Stuff and Nonsense

Malarkey is Andy Clarke, a UK based designer, author and speaker who has a passion for design, CSS and web accessibility.

Andy has been working on the web for almost ten years. He is a visual web designer and author and he founded Stuff and Nonsense in 1998. Andy regularly writes about creating beautiful, accessible web sites and he speaks at events worldwide. Andy is the author of Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design, published by New Riders in 2006.

SXSW: Bullet Tooth Web Design

Got the minerals? Then don't be a big girl's blouse.

The end of this week sees web design masterminds, mobsters and even petty criminals heading to Austin for SXSW. It's like Parkhurst for design geeks. We will often be behind bars but fortunately there will be no watch towers, guards with large weapons or dogs.

Bullet Tooth Web Design

This year sees me doing a couple of book signings plus the lump in the SXSW porridge, Bullet Tooth Web Design: Plan Your Web Site like Pulling off a Robbery, with my old cell mate and Italian cog-mobster Jason Santa Maria.

Just like pulling off the perfect robbery, pulling off the perfect web site needs to be planned and executed with care. Do it right and you'll go home with the jewels, do it wrong and you'll be doing time in the Pen! This informative and light hearted presentation will take you through planning, pulling off and of course, the getaway

Expect a fun packed half-hour. Oh, and you might want to watch a the movie Snatch before you come if you want to catch all of the gags. By means of a taster:

Jeff The Head

So, if you're gonna be at SWSW and you think you've got the minerals, make it to Room 19AB for 3:30pm.

Other diamond events for diamond geezers

The Great British Booze-up

Warm beer and pork scratchings in the Lava Lounge on Seventh Street from 7:30pm. Be there or be a big girl's blouse. To make sure you remember, head over to the upcoming page for the event to set a reminder.

The Web Standards Creativity Gang

As Colly described (Ed says: Colly's being a ponce and not going to SXSW as he claims he has to look after his neighbour's pussy), there are free copies of the new Web Standards Creativity book for the first ten people to get stamped on by the attending authors.

I'm looking forward to this year's SXSW more than ever. If you're going, say Hi.

Replies

  1. #1 On March 7, 2007 04:46 PM Richard Rutter said:

    Hi!
    The entire Clearleft contingent will be arriving 6ish tomorrow evening. See ya there with knobs on. Or something.

  2. #2 On March 7, 2007 05:18 PM Richard said:

    Can you blame him for staying to "look after his neighbour's pussy"? There are plenty of take away joints in Nottingham (top of Cromwell Street to be precise) who would happily make use of that cat - unless you mean something else. My my, all this talk of crown jewels and pussy... how very British. Have a safe trip Malarkey, wish I was going!

  3. #3 On March 7, 2007 08:42 PM Dan Mall said:

    The Bullet Tooth panel is at the top of my list of "Panels to give a limb for." Looking forward to meeting you in Austin!

  4. #4 On March 7, 2007 10:21 PM Ben Buchanan said:

    That preso looks fantastic :) Mind you I am big fan of the movie. You should come do the preso here in .au! :)

  5. #5 On March 8, 2007 12:46 AM Kevin Tamura said:

    Looking forward to it Andy, but will it have any relation to career as a sanitation designer? :-)

  6. #6 On March 8, 2007 01:02 AM Malarkey said:

    @ Kevin: Sanitation? Shit, no.

  7. #7 On March 8, 2007 05:24 AM Daniel K said:

    I won't be going :( No money to attend things like that. One of the teachers from TSTC will probably be there though.

  8. #8 On March 8, 2007 10:18 AM Sam H said:

    Damn I wish I was going : (

    Ah well I'll hope to catch everyone down in London for @media!

  9. #9 On March 8, 2007 04:46 PM Klaus said:

    Catch all the gags?

    What are you up to? Will you take someone from the audience, put a bag over his head and shoot him for his crimes agains Web Standards? And then feed him to the pigs? Oh, I forgot, thats Molly's part :-)

    Sorry, I can't be there. But as Sam said - maybe catch you in London.

    Cheers and have a great time!

  10. #10 On March 12, 2007 01:36 PM branna said:

    i wish i was goin ! yous are so cool man ! sincerly proud in philly

  11. #11 On March 13, 2007 02:16 PM Respiro, the logo design guy said:

    I would love to be there but I just can't...

  12. #12 On March 16, 2007 02:54 AM Matt Robin said:

    I couldn't make it (still haven't been there yet!)....and I didn't have pussy to look after.

  13. #13 On March 16, 2007 02:56 AM Matt Robin said:

    Pussy cat...CAT...that's what I meant to type! Oh, shit. :D

This article was originally published by Andy Clarke on his personal web site And All That Malarkey and is reproduced here for archive purposes. This article is published under a Creative Commons By Attribution License 2.0.

Andy Clarke Stuff and Nonsense Ltd.
The Cow Shed Studio, Eversleigh Gwaenysgor Flintshire LL18 6EP UK

Or call us on the dog and bone on +44 1745 851848. Download our vcard.

© Copyright Stuff and Nonsense Ltd. All Rights Reserved except as noted.