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Would you sign your website?

It’s been 15 years now since the first edition of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design was published. To celebrate that milestone, I thought I’d share a part of the story that I haven’t written about before—how I awkwardly collected signatures during my first trip to SXSW Interactive in 2007.

Less is More

There was a time when I considered myself to be just a nerdy, introverted, quiet designer who had a hard time relating to my non-webbie human counterparts. Then I attended my first web conference, SXSW 2007 and it really changed my perspective. I met a lot of designers and developers who I considered to be celebrities in their respective fields, most of whom were very approachable and genuinely happy to get to know a fellow web nerd. When I say that attending SXSW changed my perspective, what I mean is that it made me realize that I have a lot in common with anyone who works on designing and building the web…

10 Tips for SXSWi Noobs

Over the past month I’ve been asked at least a dozen times if I’m going to SXSW Interactive 2011. This would have been my 5th consecutive trek to Austin and while I’m sad to miss it, I’ll be relocating to Atlanta at the end of March and desperately need that week to get packed for the move. So, to the friends I see there every year, have an extra drink at one of the sponsored, open-bar parties…it’s on me.

For those of you who are heading to Southby for this fist time this year, you’re in for an exciting ride. From the buzz I’ve heard, SXSWi 2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year. A friend of mine asked on Twitter last night if I had any tips for first-timers. I figured it’d make a good blog post too, so here are my top 10 tips for enjoying SXSWi…

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