patterns, Components and code - Oh, my!" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/erin-malone/2010/08/09/event-apart-minneapolis-erin-malone-patterns-components-and-code-oh-my - When do we have to be creative, and when can we stop reinventing the wheel?- "Making forms suck less" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/08/09/event-apart-minneapolis-jeremy-keith-paranormal-interactivity- "Don't forget to be human" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/08/02/event-apart-minneapolis-aarron-walter-learning-love-humans-emotional-interfa - Why to design for robots when humans will be experiencing our sites? We need to make design pleasurable.- "Everything old new again" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/08/05/event-apart-minneapolis-eric-meyer-everything-old-new-again - Eric Meyer, the "king of CSS", talks about some great CSS techniques. You must read this!- "Upgrading the experience" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/-event-apart/2010/08/03/event-apart-minneapolis-dan-cederholm-css3-experience - CSS3 and other new technologies are developing day after day after day. Why not take advantage of that and improve the experience of users browsing with new browsers? Dan Cederholm discusses this.- "What's in your toolbox?" - https://www.marcdrummond.com/dreamweaver/2010/08/04/event-apart-minneapolis-greg-rewis-weaving-modern-web - I didn't read this one, but according to the short description on the blog, Adobe's Greg Rewis (has an excellent category "Taming the web" on tv.adobe.com) discusses how Dreamweaver CS5 helps you in programming with new technologies like HTML 5 and CSS 3.


web_designer

WOW little asterask, this is so interesting and useful. i wonder from where are you getting all these news??

do you have someone to pass you the fire news only for you ??

i really like what you bring us to here. thank you for your hard working and thank you for sharing.


Little Asterisk

WOW little asterask, this is so interesting and useful. i wonder from where are you getting all these news??

do you have someone to pass you the fire news only for you ??

i really like what you bring us to here. thank you for your hard working and thank you for sharing.

 


Thank you web_designer, I do have an insider that brings me all the top news in deed.

 

His name is Twitter! Although I'm actually not "doing" Twitter, there are two guys who I check out for news every now and again:

 

- Smashing Magazine (@smashingmag - not really a "guy" but great links coming), who also deliver great tutorials and articles on smashingmagazine.com

 

- and Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman - as stated above, one of the biggest authorities in the web world), who also publishes some good stuff on zeldman.com.

 

And then, when I find something exceptional and interesting, I remember the Xisto forum and go and post the stuff here. And since I kind of like to write, it's no problem to me to throw in a word or two about what I've published.



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