Ben Callahan

Selected Engagements

  1. Pittsburgh Refresh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  2. Breaking Development, Orlando Orlando, Florida
  3. Build Right: Collaboration, Columbia Columbia, South Carolina
  4. TEDx Dayton Dayton, Ohio
  5. Web Afternoon, Charleston Charleston, South Carolina
  6. Frontend Design Conference, Portland Portland, Oregon
  7. Breaking Development, Nashville Nashville, Tennessee
  8. 2014 CSS Summit Online
  9. Madison+ UX, Madison Madison, Wisconson
  10. UIE Virtual Seminar Web Based Presentation
  11. Converge SE Columbia, South Carolina
  12. UX Immersion, Denver Denver, Colorado
  13. Artifact Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  14. SXSW Interactive Austin, Texas
  15. Artifact Conference Providence, Rhode Island
  16. Breaking Development Nashville Nashville, Tennessee
  17. 2013 CSS Dev Conf Estes Park, Colorado
  18. Converge RVA Richmond, Virginia
  19. Converge FL Jacksonville, Florida
  20. Breaking Development San Diego San Diego, California
  21. Front-End Design Conference St. Petersburg, Florida
  22. Artifact Conference Austin, Texas
  23. Converge SE 2013 Columbia, South Carolina
  24. In Control 2013 Orlando, Florida
  25. In Control 2012 Honolulu, Hawaii
  26. CSS Dev Conference Honolulu, Hawaii
  27. Frontend Masters Workshop Series Minneapolis, Minnesota
  28. Refresh LX Lisbon, Portugal

Selected Writings

  1. Facilitating Collaboration Web Standards Sherpa

    A walk-through of some things we’ve learned trying to foster an environment where our team can collaborate.

  2. The Sum of the Parts The Sparkbox Foundry

    A reminder that, despite the need for us to build systems rather than pages, our users will still experience them as pages. We must consider the whole as we build the parts.

  3. Dissecting Design The Sparkbox Foundry

    We’ve long dreamt of a time when we could shed ourselves of the shackles of pixel-pushing to embrace a more idealistic way of working—designing in the browser. Many have tried and many have failed, but it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. In this article, I dissect the design process to explore which tools are the most helpful for certain parts of the web design process.

  4. Responsive Retrofitting Web Standards Sherpa

    I’m so proud to be contributing on a site I’ve respected for quite a while now, the Web Standards Sherpa. Review number 23 is a look at how older sites can still benefit from responsive techniques.

  5. There Is No Breakpoint The Sparkbox Foundry

    For a while now we’ve been feeling that selecting a set of breakpoints and expecting them to work across an entire system of content is only a partial solution. In this piece, I’m exploring the idea that maybe breakpoints should be created when their needed for the specific atomic element that I’m styling as opposed to the system as a whole. Also, there are Matrix references.

  6. Responsively Retrofit Older Sites .net magazine

    I’m so excited to have written something that will actually be printed. The folks at .net magazine gave me the opportunity to share some of the thinking I’ve been doing on how to use responsive techniques on older sites. This is a tutorial-type article and the issue is packed with some great stuff. Many thanks to the wonderful Stephanie Rieger for her technical review and fantastic feedback.

  7. Cross-Width Consistency The Sparkbox Foundry

    Are off-canvas layouts a shiny new tool ripe for abuse? Just posing a quick question for us to consider.

  8. The Responsive Dip The Sparkbox Foundry

    An explanation of my 30,000 foot view of our industry’s current state as it relates to responsive web design.

  9. Content Prototyping In Responsive Web Design Smashing Magazine

    For centuries, we have shaped our layouts and typefaces according to the meaning of the content we’re presenting. While this has traditionally been done on fixed-width paper canvases, we need to embrace the fact that the web is not fixed width. Content prototypes give us an opportunity see our content in its real habitat—the web—sooner.