Framed!

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Illustration by Hannah Cox

Who spoke

Luke Murphy-Wearmouth
Designer, Front-End Dev, Consultant, Neverwood @lurkmoophy lurkmoophy.com

Luke Murphy-Wearmouth

Luke once designed and built a site on GeoCities. Since then, he’s designed and built things for folks including British Council, Microsoft, Hotels.com, O2, FT.com and Pearson. These days, he spends his time as a freelance web designer, developer and consultant, as co-founder and DJ at Early Doors Disco, organises events and conferences and occasionally chases ghosts through the streets of London.

Reframing Web Design: The Process of Theatre Design

As web designers, there are lessons we can learn and insights we can gain from stepping outside of the discipline and approaching our design process from a different angle. Over the past year or so Luke has been looking into the processes of other areas of design, picking them apart and drawing parallels to the work of web designers, in the hope that he’ll be able to improve his working process. While most people look at closely related disciplines like graphic, motion and print design, Luke took a closer look at the process of theatre design, an area he used to be involved in. What he discovered was that there are clear parallels between set, props, costume, lighting and audio design in the theatre and what we do on the web, and there are things we as web designers can potentially learn from the world of theatre.

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Ben Seymour
Director, Solutions Consulting, Amplience UK Ltd @bseymour benseymour.com

Ben Seymour

Ben has extensive experience in eCommerce, Dynamic/Rich Media and Conversion Optimisation, leading the successful delivery of 50+ projects for large online retailers and prestigious global brands. He is currently the Director of Solutions Consulting at a Shoreditch based eCommerce solution provider, and prior to that spent 5 years with Adobe Systems;

Practical Responsive Images

The recent progress with the <picture> element and srcset attribute means that this major constraint in a fundamental aspect of modern web development is about to be overcome. Coupled with a capable Dynamic Imaging System, we are close to making Responsive Images a truly Practical prospect.

Ben will explore what preparations you can make, and what benefits and approaches you can look forward to taking advantage of, both now, and in the near future.

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