Elsewhere online, in print or on stage…

Other Upcoming Speaking Engagements

On stage at the 2007 Webmaster Jam SessionMy wife and I are expecting our first baby in March and have a new house that needs a lot of work before the baby arrives so I’m not currently taking on any new speaking engagements. I really love getting up in front of people and talking about what I do, so I’m sure I’ll be looking for speaking opportunities again in the near future. (For some reason every parent I know laughs when I say that.)

If you’re looking for someone to fill a presentation slot at your upcoming web conference or workshop, please let me know.
I’m excited about SXSWi this year. I won’t be speaking, but I’ve been given the opportunity to curate a series of talks about web design as a part of a new workshops concept at this year’s conference. Read about it on the blog.
One of the biggest things I’ve learned from the speaking opportunities that I’ve had so far is that I love speaking to other people who love the web. So if you’re looking for someone to fill a presentation slot at your upcoming web conference or workshop, please let me know.

“Design Pattern Craftsmanship” at Etsy

Book Reviews

I’m extremely humbled by the sheer volume of positive reviews that have been posted about my book. Here are a few of my personal favorites:

  1. Freelance Switch
  2. Notes on Design
  3. 465 Berea St
  4. Maratz.com
  5. Nate Klaiber
  6. Slashdot
  7. Ask Manny Hernandez
  8. Monday by Noon
  9. Technology for Humans
  10. Blog Critics

Twitter, ya Follow?

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Absolutely Scrumdidilyumptious

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design - 2nd Edition

If you are squeamish about choosing colors, feel uninspired by a blank browser window, or get lost trying to choose the right font, then you should check out my book.


See Life Through My Eyes

  • Waiting for a hermit crab to come out of his shell.
  • Perfect day for playing in the tidal pool.
  • Gotta work on our Summer smile faces.
  • Planning future meetup topics with fellow UX nerds involves post-its, lots of post-its.
  • Fun morning with the cousins at The Science Center and Pig Floyd's.
  • These magnets are fun but I wish there was just 1 more.
  • Who needs a splash pad when you have an irrigation system at home?
  • If this moth were a dog, it would probably be a Pomeranian.
  • I don't know why she swallowed the fly.
  • ‪We have kids at work today so @robobeau is a coding polar bear while @lizoot explains how "the robots" (AUI) test our app before release.‬
  • Here, have a seat.
  • Happy birthday, Mollie! Cousin bday pool parties are the best.
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