big ben, parliament
as i'm sure you can guess from the snaps, today was the infamous toe-volt (also discussed at tracinovich's site, crashoverride.
the presentations were all pretty good and all had some valid points to learn. i was a little disappointed with the events during dan cederholm's presentation, as i was keen to learn much more. things were very interesting. from the get-go however, there were tonnes of questions lobbed his way concerning text-size and making text scale at relative levels rather than using pixel settings (as i often do). i took a few notes and luckily, bought a copy of his book, web standards solutions" to learn more later. dan was a great speaker. informative, etc. i wish the ?s would have waited until the end. let me just reiterate that i wasn't disappointed with cederholm's presentation, just the constant string of interruptions during it.
unrelated to the order of the snaps, joe clark spoke on wcag (web content accessibility guidelines) and how it applied to us. this is very much an area i would like to get more into and learn about. i was impressed with his style of speaking and presentation. i wish he would have talked more about how edward tufte is a moron in the hallway.
javier's presentation was about information architecture and how to build sites for all audiences. it was well-received and will be downloaded this weekend. i learned lots over the course of today.
tracy is a great navigator who always brings the right map and is keen on puppies. and nintendo parking garages.
worst alt tags ever, by the way. doing this quickly before bed. two delightfully blurry snaps of cederholm (sans-b.p., by the by. after i'd confronted him aboot it, i realised i was missing them too and that made things even funnier!).
lunch was very tasty and free (which i always like). in the end, there are a few things i wish i'd done before the end of the rillybig shew: got dan to sign my book, took pictures of the fairgrounds - the venue for the event was like it was out of hairy potter, taken some snaps of the custom tee i'd made for the event, taken more tees to share with others, and in general, taken more snaps.
on the way home, tracy and i were talking about doing our own event in london which might be cool. we need to meet more about it however, before we go ahead with planning.
lastly, it was nice to finally meet frank in person and his pal, mike(?). chris was nice to meet again and to others, it was nice geeking with you on a saturday in autumn.