Jonathan Snook joins us and talks about SMACSS, writing, workshops and more! Listen to hear about how Jonathan took an idea and expanded that idea into a book and series of workshops. Also find out his take on how to keep material fresh and interesting when you repeat information for different groups of people. To round things out, we’ll also ask Jonathan to tell us about when things at a conference went way unexpected and how he came out of that unscathed.
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Ever wonder what it’s like to run a workshop? Speaking all day comes with a new set of rewards and challenges, find out more about those as Stacey Mulcahy joins us on the podcast. We’ll talk about how public speaking differs between all day workshops versus an hour-long talk. We’ll also talk about what makes a workshop successful, how to plan one, and how to come up with topics to speak about.
Stacey Mulcahy is a Microsoft Technology Evangelist for Windows 8. She’s also really into physical computing – working with the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and the Arduino.
Stacey has spoken at over 45 events on a variety of topics that range from technical to workflow and process. Stacey has spoken at conferences like FITC in Toronto, Vancouver and Amsterdam, Reasons to be Creative, and Halifax Pop Explosion.
Mat Marquis, chair of the W3C Responsive Images Community Group, sits down with Zeldman to discuss guidelines for responsive images in multi-device design. The two web designers discuss the history, theory, and multi-leveled challenge of responsive images, the path to standardization, and what browsers will do next.
The goal of a “responsive images” solution is to deliver images optimized for the end user’s context, rather than serving the largest potentially necessary image to everyone. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been quite so simple in practice as it is in theory.
Andy Budd is a veteran of the UX field, as one of the founding partners at Clearleft and author of CSS Mastery. We talk about his start into UX Design, the role of a formal education for UX Designers, as well as some UX ethical issues, and the difference between UX and UI Design.
Ethan Marcotte is the man who brought the concept of responsive design to the web from the world of architecture.
We would think that, in order to achieve such a feat, Ethan would have to know his tools inside and out just to begin to use them to manipulate the world around him.
But is that the case? How much do we need to know about our tools in order to produce something remarkable?
Jeffrey Zeldman is the godfather of web design. His role in promoting web standards to the community has been instrumental in advancing the way we build and view websites today. But his job is to be a designer. So how do you recognise something that needs to be done and then decide that you are the person to do it?
Jeffrey takes us through his decision making process that has led to him developing A List Apart, An Event Apart and A Book Apart, as well as hosting The Big Web Show, managing his design agency and writing books about web design. Then we talk about the importance of giving something back to the community to ensure longevity.
This week our question comes from one of our subscribers, Ellis Taylor.
Ellis replied to last weeks newsletter and asked about best practices when it comes to loading in additional content at various breakpoints.
This week we welcome freelance UX consultant, Jenn Downs to the show. Jenn shares what she’s learned since her first talk and how she got started speaking. (She even wrote an article about it, too.) She tells us how important it is to watch yourself on video even if it sounds like the hardest thing ever, and how she got over her fear of public speaking to get up on stage.
For the past 6 years, Jenn Downs swung her way through the jungle at MailChimp from support to tech writing to UX Design Research. But in January of 2014 she was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug and left MailChimp to start a family business. She is now the Business/Tech Manager for Carpenter Koby Downs in Atlanta. Never one to only do one thing at a time, Jenn is also a freelance UX and email marketing consultant and a mentor for Code for America. Outside of being web nerd, Jenn is also a songwriter and plays bass and guitar in a few bands in Atlanta.
This is an interview with Josh Clark to talk about the future of mobile. We had a chance to get him into our recording studio to talk shop about mobile software, and user experiences when he was visiting our campus.
The web is no longer fixed width. Designs are more malleable than ever because of fluid grids, media queries, and everything else that comes with responsive web design. This makes using static photoshop comps as a deliverable unmanageable. Design workflows inevitably have to change and adapt as the way we design for the web evolves.
In his virtual seminar, Responsive Web Design Workflow, Stephen Hay outlines how his workflow has changed in the face of new design processes. He believes that taking a content first approach is instrumental to working with fluid designs. This allows you to mold the design around the content instead of trying to fit the content into a fixed design.
The audience had a bunch of great questions during the live seminar. Stephen joins Adam Churchill for this podcast to answer some of those questions.
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