Weekly Designer Spotlight: John Allsopp
During the late 90s and early 2000s, the world of web design was a much more confusing place. Web designers tried to make sense of it all with workarounds and hacks – this was a time of table layouts, iframes, flaming text flash banners, and inspect element didn’t even exist. Though it seems things haven’t changed much since browsers today still have their own quirks, trust us when we say we’re a lot better off now.
Web standards came along and tried to unify the way we design, putting in place a convention on the way we create our websites. Enter one of web design’s many early super heroes, John Allsopp.
He wrote A Dao of Web Design, an article that is still at the corner stone of every web designer’s must read list. He started Web Directions, a conference that focuses on the future of the web and the medium we work on. He runs the company that is behind the much-loved app, Style Master, and develops other software & online tools that make web designers’ workflows much easier.
Here’s a clip of John Allsopp about the prehistory of Responsive Design at a SydCSS Meetup.
The Philippine Web Designers Organization is proud and deeply honored to announce that John Allsopp will be flying to Manila this November for the fifth <form> function(). & .class web design conference.
Words by Mark Lacsamana & photo by David Roessli