things we learned

lessons from working in the design and web development business

September 22, 2012
by Oliver Beckenhaub
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“The Future of Content Management” – Notes from Rachel Andrew’s Talk at Smashing Conference in Freiburg

Everybody hates Content-Management-Systems (CMS). Clients love to do a little bit of web design. Bigger logo, comic sans – The web designer says no. But when the client says »I want to edit my site in MS word« – The … Continue reading

September 22, 2012
by Oliver Beckenhaub
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“The Spirit of the Web” – Notes from Jeremy Keith’s Talk at Smashing Conference in Freiburg

What is the web? The web means something different to different people. Ask 10 people and everybody will tell something else. The web is agreement. The web is files, urls, http and more all working together. The web is files … Continue reading

September 22, 2012
by Holger Bartel
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“Styleguides are the new Photoshop” – Notes from Stephen Hay’s Talk at Smashing Conference in Freiburg

Andy Clarke already said it in his talk in 2009: Come up with new workflows Design in the browser Photoshop is impractical for responsive design mockups Problems with Photoshop comps Design changes are time-consuming Too much manual work Image editor … Continue reading

September 22, 2012
by Holger Bartel
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“Beyond Media Queries” – Notes from Brad Frost’s Talk At Smashing Conference in Freiburg

Principles of Adaptive Design “What’s under the Christmas tree in two years? That’s what we’re designing for today.”– Brad Frost Ubiquity “The things we don’t know are more important than the things we do know. Design for the future.” Flexibility … Continue reading

September 20, 2012
by Tom
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Smashing Conference, Freiburg, Germany, September 2012

The first Smashing Conference was the second »web« conference I attended. Having talked with Vitaly Friedman and Marc Thiele at last year’s »Beyond Tellerrand«, it was a no-brainer to attend the debut of Smashing Magazine’s conference. I was sure that … Continue reading