Past Meetup

HTML5 in your TV and what Responsive Web Design does not solve

This Meetup is past

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Most of us has picked up on the terms mobile first and responsive design by now, but does it solve all the needs we have? And what is the next market web technology will emerge into and can we apply our existing skills to it? In this meet-up we will try to look a bit into the future and see what is next in the pipeline.

Bruce Lawson - Responsive Web Design; what it does not solve!
Responsive Web Design (RWD) is the hottest thing to hit the Web since Sir Lee Mr Trygve Lie (according to the speaker himself). But, sadly, it doesn't solve every problem. This talk looks at upcoming standards that will increase the power of RWD to deliver cross-device web sites.

Mr Lawson evangelizes open web standards for Opera Software and he co-wrote Introducing HTML5 (, the first book on HTML5 with Remy Sharp, was on the W3C Mobile Web App Best Practices Working Group and participated in the development of BS8878, the British Standard for commissioning accessible websites. He’s been front-end technical lead for the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority web sites, tutor to a princess’ daughter in Thailand, a movie extra in Bombay, and a tarot card reader in Istanbul. He blogs ( and tweets ( a lot.

Mike Taylor - Web on the big screen; HTML5 in your telly
In this talk we will take a look at what TV application development landscape looks like today, and at the constraints exist for writing JS for a TV. Are "best practices" the same? Can we rely on the tools that we have grown accustomed to over the past few years developing with HTML5?

Mike ( also works for Opera Software on the Developer Relations and Tools team as a Web Opener, from Brooklyn, NY, with a focus on JS library and framework compatibility and run-on sentences. He does also tweet (, but not as much as Bruce.

Both talks will be in English.

NB: The landlord at Mesh is still without the rights to sell alcohol so after the talks we will head over to Amundsen ( We might have a small surprise to compensate for this...

We would also recommend everybody to take a look at the upcoming node.js meet-up (