Designer Chat Session with Trent Walton

We have reviewed both and both on UMS in the past couple of months and really wanted to speak to someone from that company to find out more about them. So I was able to talk Trent (@trentwalton) into spending a few minutes chatting with me.

We go right into his recent blog post about CSS3 transitions and discussed how much we are looking forward to using more CSS3 in our own work. Then we discussed a post he wrote titled “position absolute” which ended with a note about a tweet recently made by Elliot Jay Stocks about how web designers today should be able to code their own work. I like Trent’s point about basically being open to change the way you view things and discussion, flexibility is indeed the web designer’s secret weapon.

One thing that I love the most about and is the illustrative quality to all the pages on these websites and how each page is a fully developed ‘art directed’ thought. I think that’s one of the strongest parts of what Paravel does. We discuss how this quality came about in their work and what goes into pulling that off. Trent is a very gracious person when it comes to his team and the work they put into each project.

By day, and often times by night, I work with the team at Paravel to defend the interweb one byte at a time. I live west of Austin in a part of the Texas Hill Country where the lake levels are constant, the chicken fried steaks are as big as your face and the cedar pollen takes no prisoners.

Bio taken from, be sure to follow him on twitter too @trentwalton.


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.