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@media 07 – Design and Development in Equal Measure

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

I’ll probably write some more coherant thoughts later, but suffice to say I think this year’s @media was pretty good. I enjoy it as a chance to meet like minds and discuss ideas, this year I found myself really grooving on the presentations too. Possibly it’s ideally pitched at my eclectic skillset.

On the design side, I really enjoyed Jon Hick’s Creative Sponge talk, which was a great summary of pulling together diverse inspirational elements and a nice insight on his creative process. Jason Santa Maria’s Devilish Details talk was a great look at core design principles. Mark Boulton’s Typography presentation was a look at type through a martial arts lense.

Over in the development world Dan Webb’s Javascript talk included a few nice details (including one very tasty testing and debugging tool) and Nate Koechley did a sterling job on high performance sites.

I got to catch up with a few folks. Special shoutout to Simon Mackie, one of my old colleagues from glasshaus who was over here representing Sitepoint (and who provided me with an elegant orange T-Shirt).

2 Responses to “@media 07 – Design and Development in Equal Measure”

  1. Simon Mackie noted:

    Hey Matt, was good to catch up! Hopefully see you again at another shindig soon :-)

  2. Matt noted:

    It was like old times!

    Yeah, I’ll try and make sure it’s not four years before we meet up again.

    Good to see you guys new Javascript book, by the way, looks like a nice entry level pitch.