An Event Apart https://www.aneventapart.com/ en-us Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:04:58 -0700 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:04:58 -0700 Meet the Speaker: Erin Casali https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/meet-the-speaker-erin-casali Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/meet-the-speaker-erin-casali

Erin Casali, an expert on getting better feedback, joins An Event Apart co-founder Jeffrey Zeldman for a special interview in the latest installment of our Meet the Speaker series. Erin is a first-time AEA speaker at our upcoming Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 conference. Tune in Thursday, September 23 at 12pm ET here on this post, Facebook, or YouTube.

Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 is a three-day online web design conference with an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more—featuring 15 in-depth sessions, Q&A with the speakers, special after-hours sessions, resources, and more. You'll get deep insights into where we are now and where things are going next. Join us online October 11–13. See the full Fall Summit 2021 agenda and register now.

And don’t miss out on our September specialPurchase a Fall Summit 2021 three-day pass during the month of September and receive a free copy of Eva PenzeyMoog’s new ebook, Design for Safety.

Join us for our next Meet the Speaker interview with accessibility research and design expert Regine Gilbert on Tuesday, September 28. And see the full schedule of Meet the Speaker interviews for more!

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Meet the Speaker: Hui Jing Chen https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/meet-the-speaker-hui-jing-chen Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:00:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/meet-the-speaker-hui-jing-chen

CSS expert Hui Jing Chen joins An Event Apart co-founder Eric Meyer for a special interview in the latest installment of our Meet the Speaker series. Hui Jing is a first-time AEA speaker at our upcoming Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 conference. Tune in Tuesday, September 21 at 12pm ET here on this post, Facebook, or YouTube.

Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 is a three-day online web design conference with an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more—featuring 15 in-depth sessions, Q&A with the speakers, special after-hours sessions, resources, and more. You'll get deep insights into where we are now and where things are going next. Join us online October 11–13. See the full Fall Summit 2021 agenda and register now.

And don’t miss out on our September specialPurchase a Fall Summit 2021 three-day pass during the month of September and receive a free copy of Eva PenzeyMoog’s new ebook, Design for Safety.

Join us for our next Meet the Speaker interview with Erin Casali, an expert on getting better feedback, on Thursday, September 23. And see the full schedule of Meet the Speaker interviews for more!

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Meet the Speaker: Eva PenzeyMoog https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/meet-the-speaker-eva-penzeymoog Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:00:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/meet-the-speaker-eva-penzeymoog

Ethical tech expert Eva PenzeyMoog joins An Event Apart co-founder Jeffrey Zeldman for a special interview in the first installment of our Meet the Speaker series. Eva is a first-time AEA speaker at our upcoming Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 conference. Watch it here on this post, on Facebook, or on YouTube.

Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 is a three-day online web design conference with an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more—featuring 15 in-depth sessions, Q&A with the speakers, special after-hours sessions, resources, and more. You'll get deep insights into where we are now and where things are going next. Join us online October 11–13. See the full Fall Summit 2021 agenda and register now.

And don’t miss out on our September specialPurchase a Fall Summit 2021 three-day pass during the month of September and receive a free copy of Eva PenzeyMoog’s new ebook, Design for Safety.

Join us for our next Meet the Speaker interview with CSS expert Hui Jing Chen on Tuesday, September 21. And see the full schedule of Meet the Speaker interviews for more!

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Meet Our New Fall Summit Speakers https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/meet-our-new-fall-summit-speaker-series Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:45:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/meet-our-new-fall-summit-speaker-series We can’t wait to share fifteen enlightening and inspiring sessions with you at An Event Apart Online Together: Fall Summit 2021, October 11–13. Our speakers are among the smartest and most innovative in the industry, and Fall Summit 2021 features five experts who’ll be speaking at AEA for the first time.

Get to know each of our new speakers by joining AEA co-founders Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer for a series of special interviews this month. Each interview will be aired on the AEA website, Facebook, and YouTube.

