AEA Resources: Articles, Links, and Tools From An Event Apart Seattle 2015

An Event Apart Seattle has ended—but the educational opportunities linger on.


A Feed Apart
An Event Apart Facebook
An Event Apart Google+
@aneventapart Twitter feed
Twitter Search: #aeasea (AEA Seattle) hashtag
Eventifier: An Event Apart Seattle 2015
A list of lovely sketchnotes by Kong Wee Pang
An Event Apart: Key Takeaways from a Web Designer by Stephanie Stimac
7 Things I learned from An Event Apart, Seattle 2015 by Jed

Speaker Links and Resources

Brad Frost

Atomic Design: The Book

Tim Brown


Typekit: Source Sans
Typekit: Adelle
Marcin Wichary: Death to Typewriters


Dan Mall on performance budgets
“Performance is the new validation.” — Jeremy Keith @ 33:36
Nathan Ford: Adventures in Dynamic Subsetting
Font Family Reunion compatibility tables
Typekit blog: Custom language subsetting options
8 Faces issue #8
Bram Stein on font loading at Webfontday @ 9:29
Spritz reading
Luke Wroblewski: Switch between reading and listening
Walter Ong: Orality and Literacy


Method of Action: Kerntype, by Mark MacKay
John Downer’s Proportions and Hierarchies workshop
Tobias Frere-Jones
Typekit Practice: Selecting typefaces for body text, by Tim Brown
Typekit Practice: Getting the most out of type specimens, by Aura Seltzer
A Book Apart: On Web Typography, by Jason Santa Maria
Typographica: Type Reviews
Klim Type Foundry: Design Information
The State of Web Type, by Bram Stein
The Shape of Design, by Frank Chimero
Flippant, by Nathan Ford
Clay in a Potter’s Hand, an essay by Jan Tschichold


Five Simple Steps: A Pocket Guide to Combining Typefaces, by Tim Brown
Fonts In Use
Ethan Marcotte: Sizing the legible letter
Chris Coyier: Font size idea
Modular Scale calculator, by Scott Kellum and Tim Brown
Molten Leading
Inside Paragraphs, by Cyrus Highsmith
Single-direction margin declarations, by Harry Roberts
Deriving layout from your typeface, by Nathan Ford


Setting type with Sass maps, by Robin Rendle
Susan Robertson: Creating a type style guide
Progressive enhancement matrix
Font events at Typekit
Type rendering mix


Bret Victor, Inventing on Principle
Universal Typography demo, by Tim Brown

Samantha Warren

The Accessible Icon Project
Story Maps
Style Tiles
Style Tiles and How They work
Using keynote for prototyping
Using Macaw for prototyping
Tracking time with Harvest
Sharing Docs in Google Apps
Sharing with Slack

Jeremy Keith

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain) by Alexis Madrigal
The Heliocentric View of the Solar System by Nicolaus Copernicus
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Information Management: A Proposal by Tim Berners-Lee
A Dao Of Web Design by John Allsopp
Designing With Web Standards, 3rd Edition, by Jeffrey Zeldman with Ethan Marcotte
CSS Zen Garden by Dave Shea
How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand
Shearing Layers
Ship of Theseus
Architectural Design Values
An Essay on W3C’s Design Principles by Bert Bos
Progressive Enhancement is still important by Jake Archibald
Sigh, JavaScript by Dan Mall
How many people are missing out on JavaScript enhancement? by Peter Herlihy
Government Service Design Manual
Postel’s Law
What The Web Is And Is Not by Joe Hewitt
“Sites” vs “Apps” by Chris Coyier
World Wide Web, The Project by Tim Berners-Lee
Do Websites Need To Look The Same In Every Browser? by Dan Cederholm
Cutting The Mustard by Responsive News
The Pastry Box by Scott Jehl
Support vs. Optimization by Brad Frost
Future Friendly
Line Mode Browser

Jen Simmons

The Web Ahead
Demo for this talk
Code for this talk
Space Jam
Microsoft’s 1994 homepage
BBC News Politics 97
The September Issue
Can I Use
Adobe’s CSS Shapes Gallery at CodePen
CSS Shapes Extension for Chrome
Tutorial on how to use the CSS Shapes Extension by Razvan Caliman (who created it)
The Web Ahead 81: Changing the Shapes with Sara Soueidan
Vote for Shapes - Microsoft
Vote for Shapes - Mozilla
Microsoft’s Resource for Knowing What Works Now
Jen’s Experiment with Viewport Units
CSS Trick’s Complete Guide to Flexbox
Flexbox running on Chrome Dev Site
Rachael Andrew on CSS Grid
Mark Boulton on The Web Ahead
Nathan Ford’s article on layout
Karen McGrane’s Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content
Bill Cunningham New York

Jason Grigsby

Can I Use: Picture
Coyote catches the Road Runner!
A framework for discussing responsive images solutions
Use Cases and Requirements for Standardizing Responsive Images
How the Browser Pre-loader Makes Pages Load Faster
Srcset and sizes
Don’t use <picture> (most of the time)
When to use <picture> for resolution switching
Using WEBP/JPEG 2000/JPEG-XR/APNG Now With Picturefill and Modernizr
image-set(): The Forgotten Responsive Images Spec
Can I Use: image-set
MDN <resolution>
Retina Display Media Query
Sensible jumps in responsive image file sizes
Drupal 8 Picture Module
WordPress RICG Responsive Images Plugin
Spreadsheet of image resizing services
Responsive Images in Practice
Built-in Browser Support for Responsive Images
Native Responsive Images

Kevin M. Hoffman

Play Nintendo
Understanding Context by Andrew Hinton
Accelerate! by John Kotter
Livia Labate on the Marriott Responsive Redesign, Responsive Design Podcast
Ryan Shafer on the MTV Responsive Redesign, Responsive Design Podcast (launches on April 6, 2015)
The Future is Podular by Dave Gray
Interviewing Users by Steve Portigal
Humble Inquiry by Edgar Schien
Meetings: The Canary in the Culture Coal Mine by Kevin M. Hoffman
The Value Proposition Design Canvases and Companion
New DOT Rules Make Flying Easier for Passengers with Disabilities

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