FOWA Expo random bits

Earlier this week, I already wrote about FOWA Expo, but here are more informal bits – moments and quotes written down, remembered or experienced.


Prior the conference every attendee was asked to sign-up to FOWA Crowdwine and choose her interests, so the organizers can help us meet more people. Those who did, received unique badges at reception with their tags, matches and opposites.

My tags were naturally: user experience, web standards, typography… and my matches were Robin Christoperson, Andrew Pendrick, Sarah Ward and George Zafirovski. I actually met George, who moved from Macedonia to London some 10 years ago, so we easily switched to Croatian (Macedonia and Croatia are both former Yugoslaw republics).

There was a couple of considerable job offers on the conference and if one was available, she could walk away with a brand new position.

Randoms bits

  • Erika Hall said Users don’t complain about wording as long as you don’t change colors. (Copy is Interface)
  • Matt Biddulph said Internet is small pieces loosely joined. (Coding on the Shoulders of Giants)
  • If you need reliable standalone “DOMContentLoaded” JavaScript function, take a look at the shortloaded by famous Stuart Langridge.
  • Identity Matcher, extracted from codebase, enables you to pull in social network information from sites such as GMail, Twitter, Flickr or Facebook.
  • This one’s my favorite; Daniel Burka said You simply have to say ‘No’ to more features. Look at the Firefox and Mozilla Suite. Firefox would never be so popular if they didn’t decide to keep it simple.

Marko Dugonjić is a designer specialized in user experience design, web typography and web standards. He runs a nanoscale user interface studio Creative Nights and organizes FFWD.PRO, a micro-conference and workshops for web professionals.

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