Fall Summit 2021 Meet the Speaker Interview Series Schedule

  1. Eva PenzeyMoog

    Fall Summit talk: “Justice, Safety, Compassion: Contributing to the Ethical Tech Paradigm Shift

    Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman

  2. Hui Jing Chen

    Fall Summit talk: “Our Stylish Future

    Hosted by Eric Meyer

  3. Erin Casali

    Fall Summit talk: “The Craft of Feedback

    Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman

  4. Regine Gilbert

    Fall Summit talk: “Data and Sound

    Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman

  5. Tom Greenwood

    Fall Summit talk: “Zero Waste Web Design

    Hosted by Eric Meyer

And don’t miss out on our September Special:

Purchase a Fall Summit 2021 three-day pass during the month of September and receive a free copy of Eva PenzeyMoog’s new ebook, Design for Safety.

By registering for the three-day event, you’ll not only enjoy inspiration and instruction from fifteen of the industry’s top experts, you’ll also receive a copy of Eva’s new ebook to help you build better, safer digital products from the start.

Don’t miss out—see our detailed three-day schedule and register today!

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Announcing Fall Summit 2021 “After Hours” Special Events https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/fall-summit-2021-after-hours Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:01:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/fall-summit-2021-after-hours As An Event Apart Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 draws closer, we’ve added even more content to inspire you. In addition to fifteen sessions from the industry’s top experts, we’re excited to announce “After Hours” conversations at the end of each conference day:

Monday, October 11: A Conversation with Kristina Halvorson

Join Kristina Halvorson and host Eric Meyer as they talk about why content strategists never appear on “UX hero” lists, the role you can play in forging connections between silos, cultivating inclusivity and diversity in the content design community, being true to yourself, and much more, including answering questions from the attendees.

Tuesday, October 12: A​ Conversation​ With Mike Essl

Legendary designer ​Mike Essl ​and co-host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss graphic design, Essl’s inspiring web and print design work, his portfolio and career highlights, and what it’s like to be Dean at The Cooper Union ​School of Art. Come for the stories, stay for the inspiration.

Wednesday, October 13: Fall Summit 2021 Wrap-Up with Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer

These two web veterans and AEA founders look back on Fall Summit 2021 — talking about the themes that emerged and how they came together. Eric and Jeffrey will share the moments that got them the most excited, and offer ideas and resources for further learning after the event.

Attending An Event Apart will energize your creativity and increase your value to your teammates, employers, and clients. With three days filled with expert sessions, community networking and sharing, and six months to re-watch the entire conference on demand, Fall Summit 2021 is the ultimate AEA Online Together experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take your career to the next level. Check out the Fall Summit 2021 three-day schedule and register today!

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September Special: Free eBook when you register for Fall Summit 2021 https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/free-ebook-when-you-register-for-fall-summit-2021 Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:07:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/free-ebook-when-you-register-for-fall-summit-2021 An Event Apart Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 is just over a month away, and we’re excited to share a very special offer:

Purchase a Fall Summit 2021 three-day pass during the month of September and receive a free copy of Eva PenzeyMoog’s new ebook, Design for Safety.

By registering for the three-day event, you’ll not only enjoy inspiration and instruction from fifteen of the world’s top experts; you’ll also receive a copy of first-time AEA speaker Eva PenzeyMoog’s new ebook to help you build better, safer digital products from the start.

From the publisher, our sister company, A Book Apart:

“How will our product hurt people?” As web workers, we don’t often ask this question—but we should. Too often, we design for idealized circumstances, even though our users bring a range of complicated personal dynamics to every interaction. When we fail to explicitly design for vulnerable users, we unintentionally prioritize their abusers.

Eva PenzeyMoog explains how even the most well-intentioned design can be weaponized for interpersonal harm. Through poignant, all-too-common examples, Eva demonstrates how to identify a design’s potential for abuse, how to avoid and mitigate the damage, and how to bake safety into every step of the design process. We can’t build good digital products unless we recognize that our users’ safety, and lives, are at stake.

