by Divya Manian
Each website is a product used daily by people to take actions, not just read the content on it. Your product is amorphous, it takes the shape of whatever container it fills: a mobile browser, a touch enabled desktop browser, or a 30″ iMac that is connected to the Internet via tethering. Photoshop is just one of the means to an end in this new age of utilitarian web sites.
The new technologies available in HTML5 already allow you to create prototypes quickly in the browser. Learn how to create a prototype from start to finish using these new technologies while taking advantage of quick prototyping tools.
by Dave Johnson
Where once web pages were sandboxed, with little if any access to the underlying device capabilities, increasingly, this is no longer the case.
From the first steps of geolocation, which enables any web site or application to ask the browser for a user’s location, an increasing range of device features are beging exposed in the DOM: the file system, camera, gyrosopes, address book, compasses and more.
In this session, Dave Johnson, originator of the phoneGap project delves into HTML5 and related device APIs, enabling us to build richer, more sophsitcated applications in the browser.
by Tammy Butow
Let’s have a look at how new features such as autofocus, required fields, native date pickers, placeholder text and popping up tailored keyboards for numbers and email addresses on mobile devices can make life more enjoyable!
by John Allsopp
One of the perceived benefits of “native” apps is that they can be installed on a device, then run when the user isn’t connected. But web apps can do this too.
In this session, John Allsopp will show you how to use HTML5 features such as app cache and webStorage to create apps that the user can install, and which will work even when the user is cruising at 30,000 feet with no web connection.
These features also have the added bonus of helping to improve the performance of web sites and apps as well, and even work in all modern browsers and devices, including IE8 up!
by Anson Parker
Get the low-down on this excellent HTML5 feature and learn how you can add it to your own web projects (and why you’d want to!). We’ll also look at some of the mis-steps made along the way (like the 2011/12 Twitter web interface).
by Faruk Ateş
Our medium has entered its third decade of existence, and is ready for some growing up. Our definitions and understanding of the web are rapidly getting out of date, as, too, are our practices for building on it. It is time to re-evaluate where things are and, more importantly, where they are going.
23rd–24th May 2012