Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about JavaScript with slides and audio

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Android ≠ Android: Lessons Creating a JS Framework

    by Stephan Haux

    JavaScript is indispensable for even moderate mobile web apps as only scripts enable user interaction and integrate on device capabilities like location, camera, onboard storage or database. But while the SDKs for Google™ Android™ or Apple™ iOS™ look like a single definition with the ability to adjust to different devices – reality is not that simple. The increasing importance of JavaScript adds a whole new layer of complexity to the yet excessive fragmentation in the mobile space.
    In this presentation Netbiscuits shows its experiences with developing high end – and still multi device – mobile web apps providing rich user experience. We constantly enhance our cloud software service to enable rich user experience for mobile web apps cross-platform. Many of our lessons learned during the research for our rich mobile UX framework will be shared in this session.
    Based on (code) examples attendees will get to learn about the power and limits of a framework, the pitfalls in architecture and design and the challenges of testing and QA in mobile. Furthermore, you will receive clear guidelines for deciding server- or client-side, which to use when.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 10th March

    In Salon K, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • HTML5 and CSS3: Does Now Really Mean Now?

    by Chris Mills and Chris Mills

    The browser vendors love them! The browser fans and cutting edge designers are producing some really remarkable stuff, but what do HTML5 and CSS3 really mean for you, the pragmatic designer on the street? If you sidle up to one of those guys and whisper "but what about IE6 support", they are likely to slap you in the face, or run away with their hands clamped over their ears, yelling "la lala lala, I can't hear you." In this talk, Chris Mills will have a look at some of the new features of HTML5 and CSS3 - new semantics, video, media queries, rounded corners, web fonts, drop shadows and more. He will show real world examples, and then look at how they actually perform on those shady older browsers we are often called on to support. He will then look at strategies for providing support for those older browsers, including using JavaScript, fallbacks, and progressive enhancement.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Ballroom A, Austin Convention Center

Sunday 11th March 2012

  • Excessive Enhancement: JavaScript's Dark Side

    by Phil Hawksworth

    Are we being seduced by the animation and rich UI capabilities of modern browsers at the expense of the underlying platform of the Web?

    The Web has entered a new phase in its evolution: The proliferation of a JavaScript enabled audience with increased processing grunt in their devices, better and more ambitious JavaScript developers, and users with an appetite for sophisticated experiences, all seem to be helping to move the web in a rich and exciting direction. Good developers understand about graceful degradation, progressive enhancement, unobtrusive JavaScript and the like, so why are we seeing big companies building web offerings with little apparent thought for their impact on the Web?

    We'll explore this by looking at what the Web was, is now, and might become. We'll look at examples of exciting user interfaces and sophisticated interactions. We'll also examine some emerging techniques for providing rich user interactions without hurting the web or killing kittens.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Sunday 11th March

    In Ballroom A, Austin Convention Center

Tuesday 13th March 2012