An Event Apart Boston — Day 1 Summary

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An Event Apart Boston 2018 — Day 1

Beyond Engagement: the Content Performance Quotient by Jeffrey Zeldman

All about the Content Performance Quotient (CPQ), or:

How quickly can you solve the user’s problem?

Scenario-Driven Design Systems by Yesenia Perez-Cruz

Don’t start with components, focus on scenario-driven validation to create a purpose-driven inventory: Patterns joined by purpose.

Why Design Systems Fail by Una Kravets

Align incentives and get buy in. No one will use a design system if it is more difficult/ time consuming than the current system.

Graduating to Grid by Rachel Andrew

Grid layouts are great! Learn Intrinsic & Extrinsic Sizing.

Fit For Purpose: Making Sense of the New CSS by Eric Meyer

Grid layouts are great (for prototyping, maybe not production)! Do you nest @supports inside @media, or vice versa (MOSS or MISO)? Aside: hanging-punctuation is cool.

Everything You Know About Web Design Just Changed by Jen Simmons

We’re entering a new era of web design: Intrinsic Web Design. Based on reflow, shrink/ grow, intentionally adding/ removing whitespace, and sliding/ overlapping.

That’s it for Day 1 of AEA 2018