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

  • Our kitchen is still a shapeless void but electrical work starts today. First steps: remove old wiring and cut a trench in the slab for the island power.
  • Rollin’ into this hump day like...
  • Adelyn invented ear muffs today. We live in Florida, so she wasn’t aware that they were already a thing.
  • Good morning, Chicago! Snuck in a sightseeing jog out to the Navy Pier before the 7am start of Elevate.
  • Shiver me timbers!
  • Lots of great internal lighting talks this afternoon, one of which involved a rowdy game of “name that A11Y checklist issue”.
  • Every time I hear @heywren speak, I learn something new. Thanks for teaching us to solve better problems and reminding us that, “usability is hygiene”.
  • Photo
  • The summit after party, after party crew. Planning to go for a 3mi run before we get started tomorrow.
  • ‪Today, I met my remote colleagues for the 1st time, enjoyed talks from @erova & @russu, participated in a half-day workshop with @brownorama, and that’s just day 1 of the @Paylocity UX Summit. Time for some games!‬
  • Amazing talk at @cm_orlando this morning from @jonbusdeker about community, storytelling, and exploring the city.
  • Half slice.
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