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First Refresh Boston Meeting



Slides from the first Refresh Boston meeting back in 2006, covering who the organizers were and what we'd like to do with the group;

Slides from the first Refresh Boston meeting back in 2006, covering who the organizers were and what we'd like to do with the group;



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First Refresh Boston Meeting Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Refresh Boston Where do we begin?
  • 2. Who am I? Mark J. Reeves Circa 1977 (
  • 3. What is Refresh? Started with Refresh Dallas Bringing designers and developers together, away from the computer
  • 4. And Refresh Boston? Getting together offline with peers Sharing ideas and opinions Bring value to meetings
  • 5. So What’s Next? Refresh logo design Refresh Boston website Lining up meeting topics Refresh-related projects
  • 6. What Would You Like to See Happen? And back to that in a moment...
  • 7. SXSW Interactive ‘06
  • 8. Patrick Haney, Harvard
  • 9. What is SXSW? A quick recap by Patrick and Stefan
  • 10. It’s All About the People Meeting your peers Networking Sharing ideas Get the creative juices flowing
  • 11. And the Panels... Pick and choose your topics of choice Focus on creative ideas and learning by example Learn from the best
  • 12. And the After Events... More opportunities to network Meet and greet in a less formal situation Having fun
  • 13. And... Bowling? Team Refresh triumphs! Refresh Boston, D.C., Dallas, Houston, Austin come together to win the Avalonstar Bowling Extravaganza
  • 14. Wide Variety of Panels General web design DOM scripting Accessibility Blogging User Experience
  • 15. How To Be A Web Design Superhero Andy Budd & Andy Clarke General overview of web design and best practices
  • 16. How to Create Passionate Users Panel hosted by Kathy Sierra Keep your users happy and interested (like the audience for this panel)
  • 17. Holistic Web Design: Finding Creative Balance Combining efforts from multiple disciplines The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Shaun Inman, Jason Santa Maria, Eris Stassi, Carl Sieber, Garrett Dimon
  • 18. Plazes Before...
  • 19. And After.
  • 20. Design Eye for the List Guy A redesign of craigslist Similar to the Holistic Web Design panel Ryan Sims, Paul Nixon, Andrei Herasimchuk, Cameron Moll, D. Keith Robinson
  • 21. Stefan Hayden, Sconex
  • 22. Making Money With Your Blog Design Skills Tons of clients looking for designers Blogs quickly turn into larger projects
  • 23. Dogma Free Design Don’t design to a checklist A-B testing only works to a point
  • 24. Standard Deviation: Hacks and Dirty Tricks for the Web aka. F*ck standards Cool web apps break standards
  • 25. Questions?