Friday, July 23rd, 2010
I went back to the bay for the Voices that Matter: Web Design Conference. This was by far one of the best conferences I’ve attended because of the variety of topics. Topics included User Experience, HTML5, CSS3, Ordering Disorder, Content Analysis, Microformats, Designing with Progressive Enhancements, Designing for Social Networks, Experiencism, Web Typography, Building High Performance Websites, Mobile Web and a special website critique with Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think. Also, what made this conference so great was the HTML5 NOW workshop led by Tantek Çelik. Super cool guy without the rock star attitude. What can I say, geeks get along with geeks.
Voices That Matter did a very good job of covering a wide variety of topics to make sure to include every aspect of web design and development. Even including the much neglected topic of content stategy presented by Colleen Jones. The speakers were very knowledgeable in their area of expertise.