HTML5 has captured the minds & hearts of web developers with impressive demos in cutting edge browsers. But what can you actually depend on this month? And is anything dependable in a “living specification”?
In this presentation Tantek illuminates what makes HTML5 both easier and more powerful, and which features are ready now, roughly usable, totally ignorable, unfortunately ugly, or worthy of web application experiments. HTML5 is also a work in progress – learn how by using it and providing feedback, anyone can help shape this important update to the foundation of the web.
Tantek Çelik is a well known open web standards advocate and innovator. He is a founder and community leader of GMPG and microformats.org, participates in the World Wide Consortium (W3C) CSS and HTML Working Groups, and works with numerous clients, such as Mozilla and Revision3, on web standards leadership and HTML5 upgrades. He is the author of HTML5 Now: A Step-By-Step Tutorial for Getting Started Today (New Riders: 2010).
Previously he was Chief Technologist at Technorati, where he led the design and development of new standards and technologies and before that he was a representative to the W3C for Microsoft, where he also helped lead the development of the award-winning Internet Explorer for Macintosh. Tantek lives in San Francisco, and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University, as well as a strong background in human interface and user-centered design from his many years at Apple Computer. He shares his thoughts at tantek.com.
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