Articles Tagged ‘sketchnotes’

LWS is 5 – Less on CSS and More on CSS!

This month was a very special meetup for London Web Standards – it’s 5th birthday celebrations! Yes, it’s hard to believe that 5 years ago in October three guys met up in a North London pub to talk about the web. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Imogen Levy baked us a massive 7-layer London Web Standards Cake (British Bake-off contender next year 2013 for sure). Imogen, thank you so much (from all of the LWS Organisers)!

It was also a big LWS for me personally, as I took the stage to talk about a pet topic of mine: Less, Sass and CSS Pre-processors. Gotta say, I had a lot of fun and got some really great questions and comments from the audience. I’ll definitely do it again.

So, the sketchnotes service is at half capacity today, it being quite hard to do sketchnotes of my own talk. The notes this month are of Peter Gasston’s talk on The CSS of Tomorrow, covering future specs that will bring some of the features from Less/Sass to CSS, and hugely improve the way we layout websites (finally!).

My Talk – CSS Pre-Processors: 21st Century CSS (HTML slides)

Peter Gasston The CSS of Tomorrow

My Sketchnotes from Peter’s Talk

The CSS of Tomorrow - Peter Gasston

The CSS of Tomorrow – Peter Gasston

Thanks again to everyone involved, we truly celebrated LWS’s birthday in style.

Sketchnotes from LWS Print

September’s London Web Standards Meetup featured UX designers and developers bringing print to life with their tales of making web apps for the FT (Matt Andrews) and an iPad app for The Week (Harry Brignall). Sketchnotes are below.

Sorry it’s not much of a write-up (and a month late) but better late than never.

London Web Standards Semantic Web

Last night was London Web Standards’ Semantic Web event with Mischa Tuffield and Jarred McGinnis talking about RDF standards, SPARQL, how it all works and how it works in the real work in the mainstream press.

Here’s my sketchnotes from both presentations

Sketchnotes of Mischa Tuffield at LWSSemantic

Sketchnotes of Mischa Tuffield at LWSSemantic

Sketchnotes of Jarred McGinnis at LWSSemantic

Sketchnotes of Jarred McGinnis at LWSSemantic

Sketchnotes from The Big M 2012 at Bath Digital Festival (Open Mic 13)

Yesterday, I went to Bath to learn about the latest in mobile development from some of the best people in the industry. We had talks from network operators, people who interact with developer advocates, how to make money from apps, digital media distribution, the future of the mobile web and talks about good web apps and responsive web design.

I took sketchnotes throughout the day and inked them up earlier. They were started in pen, hence being a bit rough around the edges (my FOWD set is still the high water mark personally), but have a look.

My thanks again to James Parton, Tom Hume, Keiran Gutteridge, Thayer Prime, Karen Barber, Rick Chapman, PPK, Phil Archer and Laura Kalbag for such great talks, and to Chris and Mike for putting on the event.