In addition to all the valuable insights in Eva’s new book, you can also see her session, Justice, Safety, Compassion: Contributing to the Ethical Tech Paradigm Shift, and many more at Fall Summit 2021, October 11–13.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take your career to the next level. Check out our detailed three-day schedule and register today.

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Presenting the Fall Summit 2021 Agenda https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/presenting-the-fall-summit-2021-agenda Thu, 19 Aug 2021 10:39:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/presenting-the-fall-summit-2021-agenda Online Together: Fall Summit 2021 features fifteen in-depth sessions, each followed by a live, moderated Q&A session with the speaker, plus a special session at the end of each day.

In addition to longtime AEA veterans including Jen Simmons, Sarah Parmenter, Preston So, Jason Grigsby, and Sara Soueidan, and more, we’re thrilled to welcome first-time AEA speakers Erin Casali, Hui Jing Chen, Regine Gilbert, and Tom Greenwood.

See the agenda and meet the experts

Spanning the spectrum from climate-conscious development to design beyond the screen, and from advanced CSS to inclusive design and development, this three-day online web design conference will give you deep insights into where we are now, and where things are going next.

Attending An Event Apart inspires your creativity, adds to your skill set, and increases your value to your teammates, employers, and clients. With three days filled with expert sessions, community networking and sharing, and six months to re-watch the entire conference on demand, Fall Summit 2021 is the ultimate AEA Online Together experience.

Don’t miss out—see our detailed three-day schedule and register today!

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Announcing Fall Summit 2021! https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/announcing-fall-summit-2021 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:11:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/announcing-fall-summit-2021 Fifteen years ago, when table layouts and Flash-based design still permeated the web, we put on our first An Event Apart conference. Over 90 conferences later, we’re still at it — bringing together leading designers, developers, and thinkers, and watching them set the direction for our entire industry, with innovative and sometimes profound ideas in web and interaction design.

Today, we’re excited to announce our next online event — An Event Apart Online Together: Fall Summit 2021, coming to a device near you October 11–13. Fall Summit 2021 features fifteen in-depth sessions, each followed by a live, moderated Q&A session with the speaker, plus a unique special session at the end of each day.

Even better, to celebrate our 15th year, we’re offering a special discount: save 15% on three-day passes in the month of June with promo code AEA15. That makes our 2021 Fall Summit just $892.50 for three full days of inspiration and instruction from the world’s top experts. And that’s not all: you’ll have on-demand access to all the sessions, handouts, and resources for a luminous six months after the event is over.

Attending An Event Apart inspires your creativity, adds to your skillset, and increases your value to your teammates, employers, and clients. Fall Summit 2021 is the ultimate AEA Online Together experience. But, hurry. Our 15% discount ends after June 30. So don’t miss out — register today!

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Articles, Links, and Tools From Online Together: Spring Summit https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/resources-from-spring-summit-2021 Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/resources-from-spring-summit-2021 “The State of the Web” (Jeremy Keith)

In this perspective-setting talk, we’ll go on a journey to the past, present, and future of web design and development. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and by the end, you’ll be ready to make the web better.

Apollo 8

Hypertext

The World Wide Web

NASA

“Frameworks: Do They Really? And For Whom?” (Scott Jehl)

Popular tools and frameworks exist to address these situations with smart, reliable patterns, but they come with their own costs. Where is the line at which we should use these tools, and how can we use them without compromising our performance, resilience, and accessibility?

“How to Understand CSS” (Rachel Andrew)

We do CSS and our own productivity a disservice if we continue to take a piecemeal approach to the language. By learning the key elements that underpin this system, you will find that the rest of CSS falls into place.

“Beyond Variables” (Miriam Suzanne)

In this session, Miriam will start with some simple experiments to demonstrate how CSS variables work, explore a wide range of practical use-cases, and then push them to the limit… and beyond.

