March 26, 2009 in Seminars and Events (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - An Event Apart announces the addition of Dan Cederholm, author, Bulletproof Web Design, to the speaker line-up at An Event Apart Seattle and Boston. Cederholm's talk, Implementing Design: Bulletproof A-Z, covers 26 ways to help your interface become more adaptable and work better in more browsers and devices. Dan's session takes place during An Event Apart Seattle, May 4-5 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center and An Event Apart Boston, June 22-23 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
A recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design, Dan co-founded the wine community site, Cork'd, and has worked with Google, MTV, ESPN, Fast Company, Blogger, and Odeo. He embraces flexible, adaptable design using web standards through his client work, writing, and speaking. Author of two best-selling books, Bulletproof Web Design and Web Standards Solutions, Dan also runs a popular blog where he writes articles and commentary on the web, technology, and life.
With rapid changes in the browser landscape, especially Firefox and Safari, Cederholm suggests it's time to reevaluate the industry's methodology and rethink the concept of delivering identical views in every browser. Using "progressive enrichment," Cederholm believes that web designers and developers can take advantage of advanced CSS which works in modern browsers while degrading "nicely" in Internet Explorer.
"I've historically ignored newer technologies until they are ready for the mainstream," said Dan Cederholm, web designer and founder, SimpleBits. "The speed of change in new browser versions has added more support for standards which haven't even been completed yet! It's never been a better time to experiment."
The controversy emanates from not displaying identical design details in every browser - specifically Internet Explorer 6. Cederholm balks at the idea of sticking to visual parity, doing things the same way they have always been done, which in his opinion means the hard way. Dan's talk will inspire web designers to begin experimenting with CSS3 while embracing delivered content that looks different in different browsers yet maintains readability and functionality.
"Web designers and front-end developers will truly benefit from Dan's presentation and exploration of new practices for old standards," said Jeffrey Zeldman, co-founder of An Event Apart. "Dan is one of the smartest, most advanced, and yet most practical designer-developers out there. I never fail to learn from his presentations, and they are as entertaining as they are enlightening."
Join Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Zeldman and special guests like Dan Cederholm at An Event Apart where you will gain a deeper understanding of web standards and best practices, and be inspired by fresh ideas and creative new directions. An Event Apart delivers two days with the greatest minds and hottest talents in web design today. Speakers cover creating the right content and features for your audience, designing pages that are a pleasure to read and use, and beating browsers and web gadgets into submission. Both An Event Apart and its presenters are gung-ho about web design and development. Each speaker has made genuine contributions to the industry and each is a star.
An Event Apart kicks off in Seattle on May 4-5, 2009, followed by Boston, June 22-23, Chicago, October 12-13, and finishing the year in San Francisco, December 7-8, 2009. These two-day events all take place in one room, one track, for a shared and concentrated learning experience multi-track events cannot deliver. To register for the conference, visit the website.
From the makers of A List Apart, An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day conference for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you've been waiting for. Founded by web visionaries Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman, and dedicated to the proposition that the creators of great web experiences deserve a great learning experience, An Event Apart brings together twelve of the leading minds in web design for two days of non-stop inspiration and enlightenment. An Event Apart receives support from A List Apart and Happy Cog.