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HTML5 Feature Detection and Fallback with Pamela Fox

  • Jun 27, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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About the Talk

HTML5 seduces us with a wide array of shiny new features that we’d love to start using in our websites immediately. Unfortunately, these features don’t work in every browser, and even when they do “work," they don’t work the same way or at the same speed. How do you detect them? How do you fallback when you realize they don’t work? How do you know if it’s worth your time to even try?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the questions that Pamela hopes to answer in this talk, by showing real world examples from hybrid web apps and desktop sites, using features in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and even device hardware. Unequal feature distribution is and will be the reality on the web for the foreseeable future. Equip yourself now with the tools and techniques that will help you build a future-proof, future-thinking website.

About the Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Fox loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she works as a frontend engineer at Coursera, working to improve the future of online education. At night and on the weekends, she teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she worked in Google Developer Relations, and graduated from USC's Computer Science Department (Go Trojans!).

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Schedule

6:00 Doors open — mingle and enjoy pizza, beer, and other beverages

7:00p Welcome notes and Introduction

7:10p Pamela's Talk and Q&A

8:10/15p Prize giveaways * and lightning talks **

* If you are interested in doing a lightning talk, send the organizers your proposal.

** You must be at the venue to qualify for prizes.

This event will be recorded. We will post the recording as soon as it is available, typically within a week after the event. Follow@sfhtml5 or visit this page for the announcement.

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  • Dave E.

    I still have not recieved the chrome book that I won in the raffle; can you please bring it to the next meetup?

    thanks

    Dave

    July 18, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    The recording of Pamela's talk is now available: http://goo.gl/ldlyP

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • Suyash J.

    @Pamela can you post your slides here? Thanks.

    June 28, 2013

  • Dickson T.

    I believe the speaker committed a couple of factual slips particularly in the JavaScript realm. To her defense, however, JavaScript is a language that is full of inconsistencies and gotchas. And she more than made up for it with her direct, comedic delivery. She was very entertaining.

    3 · June 28, 2013

  • Joe Z.

    Thanks for listening to me babbling about my hack
    Github version:
    https://github.com/josephyzhou/rt/

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • Joe Z.

      Thanks for the feedback guys, as far as plans: performance is O(shit) now, so I'm planning on actually using the ws for ws, pipe the data to server as user types. I will probably implement some stuff using ngram and do some actual NLP. Not sure if the stack is the best, I know python has tons of great nlp libraries. Open to all kinds of suggestions :)

      June 28, 2013

    • Nachiket P.

      Hi Joe, Cool Idea. I can really like to see it as a browser plugin. Make sense?

      June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For anyone who's interested, here's the "one markup to rule them all" project I demoed in my lightning talk. https://github.com/begriffs/showpiece

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Nachiket P.

    Awesome and fun talk.
    Best part was "Practical HTML5 cons which are really important for small team or indie project"

    June 27, 2013

  • Neil D.

    Excellent speaker

    2 · June 27, 2013

  • Sam A.

    Great talk. Pamela was funny which kept me awake especially after three pints!

    2 · June 27, 2013

  • Raymond L.

    Very informative!

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tonight I did a lightning talk on the Intel XDK and App Porter tools, thanks for listening! You can get them here: http://software.intel.com/HTML5 and of course they are all free!

    June 27, 2013

  • Joel S.

    I really enjoyed Pamela Fox's presentation. She helped keep the vibe fun.

    2 · June 27, 2013

  • staRpauSe

    At the lightning talks I spoke about CODAME, a non profit celebrating the intersection of ART+TECH in the Bay Area. Our next event is a Masterclass with Fashiontech Specialist Anouk Wipprecht [NL] this Saturday & our full schedule for the year is available at http://codame.com/

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    A great resource mentioned by Pamela: https://cooperpress.com/, in particular HTML5 Weekly and JavaScript Weekly.

    3 · June 27, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    Open Web Camp V is happening on 13 July 2013: http://openwebcamp.com/

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Alex B.

    Hi, yes I will

    June 27, 2013

  • Alex B.

    Hi, yes I will

    June 27, 2013

  • Brian P J.

    I want to register!

    June 27, 2013

  • Christian C.

    Can I bring my dog? She's friendly and comes with me to work everyday.

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the talk and also meet Web developers who would be interested in device detection and web optimization tools we are offering: http://docs.whateverweb.com/introduction/

    I will be there with a couple of my colleagues to chat.

    Houman

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • linda S

    Sorry but I can't make it today. Please open up my spot for someone who wants to go. See you next time!

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    alas.. can't make it tonight

    June 27, 2013

  • Joe

    +1

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will try and make it

    June 26, 2013

  • Allitik

    How long will this be? 6-9pm?

    June 25, 2013

    • Allitik

      Yes, it states when the last section starts at 815pm but not when it ends.
      Another question - I put my full name in the form after I registered because my Meetup name isn't the same - will that work to override my Meetup name?

      June 25, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      @Apple We ask that everyone vacate the venue by 9p, but lightning talks and prize giveaways may end before that. Please bring the email confirmation (on your phone or a printout) just in case. Thanks!

      1 · June 25, 2013

  • Sarada P.

    Is there going to be live streaming?

    1 · June 4, 2013

    • Matthew P.

      Another +1 For streaming. Toronto is a bit far to travel. We did a face tracking event a few months ago (not posting link out of respect) and it would be great to revisit the topic.

      June 25, 2013

    • Peter L.

      The event will definitely be recorded and posted on the site in about a week.

      2 · June 25, 2013

  • Martha M.

    Great topic.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to this event :)

    June 22, 2013

  • Nachiket P.

    Yes, visiting SF for few weeks

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first Meetup with this group!

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Brian T.

    Is the event venue close to the BART station?

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    time conflict

    June 19, 2013

  • Alex B.

    Hi, yes I will

    June 18, 2013

  • Richard F.

    I have a conflict, sorry to miss this.

    June 18, 2013

  • Richard F.

    I have a conflict. Sorry to miss this.

    June 18, 2013

  • Brian T.

    Learning HTML 5 & CSS 3 will at least give me valuable experience to help me look for full time work in web design after college

    June 18, 2013

  • Roman G.

    Roman Gurovich

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool!!

    June 5, 2013

  • Phil D.

    Great idea for a talk!

    June 5, 2013

  • Raymond L.

    HTML5!

    June 4, 2013

  • Jesus F. T.

    Awesome

    June 4, 2013

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