1. Thou shalt ship. Thou shalt iterate. Love thy reader as thyself. Like their biblical predecessors, the ten commandments of web design can inspire us to be and do better. In this 60-minute video, captured live at An Event Apart Austin 2013, Jeffrey Zeldman (A List Apart, Happy Cog) advises us to think noncanonically about responsive layouts, to avoid bearing false visual witness, to keep the content holy, and more. Above all, learn the small things that can make the difference between a *good* website that achieves its goals, and a *great* one that inspires passion.

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  2. Finally we got the chance to get Snoook over to Düsseldorf. His talk was …

    Title: "CSS is a Mess"

    Description:
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    CSS is easy? CSS is messy! And as a project grows, it only gets messier. You find yourself throwing !important at everything or fighting with long selectors just to get a style to overrule another. Projects eventually become unmanageable and you pray for the next redesign when you can burn it all down and start from scratch.

    This session looks at how we got ourselves into this mess. We'll look at how we can organize ourselves and our projects to create a more scalable and modular system that allow our projects and teams to grow.
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    Watch this little video to get an impression how beyond tellerrand events look like:
    vimeo.com/69823900

    MORE INFORMATION
    Talk & speaker bio:
    2014.beyondtellerrand.com/speakers/jonathan-snook/

    beyond tellerrand:
    beyondtellerrand.com/
    twitter.com/btconf

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  3. What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while others are vastly different--both serving a purpose in communicating various themes. Some show progress, some show decline, and some are simply impactful images used to begin and end a film.
    View Part 2 here: vimeo.com/140600860
    MUSIC: "Any Other Name" by Thomas Newman
    Films used (in order of appearance):
    The Tree of Life 00:00
    The Master 00:09
    Brokeback Mountain 00:15
    No Country for Old Men 00:23
    Her 00:27
    Blue Valentine 00:30
    Birdman 00:34
    Black Swan 00:41
    Gone Girl 00:47
    Kill Bill Vol. 2 00:53
    Punch-Drunk Love 00:59
    Silver Linings Playbook 01:06
    Taxi Driver 01:11
    Shutter Island 01:20
    Children of Men 01:27
    We Need to Talk About Kevin 01:33
    Funny Games (2007) 01:41
    Fight Club 01:47
    12 Years a Slave 01:54
    There Will be Blood 01:59
    The Godfather Part II 02:05
    Shame 02:10
    Never Let Me Go 02:17
    The Road 02:21
    Hunger 02:27
    Raging Bull 02:31
    Cabaret 02:36
    Before Sunrise 02:42
    Nebraska 02:47
    Frank 02:54
    Cast Away 03:01
    Somewhere 03:06
    Melancholia 03:11
    Morvern Callar 03:18
    Take this Waltz 03:21
    Buried 03:25
    Lord of War 03:32
    Cape Fear 03:38
    12 Monkeys 03:45
    The World According to Garp 03:50
    Saving Private Ryan 03:57
    Poetry 04:02
    Solaris (1972) 04:05
    Dr. Strangelove 04:11
    The Astronaut Farmer 04:16
    The Piano 04:21
    Inception 04:26
    Boyhood 04:31
    Whiplash 04:37
    Cloud Atlas 04:43
    Under the Skin 04:47
    2001: A Space Odyssey 04:51
    Gravity 04:57
    The Searchers 05:03
    The Usual Suspects 05:23

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