Interlab 2009

Presentation Videos

Here are streaming videos of some of the best speakers from InterLab '09. We're glad we could make them available, but be advised: they're only available in Real format, so you'll need RealPlayer. It's still free.
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A Site Redesign

Presented by Jeffrey Zeldman  |  Length: 01:09:01
How can you change the way a site looks, while preserving the way its brand feels? Can “listening to your content” help you design more effectively? Zeldman examines the differing goals and processes behind client work (when the content belongs to someone else) and homegrown sites (when the product or content is yours).

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DIY UX: Give Your Users an Upgrade

Presented by Whitney Hess  |  Length: 00:58:05
Have you fallen in love with your solution and forgotten the original problem? Are you certain that your product actually makes people’s lives better? Not every company can hire someone like me to help you listen to your users, so you’re gonna have to learn how to do some of this stuff yourself. I’ll show you some techniques to find out who your users are, what they really need and how to go about giving it to them in an easy to use and pleasurable way. And it doesn’t have to bankrupt you or kill your release date. (Slides used in this presentation are available at

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Refactoring for Mobile

Presented by Joseph Lewis  |  Length: 00:40:39
In the wake of the iPhone launch in 2007, more and more mobile manufacturers are paying real attention to how their users are accessing the web. Some sites report that 20% or more of their traffic now comes from mobile devices. This presentation will look at the increased mobile web trends, what that means for the laboratory network, and how to refactor a web page layout for mobile using simple markup guidelines and advanced CSS techniques.

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The Mobile Web—Now or Later?

Presented by Clay Andres  |  Length: 00:36:09
Telephony is not the iPhone's killer app. It's the App Store, which is why every SmartPhone operating system is getting an app store—BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia, and Google are all in the game. For Web developers, these are the platforms of the Mobile Web, and even as each has its own operating system and app store, the Mobile Web will likely be the major source of platform-independent, browser-based application delivery..

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Microformats: Web Semantics & More

Presented by Emily Lewis  |  Length: 00:39:13
Microformats are simple, open design patterns based on existing standards — HTML — that are used to add semantics to common web content, such as that about people, places, events and links. More than semantic meaning, though, microformats have a wide range of other benefits, including SEO, standards compliance and extensible data publishing. And some of the biggest sites on the web today use microformats: Google, Yahoo!, Twitter and Facebook, to name a few. In this presentation, you will learn the basics you need to start publishing microformats and, in turn, enrich and add meaning to your content. (Slides used in this presentation are available at

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