Ben Callahan

Speaking

  1. Dayton Web Developer Meetup Crown Partners in Dayton, Ohio

    We’ve made a lot of assumptions about what makes for the most usable navigation experience on small screens—hamburger icons, off-canvas solutions, expanding elements. Countless options exist. This presentation is a careful examination of emerging patterns, as well as techniques for determining which of those patterns work best for specific architectures and project types.

  2. SXSW Interactive Austin, Texas

    I am so excited to be heading to Austin with Jeremy Loyd to present the Build Responsively full-day workshop. No doubt, it will be a fantastic week in the amazing city of Austin. Would love to have you join us!

  3. UX Immersion, Denver Denver, Colorado
  4. Converge SE Columbia, South Carolina
  5. Ready to Inspire Conference, Leiden Leiden, The Netherlands
  6. Breaking Development, Nashville Nashville, Tennessee
  7. Breaking Development, Orlando Orlando, Florida
  8. Converge FL Jacksonville, Florida

Previous Engagements

  1. Artifact Conference Providence, Rhode Island
  2. Breaking Development Nashville Nashville, Tennessee
  3. 2013 CSS Dev Conf Estes Park, Colorado
  4. Converge RVA Richmond, Virginia
  5. Converge FL Jacksonville, Florida
  6. Breaking Development San Diego San Diego, California
  7. Front-End Design Conference St. Petersburg, Florida
  8. Artifact Conference Austin, Texas
  9. Converge SE 2013 Columbia, South Carolina
  10. RWD Summit Online via Environments for Humans
  11. Think Responsively Online via Environments for Humans
  12. In Control 2013 Orlando, Florida
  13. CodeMash 2013 Sandusky, Ohio
  14. In Control 2012 Honolulu, Hawaii
  15. CSS Dev Conference Honolulu, Hawaii
  16. Frontend Masters Workshop Series Minneapolis, Minnesota
  17. Refresh LX Lisbon, Portugal

Writing

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.