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Life Behind The Curve
Or how to keep up-to-date
with all things web
Westley Knight - @meteoracle
#MKGN July 2013
What I wanted to talk about
Workflows & Processes
Responsive Deliverables
Repurposing Your Tools
But things move so fast
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/04/22/repurposing-photoshop/
But things move so fast
http://daverupert.com/2013/04/responsive-deliverables/
But things move so fast
http://responsiveconf.com/
How do you keep up to date?
http://uptodate.frontendrescue.org
How do you keep up to date?
• Who to follow on Twitter
• A list of news sites, blogs & podcasts
• Conferences to attend
• ...
And in practice?
580+ Articles
60 Podcast Episodes
~50 Hours
~45 Hours
And in practice?
4½ Months!
The short answer
You Can’t
How I’ve felt before
• I’ve felt threatened by the knowledge of others
• Put myself under immense pressure to learn
• Been...
The good news
You don’t
have to
You can look at it differently
• Only learn what you need to
• Keep it relevant to your situation
• Store material for fut...
Don’t worry, be happy
“To know is to know that you know
nothing. That is the meaning of
true knowledge.”
– Confucius
Thanks
meteoracle.co.uk
@meteoracle
hello@meteoracle.co.uk
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A 5 minute talk given at MKGN #5 about the never-ending endeavour to keep up with everything in terms of web development and design. Hopefully it helped a few people in giving some advice in how you can keep up in your own way...

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  1. 1. Life Behind The Curve Or how to keep up-to-date with all things web Westley Knight - @meteoracle #MKGN July 2013
  2. 2. What I wanted to talk about Workflows & Processes Responsive Deliverables Repurposing Your Tools
  3. 3. But things move so fast http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/04/22/repurposing-photoshop/
  4. 4. But things move so fast http://daverupert.com/2013/04/responsive-deliverables/
  5. 5. But things move so fast http://responsiveconf.com/
  6. 6. How do you keep up to date? http://uptodate.frontendrescue.org
  7. 7. How do you keep up to date? • Who to follow on Twitter • A list of news sites, blogs & podcasts • Conferences to attend • Advice on finding your own sources
  8. 8. And in practice? 580+ Articles 60 Podcast Episodes ~50 Hours ~45 Hours
  9. 9. And in practice? 4½ Months!
  10. 10. The short answer You Can’t
  11. 11. How I’ve felt before • I’ve felt threatened by the knowledge of others • Put myself under immense pressure to learn • Been judged for not using the latest thing • I’ve doubted my own abilities
  12. 12. The good news You don’t have to
  13. 13. You can look at it differently • Only learn what you need to • Keep it relevant to your situation • Store material for future learning • Take advice on board, but don’t be a sheep
  14. 14. Don’t worry, be happy “To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” – Confucius
  15. 15. Thanks meteoracle.co.uk @meteoracle hello@meteoracle.co.uk
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