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

An in-progress compendium of links, resources, and information from the speakers at An Event Apart DC.


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Speaker Links and Resources

Yesenia Perez-Cruz

HTTP Archive Grunt Performance Budget How to make a Performance Budget by Dan Mall Designing for Performance by Lara Hogan More Weight Doesn't Mean More Weight by Scott Jehl WebPageTest ImageOptim

Jen Simmons

The Web Ahead Demo for this talk Code for this talk The Original 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 Opera Mini Multicolumn layout in the wild: Tim Berner's Lee article "Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets," NYTimes Magazine Cover Sheet example 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 Gridset Karen McGrane’s Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content Bill Cunningham New York

Cassie McDaniel


"The Quiet Death of the Major Relaunch" by Jared Spool Aaron Walter, "Personality in Design" by Aaron Walter Morecambe and Wise sketch Son House "Grinnin in your face" Stephen Colbert's heartfelt send off for Jon Stewart

Design singularity

"The modern internet sucks: Bring back Geocities" by Owen Williams "Make art, not gloss" by Jonathan Libov "The Singularity of Design" by Ryan Scherf "The Dribbblisation of Design" by Paul Adams "Has Visual Design Fallen Flat?" by Emett Connolly

A few tools

"Design Principles: Visual Perception and the Principles of Gestalt" by Steven Bradley UI Tiles Invision To-Do app UI kit QA checklist

Cameron Moll

Kevin Spacey speaking at Edinburgh TV Festival ‘Ish’ by Brad Frost The fastest-growing mobile phone markets barely use apps Google: The New Multi-Screen World Study Mail to Self iOS extension No one's forgotten how to pinch and zoom Switching Between Devices Normal for 40% of U.S. Web Users [Facebook Study] Web Apps & Web Views

Aaron Gustafson

Form Examples (Codepen)

Gerry McGovern

Which Test Won What Really Matters: Focusing on Top Tasks The Core Model: Designing Inside Out for Better Results

Brad Frost

Atomic Design: The Book

Dave Rupert

Clicky Image Prototypes


Motion Prototypes

Framer - Prototype Interaction and Animation
Origami - Design prototyping with Quartz Composer

Code Prototypes

[Shoptalk] Show page

Pattern Labs

Pattern Lab | Build Atomic Design Systems
Pattern Lab demos


The Accessibility Project
ZURB Foundation
Iconic example




Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Kamikaze Biker: Parody and Anomy in Affluent Japan


Apache Cordova