High-Noon Shoot-Out: Design vs. Implementation

A session at @media 2007

Two thoroughly clued-up and experienced web pros become devil’s advocates. At what point should we stick solidly to web standards, accessibility, and other “best practices” at the expense of design or business goals? The first of two mini-presentations will argue that design always wins, no matter how implemented. The second will argue that implementation always wins, sacrificing design wherever necessary. Who will be the last man standing? Can either side inflict a fatal shot?

About the speakers

This person is speaking at this event.
Simon Collison

Designer, Fictive Kin partner, and New Adventures organiser. Speaker at design events, occasional writer, frequenter of airports. Thoroughly nice chap.

This person is speaking at this event.
Drew McLellan

Lead developer on Perch CMS and publisher of @24ways. Occasional music and conference photographer. Relearning how to ride a bike.

Coverage of this session

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

@media 2007

England England, London

7th8th June 2007

Tell your friends!

Short URL


Official event site


View the schedule



Books by speaker

  • CSS Mastery
  • Web Standards Creativity
  • Beginning CSS Web Development

See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session