You say, “Why should I learn these difficult technical skills when it’s all just gonna change? Let me know when it’s settled down.” Problem is, by the time you catch on that it’s *never* gonna settle down, you’re five years behind, with no real way to catch up, and you feel like a one-person Soviet Union. — Stewart Brand, on the WELL, about 1991

 

Design decisions:

Anatomy of a Design Decision | Jared Spool | Live at An Event Apart | Video from Jeffrey Zeldman on Vimeo.

What clients don’t know:

http://typotalks.com/video/?vid=6502

Typography:

Jason Santa Maria – On Web Typography from Build on Vimeo.

 

WIRED Editor Clive Thompson: Where Big Ideas Come From from WIRED on FORA.tv

Homework:

1.
Sprites!  make one using this: http://blaiprat.github.io/jquery.animateSprite/ or spritely

2.
Make a parallax page.  Use any solution you prefer, but consider stellar.js.  Please make it about a wonderful beautiful snowfall and a great holiday season.

3.
Please read and mae a comment on our blog about:
http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/09/how-successful-networks-nurture-good-ideas/