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April 24, 2006 – December 21, 2016
Thanks. Love. Goodbye.
One of the highlights of the year was lecturing for the first time at a conference. In this case, CSS Dev Conference at San Antonio, TX. Basically, I decided to take some advice and take a chance. After sending my proposal, I was shocked and thrilled to be selected via anonymous vote in July.
Of course, getting the talk ready was even harder than the waiting. It took months of writing and editing and practice. But I was able to get it together and delivered it a small audience at the conference on October 17, 2016. This talk was about UX, coding, and forms. However, it was peppered with things that I’ve done during the last ten years at CDG/Innate.
That said, I want to thank my fellow co-workers – including Lisa Crotty for her advice, Brian Schlansky for his time and his ear while prepping the talk, and Scott Adams (company CEO) for letting me do one final practice in front of the company for a much needed warm-up.
I also want to thank the other speakers at the conference in helping me not only relax but also giving me advice for speaking not just for the first time but also their experiences in giving lectures as well.
And finally, I want to thank Christopher Schmitt, Ari Stiles, and Elizabeth Moore in helping me make my first-time experience as a lecturer a wonderful and memorable one. It means so much when for years I was attendee, to be not only speaking but giving back to the community that I respect.
Thank you all 🙂
About a year ago, I wrote a blog post about responsive design. But instead of the usual techniques, I decided to describe it with three terms – Constraints, Content, and Context.
A year later, these three terms are more relevant than ever, especially Context. I am thinking about re-editing the post for brevity but the main points will remain.
Update (12/9/2016): Innate republished the blog post today (thanks!) and it will be the source of a new lecture sometime in mid/late 2017. *fingers crossed*
Update: OK, someone found out that I was two days off. Oh well. Still a long time! 🙂
In our efforts to be cutting edge, we (front end developers) have made one of the biggest revolutions in human history, the mobile revolution, based on the concept of information being free, open, and democratic into something else: undemocratic, siloed, and tribal.
And we have ourselves to blame.
So. What are we going to do about it?
When did it become acceptable to deny content, based on certain criteria, because it was inconvenient?