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Web directions-south-2010


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This is an overview of my Web Directions South 2010 experience. I focused on changes to books due to digital initiatives.

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Web directions-south-2010

  1. 1. Web directions south 2010<br />Bobby Graham, Director Publishing<br />Department of Parliamentary Services<br />October 2010<br />
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  3. 3. Conference tracks<br />Design:<br />jQuery <3s designers<br />Development<br />HTML5 for audio and video<br />Big picture<br />How digital affects books and publishing<br />W3C<br />RDFa everyone<br />
  4. 4. “the creative's need for triage, the crucial role of incremental design improvements, and the importance of getting back to the hand and keeping things simple.”<br />Simon Pascal Klein<br />
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  10. 10. “I'm a writer, (book) designer, publisher and developer (in whatever order makes sense for that day). As of 2011 I'm working with Flipboard to make real many of the things I think and write about here.<br />Craig Mod<br />
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  16. 16. I'm an editor, publisher, writer, consultant, producer, programmer, designer and cook. Sometimes.<br />James Bridle<br />
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  19. 19. The Iraq War: A Wikipedia historiography<br />“This particular book—or rather, set of books—is every edit made to a single Wikipedia article, ‘The Iraq War’, during the five years between the article’s inception in December 2004 and November 2009, a total of 12,000 changes and almost 7,000 pages.”<br />
  20. 20. “It amounts to twelve volumes: the size of a single old-style encyclopaedia. It contains arguments over numbers, differences of opinion on relevance and political standpoints, and frequent moments when someone erases the whole thing and just writes ‘Saddam Hussein was a dickhead’.”<br />
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  23. 23. graphic & web designer, rampant typophile and UI aficionado<br />Simon Pascal Klein<br />
  24. 24. “Setting type all pretty”<br />limiting your palette of type families<br />using a combination of families, styles, and weights<br />using tracking and small caps for acronyms and tabular data<br />sizing type in relative terms — in ems or percentages — and sticking it to a scale<br />being careful when mixing different typefaces<br />using the proper glyphs, e.g. proper punctuation<br />playing with alternate styles for ampersands<br />marking paragraphs<br />setting and sizing horizontal flow via measures (line lengths)<br />setting and sizing vertical flow via leading (line heights)<br />playing with hanging punctuation<br />treating text as part of the UI<br />and setting it all in and/or around a good and organised grid<br />
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  27. 27. I’m a Canberra based Web designer and developer<br />at the National Library of Australia and have been working on the web in cultural institutions since 1999.<br />Paul Hagon<br />
  28. 28. Enriching large data sets<br />Resource Description Framework attributes (RDFa) add <br />attribute level extensions to XHTML for embedding rich metadata within web documents.<br />
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  33. 33. Flipboard for iPad<br />
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  35. 35. What’s the message?<br />Books are not dead; just different.<br />
  36. 36. Questions?<br /> Bobby Graham<br /> Director Publishing<br /> Parliamentary Library<br /> t: +61 2 6277 8190<br /> e:<br /> m: +61418271747e: graham.bobby@gmail.coml:!/slobodanka.grahamf:<br />