Notes From An Event Apart Austin: Lara Hogan

And now more notes from An Event Apart Austin… Lara Hogan, Senior Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy (my fav!), presented “Designing for Performance,” and she’s just plain great. (I mean, she celebrates career achievements with donuts.) She got big laughs for her “four and horse stars” story of the time Etsy accidentally replaced their half-star with little horse…

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Notes From An Event Apart Austin: Ethan Marcotte

More notes from An Event Apart Austin… Ethan Marcotte (@beep) presented “Laziness in the Time of Responsive Design” and full disclosure: It wasn’t about being lazy overall, but was all about getting things setup now up front to let you be lazy later. Definitely good sense! On laziness: “Embrace laziness in responsive design” through layout, navigation, & animation.  Frameworks…

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Notes From An Event Apart Austin: Karen McGrane

I’m home and (sort of) recovered from Automattic‘s Grand Meetup (#a8cgm), so back to my notes from An Event Apart Austin… Karen McGrane presented “Content in a Zombie Apocalypse” and dropped some knowledge on us about WYSIWYG and the ridiculousness of web-paper (PDFs). On WYSIWYG: “I’m kind of like the President of the WYSIWYG Haters Club.”…

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Notes from An Event Apart Austin: Jen Simmons

Next up at An Event Apart Austin (October 5) was Jen Simmons, designer and host of the weekly podcast, The Web Ahead, with: Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts. All I can really say about her presentation is: Wow! I learned so much and have so many things I want to try out now. I looooove looking at…

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Notes from An Event Apart Austin: Yesenia Perez-Cruz

Next in line at An Event Apart Austin (October 5) came Yesenia Perez-Cruz, a Philadelphia-based designer, with: Design Decisions Through the Lens of Performance. Notes I took/tweeted and some of my favorite live-tweets by others during her presentation follow. On starting a new project: She says don’t forget to focus on performance. One example of why it’s important: Amazon…

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Notes from An Event Apart Austin: Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey Zeldman, co-founder of An Event Apart, kicked off An Event Apart Austin (on October 5) with: The Fault, Dear Brutus (or: Career Advice From a Cranky Old Man). Notes I took/tweeted and some of my favorite live-tweets by others during his presentation follow. On getting into work on the web: “I was excited about the…

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