Modernizr with Faruk Ates

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The future is in reach with Modernizr
The Web is undergoing many changes on both a platform and a technological level. Developers are gaining access to more exciting features than they can keep up with, but the explosive growth in diversity of the browser landscape has made supporting users more difficult and complicated than ever. Or has it?

Modernizr arrived two years ago to show us a different approach, one that is more in line with “mobile first” (or “content first,” really) and, later on, responsive web design. The recent version 2.0 release saw Modernizr taking the next step towards being the foundation of a more progressive, flexible Web. Learn all about wielding Modernizr's power to great effect, and why it makes the future of web development in reach, today.

About the speaker

Faruk Ates does creative things on the Web, like Modernizr ( an open source library that helps you take advantage of cutting-edge features in HTML5 and CSS3 today. Now the Product Designer at Apture (, Faruk previously did a three year stint as a UI Engineer at Apple where he helped to bring cutting-edge web development techniques to the Online Store and MobileMe.

Faruk has written for many publications both online and in print, and speaks all around the world about web standards, best practices and designing for the Web of tomorrow. He writes a blog at (

Important Information

- Please bring your ID (and, if needed, something that identifies you with your MeetUp username)

- Doors will open by 5:30 and close at 7p, so definitely get there early! We will not be able to let anyone else in past 7p.

Sorry for the inconvenience!


6:30 p.m. Meet, eat, and mingle (Food sponsored by Kaazing)

7:00 p.m. Introductions/sponsors

7:15 p.m. Faruk's presentation begins

8:15 p.m. Q&A and prize giveaways

8:20 p.m. Back by popular demand, a round of lightning talks!

This event will be recorded. The recording will be posted within a few days after the event.