An Event Apart
After many threats over the years, An Event Apart is now live. What is An Event Apart? Well, it’s essentially a live conference version of A List Apart. Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman will travel from city to city, holding intense, one-day learning sessions on the how and why of web design and web standards. What’s most interesting is that every event will be different because every event will be shaped by the attendees, live and in-person. You will not be sitting in an audience listening to people speak all day, you will be interacting with them yourself in a workshop-style setting. Eric and Jeffrey will also be joined by a local guest speaker from each town who will make sure they don’t get lost or mugged.
As for the site, you will notice its similarity to the recent redesign of A List Apart, and that’s no mistake, I designed this one too. In contrast with ALA, the color scheme will stay the same, and the content and presentation take a less editorial approach. That’s not all: you love it, you hate, the site is 1024 wide. Similar but different, the AEA site is a natural brand extension of the new A List Apart family.
I am most pleased to announce that the inaugural Event Apart will be held this coming December, right here in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute. I will be in attendance as guest speaker, bringing the brotherly love. If you are in the area, and can swing it, grab a ticket because seating is limited. It’s going to be a really good time, and we can all get drinks afterwards. If you aren’t anywhere near the area, sit tight. An Event Apart may be coming to your town soon.