Back in October, Luke Crouch, one of the web developers working on the Mozilla Developer Network went to Techfest in Tulsa, Oklahoma to tell people all about HTML5. You can see his slides with his voiceover at Usergroup.tv:
Luke gave an overview on the history of HTML5 vs. XHTML and the approaches of the W3C and the WHATWG. He explains how standards are produced and how this can be daunting. He then shows how “shipping code wins” and showcases lots of examples of new technology in action.
He concludes with a nice comparison on how much simpler it is to build rich form interfaces with HTML5 and polyfills than with native code for various platforms.
All in all a presentation very worth while from someone who is in the trenches and who is not afraid to use new technology and wait for the market to catch up.
About Chris Heilmann
Evangelist for HTML5 and open web. Let's fix this!