A few days ago I was asked to deliver the first talk of the amazing Beyond Tellerand conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. The talk Breaking the barriers – moving browsers and the web forward introduced a lot of new ideas and technologies that are worked on my Mozilla and others to make the web of the future better.
Here is the video of the presentation with jump points and links to more information. If you want to see the slides of the talk, they are available here and there is also an audio recording on archive.org.
Here’s what is covered in the talk:
- Modern web technologies of HTML5 and friends that can be used right now (with 64 myself as a demo) [03:50 – 07:19]
- Rich HTML semantics (HTML5)
- Self-validating forms (HTML5)
- Richer form controls with fallbacks (HTML5)
- Canvas for painting in the browser (HTML5)
- CSS gradients, multiple backgrounds, animation and transition
- CSS 3D transforms
- Local storage and offline storage
- SVG for scalable and interactive graphics
- RequestAnimationFrame for secure animation
- History API
- Taking on challenges – we need you to show the world that web technology is good enough to do jobs that in the past were only possible with native or server-side code (with Joe Lambert’s image unshredder as the example) [07:20 – 08:04]
- Breaking the browser mould – showing that the browser interfaces can be manipulated with HTML and JS (with browser menus, context menus and the Fullscreen API as examples) [08:05 – 10:54]
- Developing with the web – developer tools in browsers and done in client side technologies (with Hackasaurus, Cloud 9 IDE, Firefox Scratchpad, Firefox Style Editor, Parse error display in view-source and Tilt as examples) [10:55 – 17:24]
- Online identity and issues with current login systems (with BrowserID as a solution to a lot of the problems we have right now) [17:25 – 29:35]
- Apps, the shortcomings and myths of native apps and the opportunity to build hybrid apps with web technologies (with Open Web Apps and Web Intents as examples) [29:36 – 37:34]
- Moving web technologies into the mobile space (with Are we mobile yet? and Boot to Gecko as demos) [37:35 – 40:11]
- How can you help? [40:12 – 42:33]
About Chris Heilmann
Principal Evangelist at Mozilla for HTML5 and open web. Let's fix this!