Technical Details & Docs

Articles & Tutorials

More from Miriam

“HTML with Superpowers” (Dave Rupert)

The web has matured in the last 5 years and it might be time to start looking at how the Web’s native component system can give our HTML super powers.

“PWAs Five Years On” (Ire Aderinokun)

PWAs are truly installable, reliable, and capable. In this talk, we’ll look at how PWAs have matured over the years and just how capable they’ve become.

Talks

Capable

Reliable

Installable

“Modern Tools, Modern Layouts, Modern Web” (Morten Rand-Hendriksen)

From paper sketches to full-fledged web experiences, you’ll discover new ways of thinking about web layouts and new opportunities to do things previously thought impossible.

Live code samples

Documentation

Articles, videos, etc

Esoterica

“Inclusive Design Systems” (Derek Featherstone)

An accessible design system is the single most under-utilized leverage for creating accessible products. Incorporate accessibility really well into your design system and your product is primed for success.

“High-Impact User Research” (Cyd Harrell)

If you can show your stakeholders engaged users coping with challenges in real time, you can generate a whole new level of impact for UX.

“Habits of the Cross-Cultural Designer” (Senongo Akpem)

If we want to effectively design for modern, multicultural audiences, we have to be willing to challenge our usual strategies and processes. But what are the core actions of the cross-cultural practitioner?

“Broadening Your Design Vision: How DIBs Can Make You a Better Designer” (Sharon Steed)

In a time of global remote work, the tools learned from DIBs can be used for more than just better connecting with your teammates; they are also essential to you being more effective in creating, marketing and selling products.

“Semantics to Screen Readers” (Melanie Richards)

How does markup become something that screen readers (for example) can understand and interact with on behalf of the user? Together we’ll dive into how assistive tech integrates with the experiences that you create.

How This Works

Accessibility APIs
Accessibility API Mappings
Accessibility Tree
Text Interfaces
Events

Testing

Checkers and Linters
Manual Testing
Some Screen Reader Actions to Try
  • Read line by line
  • Read continuously from a point
  • Jump by headings, landmarks, and links
  • Search the page
  • Interact with tables using table commands
  • Jump by form field
  • Interact with all interactive elements
  • Testing any changes in content or context
Testing with Users

Bug Sleuthing

Mappings
Debugging Tools
Browser Dev Tools
Desktop OS API Debuggers
Where to Report Bugs

Miscellaneous

Browser Rendering Engine Documentation

Image Credits

“That’s Great, but How Do I Convince My Boss?” (David Dylan Thomas)

It’s one thing to know what your organization should be doing, but that’s not always enough to convince the people who sign the checks. How do you get them on board?

Websites

Books

Podcasts

Video

Slack

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If you enjoyed this video, you’re in luck—Eric and Jeffrey will be hosting another session just like this one at the end of our next event, Online Together: Spring Summit, April 19–21.

With three days of expert sessions, community networking and sharing, and a full year to re-watch the entire conference on demand, Spring Summit is the ultimate AEA Online Together experience. Check out the Spring Summit schedule and register today.

Can’t wait for Spring Summit? You can purchase on-demand access to all the Fall Summit sessions, Q&A recordings, and more.

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A Live Interview with Rachel Andrew and Jeremy Keith https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/a-live-interview-with-rachel-and-jeremy Thu, 11 Mar 2021 12:15:00 -0800 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/a-live-interview-with-rachel-and-jeremy An Event Apart co-founder Eric Meyer joins Spring Summit speakers Rachel Andrew and Jeremy Keith in this special live interview. Tune in above to hear a lively discussion about their book HTML5 for Web Designers, 2nd Edition, a preview of our next event, Online Together: Spring Summit, and more.

And don’t miss out on our March Special—receive a copy of Rachel’s and Jeremy's ebook, HTML5 for Web Designers, 2nd Edition, with a purchase of a Spring Summit three-day pass during the month of March.

