Category Archive: Conference

News, thoughts, advice & some opinions

Smashing Conference, Freiburg

Day 1: Rachel Andrew: When using CSS grid @support is your friend. Alla Kholmatova: The right design system for you is where you are able to manage the downsides effectively. Michael Riethmuller: A media query does a hard change of a setting at that point. This causes stress points to the design just before and […]

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Patterns Day

A brief summary of the Patterns Day in Brighton Laura Elizabeth: Design systems are hard, that’s why they are only useful to create if the need exceeds the effort. Ellen De Vries: The story is what holds everything together. Sarah Heidani: When adding a new pattern variation to your CSS, ask yourself if that is […]

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Reasons To, London

Reasons To lanyard

A few weeks ago I attended Reasons To in London (February 19, 2016). It was a spur of the moment decision after the cancellation of the Future of Web  Design. The  theme of the day was about doing something you love and keep doing it. Not a revolutionary idea, but an important one to remember […]

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Ampersand Conference

Ampersand Conference pass, 2015

A summary of the conference in Brighton last Friday. Indra Kupferschmid Reading long text encourages continuity. Links in long text should styled, but not in a disruptive way so that it breaks the continuity. The design and layout of pages should give a clear sign of importance and hierarchy of the content. A visitor should […]

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Like minded people

On running a business. It’s hard. It’s fun. It’s keeping a lot of plates spinning at the same time. It brings a lot of questions to which you don’t always know the answer. On going to conferences. You meet other people who do the same thing as you. You share stories and experiences. You discover […]

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The Future is coming

Back in the day you could build a website with a fixed width, test it in a few browsers and view it on a desktop computer. I went to the Future of Web Design conference in London last week and the future is nothing like the past. But then we already knew that. Stephanie Rieger […]

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