Category: Events

Web Components: concerns and opportunities

On the 21st of March I had the pleasure of participating in the Web Components panel at Edge Conf, and the privilege of giving the introduction to the panel. I’m a strong advocate of Web Components and it was great to be able to provide my opinion on them, alongside some real experts in the field, as well as hear questions and feedback from the community. The main concern which was raised is that, as developers create their own elements, some important considerations — accessibility not least — could get forgotten about.

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A refreshed Speaking page

I’ve updated my Speaking page to include more conferences, more videos, and a little on my speaking requirements and preferences. I’m planning to cut down on the number of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interesting offers and opportunities, so please get in touch if you’re organising an event.


Video of some recent talks I’ve given

I’ve had a really busy year for public speaking, having had the pleasure of being invited to speak at ten events so far, from local grassroots meetings to professional conferences (with more to come). Not all of the talks are recorded but many are, so below I’ve selected a few videos from the last few months in the vain hope that you may find them interesting.

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It’s CSS Day next month!

Next month I’ll have the pleasure of taking part in CSS Day in Amsterdam, not once, but twice. On Friday 14th June I’ll be on stage alongside a truly stellar line-up of speakers: Eric Meyer, Bert Bos, Stephen Hay, Divya Manian, Tab Atkins, Daniel Glazman and Lea Verou. Each of us will be looking in detail at a specific module (or modules) of the CSS spec; my talk will be on the Animations and Transitions modules. If you’re into CSS in a big way, this day is one you won’t want to miss.

On the previous day, Thursday 13th June, I’ll be giving a one-day Responsive Web Design workshop, where I’ll be teaching the full process of creating a responsive website: planning and strategy, prototyping, tools, design deliverables, and, of course, coding. Alternatively, if your CSS is not quite up to scratch and you need a refresher before the conference, Eric Meyer will be giving a workshop which will teach you all you need to know.

Each workshop costs €300, and the conference day costs €250 (Dutch VAT of 21% will be added to both). Full details, programme and tickets are all on CSSDay.nl, along with a nice little Easter egg I found out about today: click on a speakers name on the Programme page to see some live examples of their chosen subject!

Oh, and as if my conference and some fantastic talks weren’t enough, as a bonus you get to spend a few days in beautiful Amsterdam. I’m really excited to be a part of this, and hope to see you there!


Speaking at CSS Day, and a FoWD reminder

I’m extremely happy to announce that I’ve been asked to speak at CSS Day, a one-day event in June that explores CSS in advanced detail, in the company of an array of amazing speakers: Lea Verou, Eric Meyer, Bert Bos, Tab Atkins, Divya Manian, Stephen Hay, and Daniel Glazman. Wow.

I’ll be discussing the intricacies and secrets of the Animations and Transitions modules, while each of the other speakers will also cover a single topic in great detail. It promises to be a really good day. Tickets cost €250 (plus 21 percent tax).

The day before CSS Day there are also two workshops: Eric Meyer will explain the basics of each of the modules to be explained the following day, in case you’re worried about not being able to follow some of the talks, while I’ll be teaching Responsive Web Design techniques and approaches. Tickets for each workshop cost €300 (plus tax).

And just a reminder that I’ll be speaking at Future of Web Design in London in May, where I’ll also be giving a one-day workshop on CSS3 the day before. If you book now you get the workshop plus two days of conference for only £595 (plus tax).


The Modern Web, and The Future of Web Design

The cover of the book, The Modern WebI am delighted and very proud to announce my new book, The Modern Web. It’s about the modern open web technologies — HTML5, CSS3, SVG, JavaScript, DOM APIs, et al — that are required to build websites and applications in the new multi-device era. Basically, it’s about the Web Platform, but my publishers didn’t think the word “platform” was sexy enough so I had to drop it.

It’s not quite finished yet — I’m still in a final round of edits — but is planned for release in April. I’ll be further promoting it nearer that time (of course), but if you’re interested in pre-ordering you can get good prices from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Or, if you prefer, you can pre-order “The Modern Web” directly from No Starch Press and get a 30 percent discount and a free eBook copy. It’s a great deal.

I’m equally delighted to announce that I’ll be speaking at Future of Web Design in London, in May of this year, along with a great line-up of excellent speakers. I’ll also be giving a one-day CSS3 Masterclass before the conference. Tickets are on sale now, and if you book before 1st March you’ll get £100 off the total price. Another great deal.


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I’ve updated my Speaking page to include more conferences, more videos, and a little on my speaking requirements and preferences. I’m planning to cut down on the number of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interesting offers and opportunities, so please get in touch if you’re organising an event.

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