Today was the HTML5 live conference in London, England. In this one day conference around 150 attendees learned the why of HTML5, and how to implement it in the current work environment.
As Mozilla’s representative I was asked to give a talk on how we are faring as a movement when it comes to HTML5. In the talk Rocking the boat – and causing a ripple I discussed the necessity to take HTML5 away from something to build cool demos in to be used in day to day products so we can find and report bugs. I also covered a few of the issues that are cropping up like “best viewed with browser X” products and trying to impress users by listing the technologies used rather than just using them to improve the overall experience. In the end we also list some of the new technologies and products Mozilla is working on to make the web a real application platform that has the same access that native applications have.
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The audio recording of the talk is available at archive.org
About Chris Heilmann
Principal Evangelist at Mozilla for HTML5 and open web. Let's fix this!