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Patrick Lauke – Brave New World of HTML5

Web Directions @media 2010, Southbank Centre London, June 10 1.40pm.

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Session description

HTML5 was originally called Web Applications 1.0, but that doesn’t mean it’s only for scripters – there’s plenty for markup monkeys as well as JavaScript junkies.

We’ll look at new structural elements in HTML5, and how they can boost accessibility, how to style them (even in IE!). We’ll check out how new semantics can reduce the JS you need to write/copy by adding functionality natively to the browser, and how to add sexy open standard video to your pages with no Flash, no JavaScript, just a big hunk o’ open-web love.

About Patrick Lauke

Patrick Lauke PortraitPatrick Lauke works as Web Evangelist in the Developer Relations team at Opera Software ASA. In a previous life he worked as Web Editor for the University of Salford, where in 2003 he implemented one of the first thoroughly web standards based sites in the sector.

Patrick has been engaged in the discourse on standards and accessibility since early 2001 – regularly speaking at conferences and contributing to a variety of web development and accessibility related mailing lists and initiatives such as the Web Standards Project. Published works include a chapter in Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance, released by Friends of Ed in 2006, as well as various articles for .net magazine, where he sits on the advisory panel.
Follow Patrick on Twitter: @patrick_h_lauke

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Thoroughly enjoyed Web Directions — met some great people, heard some inspiring presenters and added a whole bunch of things to my to-do list.

Joel Roberts Web Developer