Upcoming Web Design and Development Conferences in 2010

At the end of last year, we published a comprehensive list of web design and development conferences that might be of interest to Smashing Magazine’s diverse readership. Many readers commented and added links to other conferences and events that weren’t listed, some of which were added to the post. Using the contents of that list along with some other sources, we’ve compiled a list of web design and development-related conferences and events that will be taking place in the next six to eight months.

As always, there is no way for us to be able to include every possible event here, but we’ll be glad to update the list if you provide a comment to an upcoming event that you feel would be of interest to graphic designers or web developers.


At the end of last year, we published a comprehensive list of web design and development conferences that might be of interest to Smashing Magazine’s diverse readership. Many readers commented and added links to other conferences and events that weren’t listed, some of which were added to the post. Using the contents of that list along with some other sources, we’ve compiled a list of web design and development-related conferences and events that will be taking place in the next six to eight months.

As always, there is no way for us to be able to include every possible event here, but we’ll be glad to update the list if you provide a comment to an upcoming event that you feel would be of interest to graphic designers or web developers.

While the previous roundup was organized by category, this one lists the events in chronological order starting with the earliest. Jump to an appropriate month using the links below:

September 2010 Events

FITC Mobile 2010
FITC Mobile covers all aspects of mobile content development — with presentations, demonstrations, and panel discussions. Covering iPhone/iPad, Android, Flash 10.1, Windows Mobile, HTML5, Unity, Marketing, Usability, and other relevant topics in the mobile world.

When: September 16-18, 2010
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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An Event Apart D.C.
“From the makers of A List Apart, An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day conference for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.”

When: September 16-18, 2010
Where: Washington, D.C., USA at the Washington Hilton

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London Design Festival
“The London Design Festival is a nine-day celebration of design in the world’s creative capital. The Festival is a platform for the widest spectrum of design disciplines, brought together as a unique and accessible programme.”

When: September 18-26, 2010
Where: London, UK at a number of different venues across the city

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Asus phone featuring Windows Phone 7 shows itself

Nothing is known about the CPU, radio, camera or what carrier–all we can tell is it’s a black slab with a nice brushed metal face. Not to shabby, but obviously those specs for Chassis 1 are pretty strict with little in the way of differentiation so far.


Who would have thought that one of Asus‘s prototype (?) phones featuring Windows Phone 7 would show up in Pakistan (via Twitter)?

Nothing is known about the CPU, radio, camera or what carrier–all we can tell is it’s a black slab with a nice brushed metal face. Not to shabby, but obviously those specs for Chassis 1 are pretty strict with little in the way of differentiation so far.

Will we ever see Asus in the U.S.? Probably not anytime soon, but hey, we’re hopin’ they make a deal somewhere, sometime.

[Shaistajafri (Twitter) via Pocketnow]

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HTC phone featuring Windows Phone 7 finally appears, meets expectations. Sense coming eventually?

We’ve been hearing about the code-names for awhile and now we finally get to see one. We’re of course talking about Windows Phone 7 on an HTC device and this one is reportedly for Verizon (and presumably Sprint).

Rocking some current-high end specs, the device features:

* 3.7″ SLCD screen (Sony’s ‘Super TFT LCD’, nothing big)
* 3 touch-sensitive lower buttons (similar to EVO)
* 8MP camera (No dual flash, not even a single one!)
* 1GHz Snapdragon
* No HTC customizations in sight


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We’ve been hearing about the code-names for awhile and now we finally get to see one. We’re of course talking about Windows Phone 7 on an HTC device and this one is reportedly for Verizon (and presumably Sprint).

Rocking some current-high end specs, the device features:

  • 3.7″ SLCD screen (Sony‘s ‘Super TFT LCD‘, nothing big)
  • 3 touch-sensitive lower buttons (similar to EVO)
  • 8MP camera (No dual flash, not even a single one!)
  • 1GHz Snapdragon
  • No HTC customizations in sight

Too early to tell if this will be a release device, what it’ll be called and where it fits in with HTC’s planned offerings (maybe this is an entry level device, not their flagship?)

Our take: it’s exactly what we’d expect from HTC and in that regard, it’s a bit underwhelming although we think it’ll get the job done admirably. Still, we’re sort of hoping for ‘an HTC EVO moment’ where we really go ‘wow‘ instead of ‘meh‘.

Are our standards and expectations too high? Yup, and we’re okay with that as Microsoft needs to wow us.  Your thoughts?  Is that Dell Lightning looking better yet? Leer más “HTC phone featuring Windows Phone 7 finally appears, meets expectations. Sense coming eventually?”

Technical reviews for Windows Phone 7 are out; overall quite positive

Looks like some of the big sites managed to get a hold of some tester Windows Phone 7 devices (luuuucky!) and the consensus overall seems to be quite solid. The hardware is a Samsung Taylor SGH-i707 with 480 x 320 (HVGA), which is a bit odd although reportedly it looks really good. The Taylor also has a 5MP camera, speakers plus microphone on the top and bottom for both and a non-functional front-facing camera. There’s even a dedicated camera button that works if the device is locked.


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Looks like some of the big sites managed to get a hold of some tester Windows Phone 7 devices (luuuucky!) and the consensus overall seems to be quite solid. The hardware is a Samsung Taylor SGH-i707 with 480 x 320 (HVGA), which is a bit odd although reportedly it looks really good. The Taylor also has a 5MP camera, speakers plus microphone on the top and bottom for both and a non-functional front-facing camera. There’s even a dedicated camera button that works if the device is locked. Leer más “Technical reviews for Windows Phone 7 are out; overall quite positive”

The Multi-Platform Design Dilemma: Reach vs Experience?

As the definition of “digital presence” becomes broader, encompassing not just the web, but also mobile, TV, and tablet devices, we developers must deal with a new set of challenges and trade-offs.

During a recent conversation with a colleague, an interesting question arose: What is best practice for design and development for multiple platforms and devices?

Without hesitation, I gave the most succinct answer I could: we need to look at the devices and platforms our consumers are engaging with most and design accordingly.

It seemed like a simple answer. But it wasn’t…


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Is there a right answer?

As the definition of “digital presence” becomes broader, encompassing not just the web, but also mobile, TV, and tablet devices, we developers must deal with a new set of challenges and trade-offs.

During a recent conversation with a colleague, an interesting question arose: What is best practice for design and development for multiple platforms and devices?

Without hesitation, I gave the most succinct answer I could: we need to look at the devices and platforms our consumers are engaging with most and design accordingly.

It seemed like a simple answer. But it wasn’t… Leer más “The Multi-Platform Design Dilemma: Reach vs Experience?”