Web APIs are here, we’ve seen them, we’ve played with them, but what can they do beyond the ordinary? You can make your browser dance, you can make your phone ‘feel’ music and lots more besides. Time to start to take a look at some of them and how they are faring in modern browsers.
Ruth John wireframes, designs and codes for The Lab at O2 (Telefonica). She also tweets and blogs a bit too. You can often find her chatting about web development, building apps and how an extra div is not the answer to your styling problems. Either that or the lesser known Thundercats characters.
After 2 years of community effort, we’ve finally reached the stage where a native responsive images solution is right around the corner. Major browsers and the RICG are working hand in hand on the picture element specification, and implementations are under way.
In this talk we will discuss the various use cases the specification handles, the matching syntax for each one, do’s and don’ts when it comes to polyfilling, and the state of current implementation efforts.
Yoav is a Web performance and browser internals specialist, working on responsive design Web performance, image compression and more. He recently implemented the srcset attribute in Blink.
He is an RICG technical lead, a Blink & WebKit committer and a bass player.
You can follow his rants on Twitter or have a peek at his latest prototypes on Github.
As the web battles for eyeballs with native applications it’s becoming increasingly important for sites to consider ways to improve speed and performance. In this session Martin Beeby Technical Evangelist at Microsoft will show you what the IE team have been doing at a platform and tooling level with IE11 to enable developers to build faster sites across Windows and Windows Phone.
Martin Beeby works for Microsoft where he talks to developers about HTML5, Windows 8 and the web. Martin has been developing since he was 16 and over the past 12 years has worked on projects with many major brands including National Rail Enquiries, The Financial Times and Tesco.
Martin has written articles for, and been featured in .net Magazine, ZDNet, the Microsoft Developer Network, Ubelly.com
After one year with FirefoxOS on the market, some of the features that we were playing with in the OS now are in your current FirefoxOS. From Gecko v.18 to v.30, we have been testing and improving new APIs and features (and new ones coming!) which let us to play, directly from the browser, to the Hardware layer and other services related.
FirefoxOS is the arrow head of the new features coming to the browser, and an open door to test and improve browser capabilities. Push services? WebRTC? Haida? What are the new features coming? Let’s stay tuned to State of the Browser 2014 Conference!
Fernando Campo, Firefox OS Frontend Engineer @Telefónica
With a background of web and android development, it was just a matter of time before I ended up jumping in on FirefoxOS. Sports, technology, freedom, and equality, that’s where I want to be.
But don’t follow me on twitter, or you’ll end up disappointed.
Borja Salguero, Firefox OS Frontend Engineer @Telefónica. Web technologies passionate and Vespa enthusiast!
Proud member of FirefoxOS Team. Web technologies passionate and Vespa enthusiast, I’ve been working in FirefoxOS from almost the beginning trying to do the same as Enrico Piaggio did with the Scooter, make the App’s world affordable to everybody. Let’s keep it simple, let’s support the Web!
From meta viewport to @viewport and from device-pixel-ratio to the resolution media query: various responsive design hooks are undergoing standardization, allowing for future-proof sites that work well in different contexts. In addition, new CSS features like object-fit, relative length units and so on are increasingly supported by browsers as well, and allow for more versatile responsive design solutions. In my talk, I will look at these features and explain how they can be used in websites today.
Andreas started working for Opera Software as a QA engineer and web evangelist in Tokyo, and then led and built up Opera’s developer relations team from Oslo. Since last year, he is also product manager for Opera extensions.