9th April 2019As a reply to Andy Bell's "Break out of the echo chamber" blog post, I've delved into some of the thoughts I've been having for a while about silos and rifts within the web industry.
29th March 2019Building websites is hard. Let’s explore the creation of a component from start to finish, in the context of an exaggerated reality where projects aren’t flawless.
16th February 2019These are the notes I took in reflection of an Agile training session I attended. It included a couple of interesting activities that showed how hard it is to get everything right and how it's just about trying to keep improving.
29th January 2019Looking back at New Adventures, I'm not sure where to start. By saying it was a great conference? Of course it was. The previous NA Conf was 6 years ago and back then I couldn't afford to go to conferences that far away, so I jumped at the chance to go to the one conference that everyone would always talk about. It was as good and better than I expected. But no, it almost feels like telling people how good the conference was is not the right thing to do...
29th January 2019Did anyone at New Adventures read the blurbs for each talk? I didn't. I hadn't even noticed that until the last talk... Ethan Marcotte, who everyone knows for Responsive Web Design was surely going to talk about making websites right? Wrong. Well, right but in a different way. Ethan showed everyone the right way of using privilege.
29th January 2019Naz gave a talk at New Adventures that really got to the core of diversity in all sense of the word. It was a very good talk and unfortunately I was preserving my battery so the notes do not cover half of the interesting points Naz made.
29th January 2019Helen Joy gave a great talk about inclusive design, full of brilliant explanations for why it is is important and how to get better at it. But there were a couple of stories she told that I will not forget easily, both stories were about mechanics. Here are my notes of Helen's really interesting talk.
29th January 2019Ashley explained all kinds of mistakes she had made and things she learned only through hindsight. It was fascinating and I have so much respect for her, running a business is hard for anyone but could you imagine trying to run an insurance business with no investment and expect to take on the massive corporations? Here are my notes of the talk.
29th January 2019Brendan Dawes is one of those people that you are probably not going to forgot once you've met him or seen his work. His talk was wonderful and very inspiring, here are the notes I wrote but I'm sure I missed some bits as I was busy buying some parts for my own little project!
25th January 2019One of the underlying themes at New Adventures 2019 was the idea of multi-disciplinary teams and designing for everyone. Below are some notes I took while watching Jessica talk about working together in better ways.