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HOW Slides: Web Design For Non-Web Designers


Last week I presented at the HOW Design Conference Denver, CO. Our??objective for HOW was to present well-formed technique, design??solutions and inspiration to designers looking to work online. The??challenge at hand being to convince a packed room of talented yet??overstimulated pro’s that the web is not as complicated/different as??they are often led to believe. As promised, I have posted the Web Design For Non-Web Designers presentation online. (That was the link right there)

HTML5 was selected as the presentation engine because it was seemingly the right time to do so. A lot of designers/developers were inspired by the HTML5 slides built by Marcin Wichary & Ernest Delgado, our goal was to add some web fonts and make it look nice.??Over the years I have used Powerpoint, Keynote and Flash to build out often elaborate presentations, but now I am quite content trying to push the HTML5 & JavaScript slides as far as possible. If there is continued interest I can post more information about building the presentation itself.

On the way back from Denver, I made some additions to the slides:

  • Removed the PDF links, replacing them with Shadowbox.js galleries.
  • Quickly added a print.css file, which means it will look nice when you hit print.
  • Enabled the display of inline notes, just hit the 2 key (on a slide with notes).
  • Cleaned up the copy a bit, added more resource links.
  • Trimmed down the file size a bit. There is always room for more optimization.

The HOW Design Conference is a force for good, and I don???t often say such things about big conferences. The attendees, speakers (and yes sponsors) are a humble & talented group. Huge thanks to the folks at HOW and everybody who stopped me to say hello and talk shop.

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Chopping Block Space Age Print


Design of choppingblock.com circa 1998. Part of the Chopping Block series of “identity crisis” designs. This one borrows from graphic language dating back to the golden age of manned spaceflight.

All digital prints are produced and printed on archival Moab Rag Bright white and the weight is 190 GSM. The size is 11″x17″. The run will be limited to 100 copies and will be numbered as they are shipped.

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