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by Rob Hawkes
Rob's talk is a soothing introduction to HTML5 canvas, the amazing new addition to a Web developers tool-kit. His talk takes a brief look into the history of the new technology and gives you an insight into its origins. From then on he'll cover everything you need to know about HTML5 canvas, from what it does and how to actually use it. It's an interesting and informative talk that will leave you itching to start playing with the technology. HTML5 canvas is argued to be the future of graphics on the Web, so don't miss out!
by John O'Nolan
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by Syd Lawrence
As part of the HTML5 Spec, they have introduced the History API. This allows ajax calls to modify the browser history and address bar.
This talk will outline some of the cool new things to play with, to make AJAX calls more accessible and shareable.
by Neil Dennis
Thinking about starting your own web design agency rather than going into freelance? In his talk, Neil shares what he has learnt over the last 6 years from a funding, business and client perspective.
If you're planning on getting a job with an agency or setting up as a freelancer, this talk will prepare you for doing just that. Anna will guide you through the first few weeks and months of working in the web industry, advise on what qualifications are relevant, and give some tips on how getting established in the industry. She'll also be covering the boring but essential stuff like taxes, how much to charge, and how to write a contract.
Right now is an incredibly exciting time to be someone who wants to build stuff for the web (and that includes mobile).
Innovation in hardware and software goes leaps and bounds and very simple to learn technologies give you reach and access to things that were until now hidden behind licenses and hard to use enterprise software packages.
Take this and the web as a media to tell people about your work and ask for advice and you will see that soon you do what you love and make money with it.
In this talk Chris Heilmann is going to show you how anyone can make a difference and do their part to make our jobs and lives easier.
28th January 2011