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“After Hours” special events added to Spring Summit agenda https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/spring-summit-after-hours Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:00:00 -0800 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/spring-summit-after-hours As An Event Apart Online Together: Spring Summit draws ever closer, we’re adding more and more content to inspire you. In addition to fifteen sessions from the world’s top experts, we’re excited to announce we’ve added special “After Hours” events to the end of each conference day.

Monday, April 19: Getting to Senior in UX with Cyd Harrell

This informal talk draws on Cyd’s extensive mentoring experience to show you how to take the career step from mid-level to senior. You’ll hear how to structure your resume and portfolio, handle internal politics, and more—all with live extended time for your questions and Cyd’s answers.

Tuesday, April 20: ShopTalk Show LIVE with Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert

Be part of a special live edition of the ShopTalk Show podcast. Hosts Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier will take questions from attendees, riff on conference sessions, and much more. As Chris and Dave warned us, things you're likely to experience include bad jokes, hot drama, strong opinions, and weird takes.

Wednesday, April 21: Spring Summit Wrap-Up with Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer

To close out both Wednesday and Spring Summit as a whole, co-founders Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman will look back on the conference, reflecting on the themes that emerged and how they came together, sharing the moments that got them the most excited, and offering ideas and resources for further learning after the event.

Attending An Event Apart will energize your creativity and increase your value to your teammates, employers, and clients. With three days filled with expert sessions, community networking and sharing, and a full year to re-watch the entire conference on demand, Spring Summit is the ultimate AEA Online Together experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take your career to the next level. Check out the Spring Summit three-day schedule and register today!

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March Special: Register for Spring Summit and Get a Free eBook https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/march-special-register-for-spring-summit-and-get-a-free-ebook Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:54:00 -0800 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/march-special-register-for-spring-summit-and-get-a-free-ebook An Event Apart Online Together: Spring Summit is only a month away, and we’re excited to share a very special offer from AEA. Purchase a Spring Summit three-day pass during the month of March and receive a copy of Rachel Andrew and Jeremy Keith’s ebook, HTML5 for Web Designers.

By registering for the three-day event, you’ll not only enjoy inspiration and instruction from fifteen of the world’s top experts, you’ll also receive the newest edition of this groundbreaking book.

From the publisher, our sister company A Book Apart:

Harness the power of this essential evolving spec with help from Jeremy Keith and Rachel Andrew. Brush up on syntax and updated elements, and get ready to work with responsive images, microformats, and microdata. Through clear, practical examples, you’ll be up to speed in no time.

A lot has changed since this little book was first published. Cowritten and introduced by Rachel Andrew, the second edition highlights exactly how to implement those changes. From wrangling JavaScript APIs to revisiting the canvas and managing rich media, this updated original continues to be the perfect primer.

It’s like a quadruple espresso shot, with up-to-date HTML knowledge instead of caffeine. Combined with the jolt from three days of code, design, and content, you’ll have a buzz that will last for months!

Don’t miss the opportunity to take your career to the next level. Check out our detailed Spring Summit three-day schedule and register today.

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A Live Interview with Dan Cederholm https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/a-live-interview-with-dan-cederholm Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:30:00 -0800 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/a-live-interview-with-dan-cederholm An Event Apart co-founder Jeffrey Zeldman joins Dribbble co-founder and past AEA speaker Dan Cederholm in this special live interview. Tune in above to hear their lively discussion about Dan’s book, Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community, a preview of our next event, Online Together: Spring Summit, and much more.

And don’t miss out on our February Special—receive a copy of Dan's ebook, Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community, with a purchase of a Spring Summit three-day pass during the month of February.

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2021 Predictions for UX and Front-End Experts https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/2021-predictions-for-ux-and-front-end-experts Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:37:00 -0800 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/2021-predictions-for-ux-and-front-end-experts We’ve collected 15 predictions from past and future speakers into a single PDF for your reading pleasure, and have included a list of some of their favorite links and tools, to boot.

