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Crafting Rich Web Interfaces

Yahoo's Bill Scott to Present at SYS-CON's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, Oct. 20-22, in San Jose, CA

In every field of design one of the first things students do is learn from the work of others. They study and break down real-world examples in order to understand the underlying principles and patterns that make for successful design. Then they learn to apply these to their own set of problems. The real trick is to apply them in a nuanced manner. To be nuanced is "to be sensitive to delicate differences of style." Most of the art in crafting a rich experience on the Web can be summed up with this one word -- 'nuance'.

Over the last 24 years Bill has been involved in the study of nuanced design in crafting rich interfaces. Prior to joining Netflix, Bill led the effort to launch the public Yahoo! Design Pattern Library where he cataloged many examples of common design patterns. More recently Bill has been working on an upcoming O'Reilly book on design that explores the nuance of rich Web interfaces.


In this talk, Bill summarizes his study of rich interaction with just six design principles. Each principle is illustrated with a set of design patterns and real world examples. Each example is broken down to tease out the nuance of good design. In addition the not-so-good examples are illustrated as 'anti-patterns' to avoid.

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Speaker Bio: Bill Scott is Director of User Interface Engineering at Netflix. He is the co-founder of Rico and the former AJAX evangelist at Yahoo!

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to [email protected] to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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