AEA Resources: Articles, Links, and Tools From An Event Apart Austin 2014

An Event Apart Austin 2014 is now happening. Enjoy these preliminary links to related articles, media, and tools.


Eventifier: Realtime Archive of An Event Apart Austin 2014 (follow along for show-related tweets and photos)
Twitter Search: #aeaaus (AEA Austin) Hashtag (follow along for show-related tweets)
An Event Apart Facebook
An Event Apart Google+
@aneventapart Twitter feed
An Event Apart 2014 Playlist (for Spotify & Rdio)
An Event Apart Austin 2014 Flickr Photo Group (bookmark this spot to view and share photos)

Session Write-ups

Luke Wroblewski

An Event Apart: Guerrilla Design Tactics

Speaker-Related Links and Resources

Chris Coyier

CSS-TRICKS “How to Use SVG”—A wonderfully huge compendium of rich SVG info. Link after link after link after link of linky SVG goodness, curated by Mr. Coyier himself. Give yourself a few hours to enjoy, and dive in!

Samantha Warren

The Accessible Icon Project
Jayna Wallace’s Moodboards
About Responsive
James Buckhouse’s Story Maps
Style Tiles
Style Tiles and How the work
SXSW Style Tiles (listen)
Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop
Mark Jenkins


CSS Tricks
Creative Market
Method and Craft
Google Apps
Improv & Web Design
SIde Projects

Mat Marquis

Filament Group
The RICG (Responsive Images Group)
Average page size stats
Ericsson Mobility Report (PDF)
Page Weight Matters
72% of responsive sites send roughly the same data to mobile and desktop users
71% of people expect websites to load almost as fast or faster on their phones (PDF)
Adding 160KB of images to a page increased bounce rate by 12% on mobile devices
Responsive Images: How they Almost Worked and What We Need
Proto-RICG brainstorming
The RICG at the W3C
Responsive Images and Web Standards at the Turning Point
Bandwidth MQ: we don’t need ’em
RICG Use Cases
Explaining SRC-N
`picture` mk. III
`picture` in the WHATWG spec
RICG Use Cases
Element Query Use Cases
Picturefill on GitHub
Picturefill on RICG
`srcset` and `sizes`
Responsive Images: Use Cases and Documented Code Snippets to Get You Started
So, You’re Writing a Responsive Images Script
A Hackathon Where 2G-Era Tech Is King

Sarah Parmenter

True Social Metrics: Social Media Analysis
Crazy Egg: Visualize Your Visitors

Luke Wroblewski

Mo’ Pixels, Mo’ Problems - Dave Rupert

Jason Grigsby

Compuware APM
Compuware Performance Management
Real World Responsive Web Design Performance, Take 2
Brad Frost: Mobile-First Responsive Web Design
Respond.js on Github—a fast and light polyfill for min/max-width CSS3 Media Queries (for IE 6-8 and more)
Jeremy Keith: Windows mobile media queries
Github: Hilament Group: Ajax Include Pattern
Cloud Four Blog: Off-Canvas Menu Plugin
Cloud Four Blog: Behavioral Breakpoints
Cloud Four Blog: A framework for discussing responsive images solutions
A List Apart: Mat Marquis: Responsive Images — How They Almost Worked And What We Need
Eric Portis: Srcset and sizes
Scott Jehl: Picturefill Polyfill
Smashing Magazine: Picturefill 2.0 – Responsive Images and the Perfect Polyfill
Scott Jehl: Picturefill: User Prefs
Filament Group: Compressive Images
Retina Revolution
Github: a-font-garde
Leaving Pixels Behind: A Workflow for Designers (slide presentation)
Sitepoint: Accessible SVG Tips
Cloud Four Blog: Media Queries in SVG Images
Cloud Four Blog: Eight Guidelines and One Rule for Responsive Images

Josh Clark

The Multi-Device Landscape

The new multi-screen world study
People swap devices 21 times an hour
Sequential Messaging is Advertising’s Next Great Leap Forward
In praise of boring objects
Putting magic in the mundane
Apple iOS 8 Continuity
Apple Carplay and Android Auto
Android Wear
Android Nearby

Code and Software Prototypes

Happy Together: tap music, maps, URLs, photos, text from phone to computer: (video on Vimeo) | (source code on Github)
Grab Magic: (video on Youtube)  | (video on TED)
Chess via WebRTC
Google Deep Shot

Devices and Services

Myo Armband
Leap Motion
LG HomeChat
Internet-enabled Crock-Pot (!!)

Jeffrey Zeldman

Understanding Web Design
Art Directors Club: Global Awards and Club
Stanford White Murder
Stanford White
Murder of the Century
Kindle Edition: Ragtime (novel by E.L. Doctorow)
Wikipedia: Ragtime (novel by E.L. Doctorow)
Webby Awards
1997 Interview with Tiffany Shlain (
The Web at 25 (W3C)
Milton Glaser Bob Dylan (Google saved search)
Milton Glaser
Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces
Rosewood (font) - Typekit
Louis Armstrong
Miles Davis (official site)
Miles Davis (Wikipedia)
John Coltrane

Whitney Hess

The Flux Report (PDF)

Kate Kiefer-Lee

Nicely Said
Voice and Tone (MailChimp)
Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Vernacular Eloquence by Peter Elbow
Editorially’s terms of service, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license
Automattic’s terms of service, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license
MailChimp’s legal policies
Macmillan Cancer Support
Gov.UK’s style guide