Web Directions south wrap up

Web Directions South is over for another year and what a fantastic event it was.At Web Essentials last year, I thought the focus was on standards and accesibility. This year, talk of standards took a bit of a back seat. This is an incredible leap forward in the last 12 months. I guess at a conference like this, it is now preaching to the converted. We as developers are using standards & educating our clients and collegues to the benefits of standards based design.This year, there was still an emphasis on accesibilty, but the big push was on user experience, whether this be through the visual design, information architecture or user testing. Nearly every speaker spoke about the importance of user testing.The main web directions site has great summary of the speakers – I was too busy soaking it up to take copious amounts of notes.