Preview of “What Comes Next is the Future” UPDATED

What Comes Next is the Future

What Comes Next is the Future is a documentary film about the future of web design as envisioned by the people who build the web.

Here’s the film description:

What Comes Next Is the Future is a documentary film about the web created by Bearded founder Matt Griffin. It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee’s creation – how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going – as told by the people who build it.

In the film, Griffin knits together a narrative by mining dozens of conversations with important figures from throughout the web’s history including Jeffrey Zeldman, Denise Jacobs, Tim Berners-Lee, Ethan Marcotte, Chris Wilson, Lyza Danger Gardner, Eric Meyer, Irene Au, Alex Russell, Trent Walton, Val Head, Jonathan Snook and many more.

After you watch the preview, go to the futureisnext.com site to see to the list of cities and dates for viewings or to sign up for updates. Update: the film is now available free on Vimeo.

Thanks to Eric Meyer for mentioning this documentary on Facebook, otherwise I might not have heard about it. Hope my mentioning it here helps even more people become aware of the film.

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3 thoughts on “Preview of “What Comes Next is the Future” UPDATED

  1. Thank you for your work in this article. I have a quick, maybe unrelated questions, do you think I need to get education on photoshop or dreamweaver if I wanted to start designing sites on platforms other than wordpress? I look forward to your reply!

    • You do need to know a graphics editor like Photoshop. And a WYSIWYG tool for HTML is handy to have around. The last version of Dreamweaver CC I saw seemed overly complex to me. I’ve used it for almost 20 years but I’m finding it problematic lately. There is so much to learn as a web designer, but you can’t go wrong learning the basics of HTML and CSS.

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