UK web developer conference explodes into its third year with big name international speakers and a global audience

Workshops: 5th and 6th September
Conference: 7th September
Brighton Dome

Clearleft Ltd, a specialist web design and interaction company, today announces the details of d.Construct 2007. Now in its third year, d.Construct has become an essential date in the developer community’s diary. Further, it is one of the key events in Brighton’s booming digital sector.

d.Construct is an affordable one day conference, aimed at those building the latest generation of web-based applications. This year, speakers from well-known web organisations including Yahoo, Adaptive Path and Flickr, will present to an audience of 600 designers, developers, bloggers and thought leaders. Presentations will address how to create the best possible online experiences as well as the challenges and opportunities of “User Experience Design”. The conference will be supported by two days of workshops.

d.Construct brings developers together from as far as San Francisco to learn, share and network. It is sponsored by big names including the BBC and Yahoo. Tickets for the 2006 event sold out in just 36 hours and looks set to do the same in 2007.

Globally renowned speakers and workshops
d.Construct 2007 has secured the attendance of expert speakers and admired personalities from the web industry, these include:

• Jared Spool, User Interface Engineering
• Cameron Moll, Co-author of CSS Mastery
• George Oates, Flickr
• Matt Webb, Schulze and Webb
• Tom Coates, Yahoo
• Thomas Vander Wal, InfoCloud Solutions and Web Standards Project
• Peter Merholz, Adaptive Path

The two days of workshops on 5th and 6th September will focus on key issues for this community including building the social web with tagging, principles and practices for successful experience design, microformats and web design foundations.

Andy Budd, director of Clearleft and d.Construct’s organiser said: “d.Construct really started out as an affordable opportunity for developers to gather, network and learn from some of the most admired people in our industry – in short an event we would like to attend ourselves! It has grown year on year and now carries a reputation as a forum to predict and discuss future trends in the digital community. The very first d.Construct in 2005 raised the issue of Web 2.0, long before today’s marketers latched on to the term. In 2007, we are looking to attach real business value to the user experience and purchasing process.”

The inaugural Brighton BarCamp, the latest in an international network of community run conferences and workshops, runs concurrently with the d.Construct event. Bar-Camp presents an opportunity for developers to meet and continue the discussions from the conference over the weekend. Implemented in 31 cities around the world, Ba-Camp’s arrival in Brighton underscores the city’s position as the UK’s leading hub for the IT, creative and media industries.

Ticket information
Registration opens mid July and interested parties should sign up to the event’s RSS feed to receive information prior to tickets going on sale. This will be accompanied by a series of podcasts from speakers at the show, available from mid July at

For full details of the conference and workshop schedule, visit


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Published on: 12:00AM on 21st May 2007