An Event Apart Seattle - Day 3 Notes

Designing For Touch

Josh Clark

There is no one true input for the web

Designing for touch

  • touchscreen layouts
  • gestures
  • discoverability
  • phooey to touch
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Posted on April 2, 2014  |  Permalink

An Event Apart Seattle - Day 2 Notes

The Long Web

Jeremy Keith

Built a website for irish folk music that has been running for over 10 years. gone through 3 redesigns, and using technologies that will last another 10 years

Open Device Lab - testing your stuff on multiple devices
not one in Houston

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Posted on April 2, 2014  |  Permalink

An Event Apart Seattle - Day 1 Notes

Understanding Web Design

Art Directors club example. Judging. Didn’t actually look at websites. Looked at commercials

“We had this conversation 10 years ago”

“It’s interactive if it’s on the internet”

The mystery or web design

Designed the Batman forever website
Fixed width 400x300 pixels

Web design is like typography
Web design is like architecture

Web design is the creation if digital environments that facilitate…

Secret of great design is details

A great website makes interaction easy

Guides you
Can be invisible or in your face

Empathy is a designers chief virtue

We are all evangelists

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Posted on April 2, 2014  |  Permalink


“What I cannot create, I do not understand.”
Posted on August 3, 2013  |  Permalink


“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.”
Posted on April 20, 2013  |  Permalink
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