From Ire Aderinokun to Aarron Walter, you’ll hear new perspectives and informed insights on topics as varied as sustainability, CSS Grid, trust in content, privacy, frameworks, social concerns, web components, container queries, and much more. (Which, as anyone who’s been to one of our events knows, is a little like attending one of those events.)

Download our 2021 Predictions PDF today. And, if you want to dive deeper, join us April 19–21 for our next AEA event, Online Together: Spring Summit. We’d love to see you there!

Download PDF Now Learn more about Spring Summit

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February Special: Register for Spring Summit and Get a Free eBook https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/register-for-spring-summit-and-get-a-free-ebook Wed, 03 Feb 2021 11:30:00 -0800 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/register-for-spring-summit-and-get-a-free-ebook Recently, we shared the full schedule for our next online event, An Event Apart Online Together: Spring Summit, and now we’re excited to share a very special offer from our good friend (and past AEA speaker) Dan Cederholm.

Purchase a Spring Summit three-day pass during the month of February and receive a copy of Dan Cederholm’s eBook, Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community.

By registering for the three-day event, you’ll not only enjoy inspiration and instruction from fifteen of the world’s top experts, you’ll also receive Dan’s eBook filled with easily digestible takeaways for designers, community builders, and creative business leaders.

From the author:

“After retiring from co-founding Dribbble, I reflected on 20 things I'd learned over the course of a decade designing and creating a community for creative folks. Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community is a fun ebook that collects those thoughts along with some arguably artistic doodles.

I like to think about this book as a “mini-memoir with mid-century aesthetics.” Bring it on your next flight and gain some insights from a designer-turned-accidental-entrepreneur and the important lessons learned along the way.”

And, as a special bonus, Dan is offering a 25% discount* on everything at simplebits.com! Use promo code APART when checking out.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your career to the next level. Check out the Spring Summit three-day schedule and register today!

*No AEA purchase necessary, no expiration, limit one-time use per customer.

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Presenting the Complete Online Together: Spring Summit Agenda https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/presenting-the-complete-online-together-spring-summit-agenda Mon, 01 Feb 2021 11:13:00 -0800 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/presenting-the-complete-online-together-spring-summit-agenda We’re excited to share the agenda for Online Together: Spring Summit, a three-day web design conference coming to a device near you April 19–21.

Over the course of three jam-packed days, Online Together: Spring Summit will feature 15 in-depth sessions, each followed by a live, moderated Q&A session with the speaker, plus a unique special session at the end of each day.

You’ll learn about advanced CSS from Rachel Andrew and Miriam Suzanne, inclusive and cross-cultural design from Derek Featherstone and Senongo Akpem, web components and PWAs from Dave Rupert and Ire Aderinokun, user research from Cyd Harrell, and much, much more.

See the agenda

Attending An Event Apart will energize your creativity and increase your value to your teammates, employers, and clients. With three days filled with expert sessions, community networking and sharing, and a full year to re-watch the entire conference on demand, Spring Summit is the ultimate AEA Online Together experience.

Don’t miss out—see our detailed three-day schedule and register today!

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Announcing An Event Apart Online Together: Spring Summit 2021 and our biggest discount ever! https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/announcing-spring-summit-2021-discount Wed, 09 Dec 2020 12:17:00 -0800 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/announcing-spring-summit-2021-discount Well, the end of 2020 is finally drawing near, and we’re looking forward to whatever 2021 brings our way. So much so, that we’ve already started digging in on the planning for our next online event—An Event Apart Online Together: Spring Summit, coming to a device near you April 19 – 21, 2021.

And since it is the holiday season, we’ve decided to offer our biggest discount ever: 21% off Three-Day Passes. That makes our 2021 Spring Summit just $829.50 for three full days of inspiration and instruction from the world’s top experts! And that’s not all: you will have on-demand access to all the sessions, handouts, and resources for one year.

