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New Adventures 2012

5th July 2011

Today, we’re thrilled to launch the second New Adventures in Web Design, taking place once again in wintry Nottingham, on Thursday 19th January 2012.

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New Adventures Audio and Slides

29th June 2011

Some five months after the inaugural New Adventures in Web Design conference in Nottingham, I’ve finally found time to get the talks and slides online for you to spoil your eyes and ears with.

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Interlink in Vancouver

18th June 2011

I recently had the pleasure of travelling to far-away Vancouver to speak at the inaugural Interlink conference, hosted by the incredible Shawn Johnston.

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Speaking and events for 2011

7th May 2011

Since going freelance some sixteen months ago, I’ve been doing a lot more speaking and running workshops, belatedly getting to see a little more of our big round planet in the process.

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10th Icelandic Web Awards

7th February 2011

Last week I had the pleasure of providing the keynote and giving out the trophies at the 10th Icelandic Web Awards in a stormy, snowy Reykjavík. I thought it’d be nice to share with you the winners on the night; a chance to see what cuts the mustard in a less familiar territory.

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Jon’s dedication to Alan

31st January 2011

In this snippet from the forthcoming New Adventures videos, Jon Tan dedicates his presentation to his friend and Analog colleague Alan Colville, currently recovering from a very serious accident.

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Reflecting on New Adventures

26th January 2011

After six months of planning and an ever-increasing buzz, the day finally came when 650 web designers descended on Nottingham for the very first New Adventures event. I’m still exhausted and frantically evaluating it all, but now seems like a good time to sum up the highs and the lows of this bold new adventure.

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The New Adventures paper

25th January 2011

Following on from New Adventures, which finally happened last week, I want to write a series of short posts about the nuts and bolts. Firstly, I’d like to explain a little about the name, the newspaper, and the inspiration for the cover artwork.

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That was the year that was

2nd January 2011

I’d been hesitant about writing a review of my 2010, partly because it is something I’ve avoided each year, and also because I had such a brilliant and eventful twelve months that I hate the idea of appearing arrogant or self-indulgent. Ultimately, I decided that this would be something I’d like to reflect upon at a later date, or might be of use to someone else. So for those reasons, I think it’s justified.

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Adaptive Systems at HD Live

16th December 2010

Back in early November, I was fortunate enough to present at the second HD Live event in glorious Hull. It was a fantastic day, with great presentations from folks like Brendan Dawes, Sarah Parmenter, Peter Barron (Google), Matt Brown (BERG) and others.

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