Transform 16: Transforming Accessibility

When we held our inaugural Transform conference in Canberra last year from 18-19 May, we didn’t realise it would coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 19 May. Once we knew, we decided to organise a small event to celebrate.

There is, of course, a great crossover and overlap between the … Read more »

Video Ristretto: Kevin Yank – CSS Selectors Redux

Kevin YankVideo Ristretto this week brings you Kevin Yank’s timely reminder to check the CSS you already know, including whether and how it works, and what’s coming soon in terms of both the spec and browser implementation.

We asked Kevin, Front … Read more »

Direction 16: Scaling Walls – Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey Blanche is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian, the Australian startup that became a global giant. Her talk at our end-of-one-year, start-of-the-next Direction conference in 2016 turned out to be notable for several reasons.

Firstly, the full title of this presentation, Scaling Walls: The Barriers to … Read more »

Three Sessions Added to Transform 17 Conference

The speaker lineup for our Transform 17 Conference in Canberra from 29-30 March is complete.

We’ve added not one, not two but three more sessions – this is going to be a seriously full day, and seriously good value!

Please note our Workshop day with Dan Sheldon and Sarah … Read more »

A very progressive (web app) evening

Web Directions, and the Progessive Web Apps Sydney meetup are really excited to present an evening with Jake Archibald and Alex Russell.

RSVP here, or at the SydPWA meetup site.

Join two of the most influential people shaping the future of Web technologies, for an … Read more »

Video of the Week – Jared Spool at Transform 2016

Less than two weeks to go until Transform 17, which makes it a good time for Video of the Week to revisit the closing keynote address from last year’s Transform.

Jared Spool is pretty much a legend in the world of user experience and usability. Writer, researcher, consultant, speaker and … Read more »

Respond 16: Building Accessible Web Components Without Tears – Russ Weakley

As the excitement builds for our Respond 17 conference (Early Bird closes 24 March), we have another Wrap magazine summary of a presentation from Respond 16.

And not just any presentation. Russ Weakley is one of those Australians who has built an enviable global reputation as someone who not … Read more »

Video Ristretto: Wayne Thompson – Beyond Helvetica

Wayne ThompsonWith the full program for Respond 17 now out, this week’s Video Ristretto reprises the talk given by Wayne Thompson at our Direction conference in November last year, as he is again on the schedule for Respond.

Once … Read more »

Transforming Policy and Delivery

Agile, human centred, research driven government service delivery is increasingly at the heart of the development of government digital services. But these services exist to implement policies. And yet how are these policies made, and isn’t it time the development of policy became more agile, human centred, and research driven? … Read more »

Bringing Respond and Code to Brisbane

This year we’re bringing not one, but two of our conferences, Respond and Code to Brisbane. We’re excited to be heading there, and hope the good folks north of the border are too!

Transform 16: Better Public Services for New Zealand – Darryl Carpenter

As we get closer to Transform 17, one of the things we can say we were especially pleased about with our first Transform conference in Canberra last year was the variety of perspectives presented. We had speakers from the USA, the UK, Australia national, New South Wales, South … Read more »

Announcing Respond 2017, our front end design conference

Round up your front end design team – your CX, UX and UI folks, your user researchers, along with your front end devs – UI engineers, web developers, whatever your team calls them – and get them along to not just the best front end design conference in Australia, but … Read more »

Recognising International Women’s Day – Respond 17

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day.

Not coincidentally, today we are launching our Respond 17 conference.

The theme for IWD 2017 is Women in the Changing World of Work, which includes consideration of the gendered digital divide (particularly in developing nations) and also the opportunities for women provided … Read more »

Video Ristretto: Fiona Chan – CSS: Code Smell Sanitation

Fiona ChanOur Video Ristretto this week features Fiona Chan, who many CSS loving Sydneysiders will know as one of the hosts of the CSS Sydney meetup, and our conference attendees will know as a regular volunteer at our events, helping to … Read more »

How to Convince the Boss You Should Go to Transform 17

We know that no matter how excited you are to attend Transform 17, it can be a terrifying task to ask your boss to pay for your ticket. You and I both know that attending this conference is a valuable investment to your professional and personal development … but … Read more »