#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 19 - 21 May 2014

Stephen Hay

Stephen Hay is a designer and consultant focusing on multi-platform design. He is the author of Responsive Design Workflow (New Riders, 2013). He speaks frequently at industry events about design and CSS, and contributes to various industry publications. Despite spending an increasing amount of time teaching, writing, and speaking, Stephen still spends a good portion of his time working with clients large and small through his consultancy, Zero Interface.

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Maintaining Simplicity

Everyone talks about the benefits of simplicity. Yet many of us end up adding a heavy amount of complexity to inherently simple things. In fact, many web designers and developers end up spending significant amounts of project time undoing problems caused by complexities added early in the design process. In effect, we often ruin the things we build during the process of building them, but it doesn't have to be that way. In this session, Stephen looks at how and why we complicate things, and then looks at how an exaggerated application of progressive enhancement can help us maintain simplicity and increase value for the people using the things we make.