23–25 January 2019
Nottingham UK


Jeremy Keith

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Talk abstract

Every new medium looks to what has come before for guidance. Web design has taken cues from centuries of typography and graphic design. Web development has borrowed metaphors and ideas from the world of architecture. Let's take a tour of some of the most influential ideas from architecture that have crossed over into the web, from pattern languages to responsive design. Together we'll uncover how to build resilient, performant, accessible and beautiful structures that work with the grain of the materials of the web.

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Jeremy Keith is one of those people who I could listen to on repeat and learn something new every time. So I was expecting a great start to the conference, and boy, did he deliver.

Shane Hudson

Jeremy reminds us that it’s nearly 20 years since John Allsopp’s infamous Dao of Web Design article, which talked so preemptively about embracing the web’s flexibility.

Rich Paul

Another excellent talk, putting the architecture of the Web, the materials we work with, into the wider context of time and rates of change.

Garrett Coakley

A strong presentation about the building blocks and layers of the internet and what is built on it. Jeremy called on us to think better about ethics within our work and how we should work more cautiously.

Jan-Paul Koudstaal

I’ve already found myself thinking about the layers concept since the talk, and applying it to everyday situations, which is exactly what Jeremy said would happen!


There is no way I will be able to do any of the talks justice, and definitely not Jeremy's! He took us on a wonderful journey of the evolution of ideas and concepts across different fields.

Prisca Schmarsow

About Jeremy

Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, HTML5 For Web Designers, Resilient Web Design, and, most recently, Going Offline.

He curated the dConstruct conference for a number of years as well as Brighton SF, and he organised the world's first Science Hack Day. He also made the website Huffduffer to allow people to make podcasts of found sounds—it's like Instapaper for audio files.

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