20 Web Dev Events, 20 Beautifully Crafted Web Designs

The initial idea for this article was to highlight all web design related events and conferences up until the end of 2010. As the article evolved, the primary focus and direction changed – no longer were we only highlighting some important and essential conferences, we soon realized we were privy to some truly inspirational and highly original examples of beautiful web design. And that is exactly what you will find: 20 Web Dev Events, 20 Beautifully Crafted Web Designs.

At the bottom of the post we have also highlighted some events that have now passed, but purely based on their web design they have also been included.

10K Apart (Ending 25th August, 2010)

10K Apart
10K Apart is a challenge to show the web (and the world) what you’re made of by packing the best, coolest thing you can imagine into a mere 10,240 bytes of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, plus any required images and ensuring it runs in multiple browsers.

dConstruct 2010 (3rd September, 2010)

dConstruct 2010
Now in its sixth year, the sold out Construct 2010 brings together leading industry figures to explore the power of design thinking and show how we can all become just a little bit more creative.

Future of Web Design (15-17 November, 2010)

Future of Web Design
The Future of Web Design has evolved into an three full days of essential web learning (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery…), split into a full day conference followed by 2 solid days of in depth workshops, all taught by the best in the industry.

Tahoe Tech Talk 2010 (30 Sept – 1st Oct, 2010)

Tahoe Tech Talk 2010

Fronteers 2010 (7-8 October, 2010)

Fronteers 2010

Founded in 2007, Fronteers is a non-profit trade organization of Dutch front-end developers. Its goals include the professionalisation of our trade, (improved) recognition of the front-end discipline, and improving the position of Dutch front-end developers in their company and the web design/development world in general.

HDLive10

HDLive10

Accessibility Summit (30 September, 2010)

Battle of Photoshop
Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web's most notable experts in accessibility for an all-new, all-day online conference, the Accessibility Summit.

D4M 2010 – Design For Mobile (20-24 September, 2010)

D4M 2010 - Design For Mobile
Design For Mobile is the first and only North American mobile user experience conference. The focus is on strategy and tactics for user research, product definition, interaction and other design, and usability testing.

Build Conference (8th – 12th November, 2010)

Build Conference
Build is a small, yet perfectly formed, boutique design conference where interesting, talented web practitioners from all over the world come to share ideas, techniques and inspiration. Some are on stage; some are in the audience.

Full Frontal – JavaScript Conference (12th November, 2010)

Full Frontal - JavaScript Conference

Frontend 2010: Futureproof Web (1-2 September, 2010)

Frontend 2010: Futureproof Web
Frontend 2010 aims to fill you up on inspiration from the best designers, developers and webheads in the business, get fresh and updated knowledge on the latest in web standards and beautiful design, and learn how YOU can get your work noticed and applauded by clients and colleagues.

Microsoft MIX (12-14 April, 2010)

Microsoft MIX

Battle of Photoshop (4th July, 2010)

Battle of Photoshop
The Photoshop Battle consisted of eight designers battling it out to take home the title of Abduzeedo Photoshop Battle World Champion. We'd draw a subject in which the contestants would have to design a wallpaper in 30 minutes. Even though that's a pretty short time to create something cool, the final results were stunning.
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Webvisionary Awards (20th May, 2010)

Webvisionary Awards
The Webvisionary Awards — along with the Webvisions conference — honor the most visionary, daring and amazing talent on the web with a tiny little robot and gigantic party and awards show.

HDQT – Hull Digital Question Time (26th May, 2010)

HDQT - Hull Digital Question Time
Hull Digital Question Time was a chance for you to join the conversation and hear about the topics that matter in digital / technology and the web in 2010.

Happy Cog’aoke 2

Happy Cog’aoke 2

Frozen Rails (7th May, 2010)

Frozen Rails

Chirp – The Official Twitter Developer Conference (14-15th April 2010)

Chirp - The Official Twitter Developer Conference

Digital Podge (17th Decemeber 2009)

Digital Podge

Hull Digital Live 09 (14th October, 2009)

Hull Digital Live 09

100 Things – An Online Conference about Business and Startups (11th May 2010)

100 Things - An Online Conference about Business and Startups

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Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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