Fronteers 2013

  1. Wouldn't it be great if your browser anticipated what you wanted before you asked for it? Web pages could arrive before you finished typing the URL. Science fiction? Not at all. This talk uncovers several techniques available to browsers and web developers today to move us closer to an instantaneous web experience. Preresolve, prefetch, prerender, preload, and other predictors: What do they all mean? Which browsers support them? How do web developers take advantage of them, and make sure not to break them?

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  2. The Flexible Box Layout module, called “flexbox” for short, is the most fully developed and well supported of CSS3’s wide array of new techniques for creating page layouts. Web developers are itching to use it, and with good reason—flexbox allows you to create fluid, responsive layouts without having to worry about crazy percentage grid widths, negative margins, float drop, and all those pesky CSS layout quirks we’ve dealt with for over a decade.

    It all sounds great, but how do you actually put it to use in the real world—today? In this session, you’ll learn when to use flexbox, what the browser-specific variants are, and how to use it to build responsive multi-column page layouts without the headache. Plus, for those of us who just want to dip a toe in for now, we’ll look at some practical ideas for how to use flexbox as progressive enhancement, adding it in bits and pieces on individual page components with graceful fallbacks.

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  3. In this talk Peter will demonstrate step by step how to transform a simple piece of JavaScript to a state where you can change the code while running it. This is particularly handy for visual applications, or applications with continuous data stream processor like a chatbot. This principle is then generalized in a library. He'll explain the basics, how it works, fixes for certain edge cases, and some open issues.

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  4. When Fronteers was founded in 2007, front end as a profession was still in its infancy. These days, we can safely say it is a grown-up profession. Although we can always do better!

    Professionalism is more than knowing the latest HTML5 elements by heart — you are a vital link in the design process. And with this great power comes great responsibility.

    More and more, front-enders are expected to work well with others: managers, marketeers, designers and/or backenders (plus of course other front end-professionals). Your work is going to change, whether you want it to or not. Are you ready?

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  5. This talk demystifies some of the FUD surrounding speed and single page JavaScript web applications. It focuses on faster load times, removing bottlenecks around the server, network and rendering on the client.

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Fronteers 2013

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Fronteers 2013 took place on 9, 10 and 11 October. We kicked off with the Jam Session on Wednesday evening in a bar in Amsterdam. The conference itself took place in Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam. WebM versions of these videos, transcripts and slides…


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Fronteers 2013 took place on 9, 10 and 11 October. We kicked off with the Jam Session on Wednesday evening in a bar in Amsterdam. The conference itself took place in Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam. WebM versions of these videos, transcripts and slides will also be available on fronteers.nl/congres/2013/sessions

Fronteers conference is a yearly event, organised by Fronteers, the Dutch non-profit trade organisation for front-end web developers. Its goals include the professionalisation of our trade, (improved) recognition of the front-end discipline, and improving the position of Dutch front-end developers in their company and the web design/development world in general. For more information about Fronteers and our conference, check out fronteers.nl/ (Dutch) or fronteers.nl/congres (English)

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