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


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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

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
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