Ben Callahan

Speaking At

  1. Madison+ UX, Madison Madison, Wisconson
  2. 2014 CSS Summit Online
  3. Breaking Development, Nashville Nashville, Tennessee
  4. Frontend Design Conference, Portland Portland, Oregon
  5. Build Right, Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia
  6. Build Right, Charleston Charleston, South Carolina
  7. Web Afternoon, Charleston Charleston, South Carolina
  8. Breaking Development, Orlando Orlando, Florida
  9. Converge FL Jacksonville, Florida

A Few Previous Engagements

  1. UIE Virtual Seminar Web Based Presentation
  2. Converge SE Columbia, South Carolina
  3. UX Immersion, Denver Denver, Colorado
  4. Artifact Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  5. SXSW Interactive Austin, Texas
  6. Artifact Conference Providence, Rhode Island
  7. Breaking Development Nashville Nashville, Tennessee
  8. 2013 CSS Dev Conf Estes Park, Colorado
  9. Converge RVA Richmond, Virginia
  10. Converge FL Jacksonville, Florida
  11. Breaking Development San Diego San Diego, California
  12. Front-End Design Conference St. Petersburg, Florida
  13. Artifact Conference Austin, Texas
  14. Converge SE 2013 Columbia, South Carolina
  15. In Control 2013 Orlando, Florida
  16. In Control 2012 Honolulu, Hawaii
  17. CSS Dev Conference Honolulu, Hawaii
  18. Frontend Masters Workshop Series Minneapolis, Minnesota
  19. Refresh LX Lisbon, Portugal

Selected Writings

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.