I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

Andy Clarke’s presentation at @media 2007 was concerned with international styles in web design, some interesting questions arose. I was interested in why designers felt that they needed to conform to an international design style rather than adapting regional traditions in design to the web. For example would an Italian designer look to adapt Giovanni […]

@media2007: Hannah Donovan: For Example… (Part one)

Hannah Donovan is Head Creative at London based Last.fm, the online music recommendation site. Last.fm has been in the headlines following its acquisition by CBS. I thought Hannah was the most refreshing and to-the-point speaker at the event. The audience quickly warmed to her when she used a rude word to describe MySpace. The presentation […]

@media2007: Nate Koechley: High Performance Web Pages

This was a presentation for developers rather than designers so I was expecting a lot of information to go over my head, it did, but enough has stuck to write a short post. Nate Koechley is a Yahoo! frontend engineer and designer based in San Francisco. The bulk of his presentation was based around a […]

@media2007: Joe Clark: When Web Accessibility is not your problem

Joe Clark is the author of Building Accessible Websites and is a former member of The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). He was dismissed from the working group for The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). He has since criticised WCAG 2.0 in the article To Hell with WCAG 2.0, and has formed WCAG Samurai, […]

@Media2007: Tantek Celik: Microformats, Building Blocks, and you

There has been a buzz about Microformats for over a year now, but until recently I was still confused by the concept. I had no idea how they could be implemented effectively and I was unsure of their relevance. The Microformats website is also rather academically written, and lacks the clear non-technical language that we […]

@Media 2007: Jason Santa-Maria – Diabolical Design: The Devil is in the details

Jason is a well known and influential designer working for Happy Cog, the studio run by Jeffrey Zeldman. Zeldman is the author of Designing with Web Standards, a book that has been pivotal in the conversion of many designers from structuring pages with tables, to using standards compliant CSS layouts. Jason’s design has had a […]

@media 2007

Last week I attended @Media 2007, a yearly event for Web design and development professionals with many respected and well known speakers. This year’s event took place at The Business Design Centre in Islington. Over the next few posts I will outline the key presentations, themes, and opinions that I felt were most important and […]