All you have to do to claim this holiday discount is register for a three-day pass, and enter the code OURGIFTTOYOU during checkout. (And just between us, this discount also applies to three-day on-demand passes for our 2020 Fall Summit.)

This offer is only valid in 2020, so celebrate the coming of 2021 with 21% off.

Register today

And from everyone here at AEA, to you and yours, our warmest wishes for happy holidays and a brighter new year.

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Articles, Links, and Tools From Online Together: Fall Summit https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/resources-from-fall-summit Sun, 25 Oct 2020 12:00:00 -0700 Eric Meyer https://www.aneventapart.com/news/post/resources-from-fall-summit “I Am So Very Tired of Terrible Content” (Kristina Halvorson)

An entertaining tour of Very Bad Content in 2020 with Kristina, with tips on how to prevent your content from being featured in her next earth-scorching talk.

Latest thinking

Important milestones

Hangouts

Books

Background

Listening

“User Preference Design” (Sarah Parmenter)

As scary as it seems, it’s time we put a little more control into our users hands, rather than limiting the web to a one-size-fits-most school of thought.

“Truths and Myths About Animation in our Work” (Val Head)

In this session, Val will cover common assumptions around UI animation and how understanding each assumption—whether a myth or a truth—can impact your work.

“Dissecting the ‘Name-Brand’ CSS Conventions” (Miriam Suzanne)

A look at what CSS naming convention systems have in common, where they differ, and how they are informed by CSS itself.

Web Platform

CSS & The Cascade

CSS Conventions

CSS in JS

Other Resources

From Miriam

“Modern CSS Tips and Tricks” (Una Kravets)

CSS is evolving at a rapid pace, and with the market share of browsers now being widely evergreen, our ability to use modern techniques is growing too.

Technologies

Post CSS Plugins

“Habits of the Cross-Cultural Designer” (Senongo Akpem)

If we want to effectively design for modern, multicultural audiences, we have to be willing to challenge our usual strategies and processes. But what are the core actions of the cross-cultural practitioner?

“Designing Beyond Websites: What is Dead May Never Die” (Cheryl Platz)

By embracing new frameworks for modeling human experience and a multidevice perspective, our products can adapt to human needs in the moment, as opposed to forcing adaptations upon us.

My book on multimodal and cross-device experience design, Design Beyond Devices - 15% off all pre-orders!

Background articles

More about the CROW storytelling framework

Reference materials on working with specific interaction modalities

“Design for Cognitive Bias” (David Dylan Thomas)

Users’ minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless—even helpful. But what happens when they’re not?

Websites

Books

Podcasts

Video

Slack

“Remote Meetings That Get Us Back to Work” (Kevin M. Hoffman)

Companies around the world are adapting to business as usual in a distributed culture. For better or worse, that adaptation seems to have carried with it an increase in meetings. Having good remote meetings carries all of the challenges of in-person meetings plus additional layers.

Articles and Websites

Software and Tools

Mural Examples

Remote Guitar Lessons

How would we live without…

Kevin’s Book

“Applied Accessibility: Practical Tips for Building More Accessible Front-Ends” (Sara Soueidan)

Sara shares some frustrations, many lessons learned, and a lot of practical tips and tricks for building accessible front-end foundations that you can take and apply in your own projects right away.

“Practical Ethics for the Modern Web Designer” (Morten Rand-Hendriksen)

We need an ethics for our industry, of that there is little doubt. But how do we make it happen? How do we incorporate ethics into our design and development work?

“The Dawn of Design Engineering” (Adekunle Oduye)

What are the specific steps we can take to promote the practice of design technology within our organization?

“Truly Portable Design Patterns” (Jason Grigsby)

A demonstration of how close we are to the promise of design systems by showing how components can flow through our design tools and development frameworks and what challenges remain to be solved.

Our experiment

Web components and design systems

Design

Content Management Systems

References

“Mind the Gap” (Luke Wroblewski)

With data informed insights, “live” redesigns, and more, Luke will give you the tools and information you need for successful user journeys.

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