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Video of the Week: Mavo: HTML Re-imagined for the Era of Web Apps – Lea Verou

Lea VerouBack in 2012, Lea Verou made quite an impact when she presented More CSS Secrets at Web Directions. Her live coding on stage was truly a wonder to behold (plenty of experts I know refuse to do it – because it’s hard!).

Lea returned to be part of Code 17 earlier this year. In fact, she and her partner Chris Lilley both presented, which was a bit of a coup for us.

We’ve made Lea’s presentation our Video of the Week, not least because it is one of the first and clearest insights into Mavo, a new, approachable way to create web applications, using just HTML and CSS.

Every now and then, someone comes up with a new tool or technique or approach that turns out to be a game changer: Responsive Web Design, Flexbox, Progressive Web Apps, CSS Grid Layout are recent examples. We believe Mavo is another, and one that builds on and extends the power of the web itself.

Take a look (57 minutes).



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