6:00 - 7:00: HTML5 Components by David Geary
7:00 - 7:30: Dinner
7:30 - 9:00: The Web is Wider than You Think by Scott Davis
by David Geary
HTML5 is still a relatively new technology, but it's rapidly maturing. One thing that HTML5 is currently missing is a way to easily build components, such as sliders or image viewers, for example, that you can drop into a webpage or web application.
In this talk you will see how to create your own ad-hoc components with today's technology, and you'll learn about an initiative underway to define a bona-fide component system for HTML5 so that you can implement your own components.
The Web is Wider than You Think
by Scott Davis
You've probably heard the old adage, "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." For web developers, this can be a dangerously narrow mindset. Chances are good that your end users visit your website on devices that bear precious little resemblance to the computer that you used to write it in the first place.
We are living in an era where the web is truly wide; it encompasses a diverse set of devices from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, all the way up to smart TVs and DVD players. The modern web developer can no longer assume a 1024x768 browser window size, let alone a keyboard or mouse.
In this talk, you'll see what it takes to support multiple input methods -- mouse-based hovers, finger-based pinching and stretching, and TV remote control-based button presses. You'll learn how Responsive Web Design allows your website to flow like water from a 3-inch smartphone screen to a 60-inch TV. But most importantly, you'll learn how easy it is to build your website with the flexibility to support the end user's device of choice -- perhaps even one that hasn't been invented yet.