A Philosophy of Restraint

A session at ESAD Web Talks 2012

Thursday 31st May, 2012

5:00pm to 5:45pm (LMT)

With a wealth of ideas and tools at our disposal, we often muddle our messages and complicate our code. We appreciate that less is usually more, yet stuff our sites to the bursting point, failing to be economical with what we have. We must know when to stop, and when to throw things out. We should embrace simplicity and subtlety, and exploit the invisible. Through timeless lessons and practical examples, learn how reduction and restraint can improve communication, emotion, and experience in our designs, with a philosophy applicable to every aspect of the systems we produce.

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Simon Collison

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

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Time 5:00pm5:45pm LMT

Date Thu 31st May 2012

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

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