What's New in Web Browsers

Molly Holzschlag (Opera Software, ASA)
Development
Location: 2002
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 16 ratings)

Molly will examine what is new in Web browsers, with a focus on practical realities for developers. We’ll discuss how developers will need to deal with IE8 modes, and discuss HTML and CSS advances in all major browsers including Firefox, Opera, and Safari. The focus will be on how to work with these browsers to optimize the open standard advances as well as achieve a modicum of cross-browser compatibility for web sites and applications.

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Molly Holzschlag

Opera Software, ASA

Molly E. Holzschlag is a well-known Web standards advocate, instructor, and author. She has served as Group Lead for the Web Standards Project (WaSP), has been an invited expert to the W3C, consultant to numerous browser vendors and corporate clients, and has written more than 30 books covering client-side development and design for the Web.

Currently, she works at Opera Software as Web Evangelist, working to improve the quality of life and work for designers and developers worldwide via open standards.

You can keep up with Molly on her personal Web site, where else? http://molly.com/

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William McCormick
04/08/2009 10:05am PDT

Hi Molly. I sat through the session because this is my job to know and understand where the incompatibilities between the various browsers lie. There was some information there. But the session felt light on facts and heavy on other stuff. This is of course my opinion. No offense to you as an individual was intended.

Molly Holzschlag
04/04/2009 1:51am PDT

William,

Truly sorry you felt that way. However, as an educator what you refer to as name dropping and bragging is actually the historical truth of the standards movement. The people and companies I talk about all play a significant role in how developers work.

As for educating, I provided an overview of all contemporary browser technologies including HTML5, XHTML, CSS3, SVG 1.1, media queries and demo’d examples of the above. I also discussed the process of preparing for IE8. That took 40 minutes of a 50 minute presentation. So I’m concerned as to where you feel the failure really was.

As a speaker and educator with 20 years experience, I have never been given such negative feedback as “horrible” so I wonder why, if I was so bad, you chose to stay, or didn’t involve yourself and ask questions as I very much encouraged throughout the presentation.

With regards, Molly

William McCormick
04/03/2009 7:17pm PDT

This was a horrible session. The presenter was more interested in name dropping her peers and bragging about her various jobs than actually educating the audience on anything worthwhile

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