The Dao of Web Design Revisited

A session at Web Directions South 2011

Thursday 13th October, 2011

1:45pm to 2:35pm (EST)

In 2000, when the web was less than half the age it is now, when the concept of web standards was still not much more than an ember carefully nurtured by a small group of practitioners who might fairly have been called fanatics (and less charitably, but just as accurately, lunatics), John Allsopp wrote “A Dao of Web Design”.

Little did he know, and even less can he believe, that more than a decade later, an eon in internet years, it is still widely quoted by some of the web’s most well known and respected practitioners, and considered by some to be a seminal text in web design.

So, ten years later, what does John now think about his thesis, and his suggestions for developers? In a world of highly fragmented user experiences, across all manner of screen sizes and input modes, what now seems hopelessly naïve? What if anything, stands the test of time. And what, if anything, new has John learned as he has continued to develop with web technologies over the last 10 years.

Come and listen as John revisits a Dao of Web Design.

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John Allsopp

Author (Developing with Web Standards), developer (Style Master), Web Directions organizer, great grandfather of RWD http://johnfallsopp.com bio from Twitter

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Time 1:45pm2:35pm EST

Date Thu 13th October 2011


BigPicture Track, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

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