re:build, re:fresh, re:cap
Designing to where the web will be. A glimpse into a designer’s roadmap. Surviving through the trough of sorrows. How to enjoy furking (Yes, you read that correctly). How to become a design-eveloper (or something along those lines). Caring about the little things. These are all themes that surfaced at the re:build conference this past weekend in Indiana.
re:build 2011 (#rebuild2011, @rebuildconf) was a one day conference with a lineup comprised of such web-folk as Faruk Ateş, Leah Culver, Jan Cavan, Neven Mrgan, Yehuda Katz, Brad Colbow, and Ethan Marcotte. I am usually pretty skeptical when it comes to conferences or seeing people speak. I am picky when it comes to conferences. I have been to several conferences that were more about the after party than they were the content and presentations. I much prefer a great speaker lineup with great content. This conference exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I won’t spend time here re-capping all of the presentations, as I am sure they will be documented on their respective presenter’s website. It was evident that their passions were displayed in full form.
The quality of the presentations and slides were wonderful. Interactive slides from Ethan and Neven, beautifully laid out and designed slides from Jan and Brad, to slides run completely with HTML5 and CSS3 by Faruk. I left truly inspired and refreshed by the content presented and left with practical applications buzzing through my head.