Grab the slides from my talk: [Making of a Web Craftsman Slides][2]

Here are the links to resources I mentioned during my talk:

Here are the quotes I mentioned during the talk, with links to each of the articles / books referenced:

“A designer who does not write markup and css is not designing for the web, but drawing pictures.” -Andy Rutledge, Web Design is Product Design
“If there’s one thing designers are good at — it’s following the Internet, and there’s already plenty of information about the latest tools and software there. Tools are merely instruments that help us accomplish a task, but tools can’t think, so expand on your approaches and point of view.” -Aura Seltzer, “Elevating the Podium”
“If your life is primarily consumed by your work, then loving your work is one of the most important keys to loving your life.” -Chad Fowler, The Passionate Programmer
“That’s the tough thing about the web. In an instant, you can see somebody’s work that took them not just months to create, but years to come into their own style. When I understood that there will always be people ahead of me, I realized I didn’t have to be jealous, but that I could be happy about the work I’m making right now. If you keep creating, you’re just going to get better.” -Kyle Steed, The Great Discontent
“Challenge yourself. Humble yourself. Get over yourself. Whatever you do, make sure it’s well outside your comfort zone. You’ll learn and grow and become better, stronger, and a lot more self-assured. Learning to not care what others think about you – in a healthy way – is incredibly empowering.” -Jeff Haden, Your Most Important Business Invesment
“In the traditional professional world (and specifically the IT trade), we’re less likely to ask each other for help. Depending on others is often seen as a sign of weakness. We’re afraid to admit that we’re not perfect. Everything is competition. Only the strong survive, and all that. Unfortunately, this leads to an extremely underdeveloped system of mentoring.” -Chad Fowler, The Passionate Programmer
“The horizontal stroke of the ‘T’ is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines. The vertical stroke of the ‘T’ is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process.” -Tim Brown, T-Shaped Stars: The Backbone of IDEO’s Collaborative Culture
“If programmers got paid to remove code from sofware instead of writing new code, software would be a whole lot better.” -Nicholas Negroponte, “And, the rest of the (AIGA Conference) story”, as quoted in Getting Real by 37Signals
“…if you could give one piece of advice to another designer starting out, what would you say?”

“…my answer is always, find something you’re passionate about and write about that passion.” -Cameron Moll on The Great Discontent