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A special announcement from Jen Simmons and Eric Meyer.
Anyone building websites nowadays owes a great deal of thanks to Eric Meyer (@meyerweb), both for his contributions to web standards and CSS in general as well as to our community with the books and articles he’s written and the An Event Apart conferences. Along with Jeffrey Zeldman, which I spoke with last month about AEA coming back to Atlanta, I fired up skype and talked a bit about conferences and speaking at conferences with Eric Meyer. Talking with him about what he’s into right now, I got an emphatic “CSS3!”. We can definitely count on Eric to help us sort out the details within CSS3 as we all get deeper and deeper into it. As always he’s actively testing and writing about it for us all. I asked him for a tip on first time talk givers. “The audience is on your side” is what he shared with me, people have come out to hear you either entertain, educate or inspire them so all they want you to do is just that. So you don’t need to apologize, or freak about winning the audience over, they all want you to succeed. Remember that you’re speaking because you have something great to say or share, so bring it! That’s great advice for me personally and one i’ll take into account the next time I get up in front of a group. As with my last post on AEA Atlanta, the lineup looks amazing. Turns out this is a fairly unique lineup for an AEA event, so Atlanta you’re special!
- Sarah Parmenter - @sazzy
- Jason Santa Maria - @jasonsantamaria
- Luke Wroblewski - @lukew
- Andy Clarke - @Malarkey
- Kristina Halvorson - @halvorson
- Jeremy Keith - @adactio
- Aarron Walter - @aarron
- Jared Spool - @JMSPOOL
- Ethan Marcotte - @BEEP
- Jeffrey Veen - @veen
- Eric Meyer - @meyerweb
- Jeffrey Zeldman - @zeldman
In Episode No. 79 of The Big Web Show ("everything web that matters"), host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews CSS guru, Microformats co-founder, O’Reilly and New Riders author, and An Event Apart co-founder Eric A. Meyer (@meyerweb) about upcoming CSS modules in
Eric Meyer has been working on the web since 1993, and has been a huge influence on countless web designers. He joins us for a special episode to share what he’s learned about design after going through a difficult and tragic time in his life.
We talked Flexbox, layouts, his new talk, improving user experience for stressful medical situations, and more.
Eric has been working with the web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and web standards. A widely read author, he is the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting, which counts a wide variety of corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies among its clients. Eric, along with Jeffrey Zeldman, is the co-founder of An Event Apart.
Eric says that accessibility "“is a foundational principle of the web. Like literally the web is built on accessibility. The original specs don’t necessarily call it that, but that’s an organizing principle of the web. And to try to ignore it or overcome it is a lot like trying to paddle upstream”."
Eric talks about accessibility, of course, and semantics, and frameworks, and more! The "web prioritises ubiquity over consistency and a lot of these– there have been a lot of attempts to prioritise consistency over ubiquity."