The Web in Real Life
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|Sladjana:||No, wait. Talk about how we got there.|
|Danilo:||There's a newsletter. I got the Smashing newsletter. About the first Smashing Magazine design conference.|
|Sladjana:||And of course, who wouldn't want to go? But who can afford to go?|
|Danilo:||So I showed it to Sladjana, and of course she-|
Image source: Smashing Magazine
|Sladjana:||It's a designer's dream conference. So listen. Sasa called me into his office.|
|Danilo:||Sasa gets the newsletter, too.|
|Sladjana:||Wait. So I go see to Sasa, and he asks me, without knowing that Danilo and I had already ranted about it, if it was something I might be interested in or want to talk about.|
|Danilo:||It was just one of those things.|
|Sladjana:||So I told Sasa, "There's nothing to talk about."|
|Danilo:||Because of the people there.|
|Sladjana:||Okay, the people.|
|Danilo:||People from all over Europe. From everywhere.|
Image source: Smashing Magazine
|Sladjana:||Because there really are no borders. Not in this profession. We're all designers. And the speakers-|
|Danilo:||From the U.S.. From England, the U.K.|
|Danilo:||Right. Freiburg. Where, you know, Smashing's from.|
|Sladjana:||And the people.|
|Danilo:||Big names. In the business. Internet celebrities. I love speakers that motivate me. I have breakthroughs.|
|Sladjana:||They really weren't big shots at all. They were like us. They were celebrities by default. As if somebody put them up there and said speak.|
|Danilo:||I wish there'd been more time, though, between speakers.|
|Sladjana:||It was hard to get to know people. Time was really impacted.|
|Danilo:||There was a party, though. Refreshments, you know. Drinks.|
|Sladjana:||And we had time out. There were all these little canals that ran through the city. Along the sidewalk.|
|Danilo:||I saw somebody with a toy boat, but I thought-.|
|Sladjana:||It was mountain water.|
|Danilo:||I just don't know why they didn't build canals to go around the city.|
|Sladjana:||And to me, more than the speakers, were the presentations themselves. Not abstract instructions about A to B, but there's this woman, she says she's going to do something, and she does it, and you're watching how this person thinks.|
|Danilo:||And every speaker was different, so you walk away with all these unique perspectives.|
|Sladjana:||But something everyone agreed on-|
|Danilo:||Right. Issues of…responsiveness.|
|Danilo:||Websites that work on all platforms.|
|Sladjana:||Progressively for every platform.|
|Danilo:||Which really relates everyday life to the Web.|
|Sladjana:||We all want to make something work, and see how people respond.|
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