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Life Behind The Curve #MKGN

Life Behind The Curve #MKGN

A 5 minute talk given at MKGN #5 about the never-ending endeavour to keep up with everything in terms of web development and design. Hopefully it helped a few people in giving some advice in how you can keep up in your own way...

Westley Knight

June 13, 2013

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  1. Life Behind The Curve Or how to keep up-to-date with

    all things web Westley Knight - @meteoracle #MKGN July 2013
  2. What I wanted to talk about Workflows & Processes Responsive

    Deliverables Repurposing Your Tools
  3. But things move so fast http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/04/22/repurposing-photoshop/

  4. But things move so fast http://daverupert.com/2013/04/responsive-deliverables/

  5. But things move so fast http://responsiveconf.com/

  6. How do you keep up to date? http://uptodate.frontendrescue.org

  7. How do you keep up to date? • Who to

    follow on Twitter • A list of news sites, blogs & podcasts • Conferences to attend • Advice on finding your own sources
  8. And in practice? 580+ Articles 60 Podcast Episodes ~50 Hours

    ~45 Hours
  9. And in practice? 4½ Months!

  10. The short answer You Can’t

  11. How I’ve felt before • I’ve felt threatened by the

    knowledge of others • Put myself under immense pressure to learn • Been judged for not using the latest thing • I’ve doubted my own abilities
  12. The good news You don’t have to

  13. You can look at it differently • Only learn what

    you need to • Keep it relevant to your situation • Store material for future learning • Take advice on board, but don’t be a sheep
  14. Don’t worry, be happy “To know is to know that

    you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” – Confucius
  15. Thanks meteoracle.co.uk @meteoracle hello@meteoracle.co.uk