W3Conf is W3C’s annual conference for web professionals who want to hear the latest news on HTML5, CSS, the open web platform and their place in it…
So it’s been a lot of travelling and a lot of sunlight since wednesday morning when we hopped on the train to Schiphol airport. But here we are in lovely San Francisco to attend the W3Conf! Our goal with this blog is to keep you all posted on all the talks that are held (only one track) and to summerize what we’ve learned from them.
Impressed by the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and how they handle image upload, I decided I wanted to offer the same kind of accessible experience for an application I’m working on. Not able to find a turnkey component that met all of the requirements, I decided to built the perfect solution myself (of course, building is the part that’s most fun for a software developer!).
In my previous post (Part I – Introduction) I gave an introduction to Walle, Avisi’s information radiator. After making some high-level design decisions we started focussing on developing the front-end. When we got the final version of the visual design, it appeared that HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and websockets could make it work. This post shows some highlights of the HTML5 and CSS3 features we used.
The day started with an android focused keynote by Google. It was definitely a better presentation than the keynote of day one. Despite that it was about android, Tim Bray showed us where the mobile market is going. Touching topics such as monetizing your app, new android features, comparison with the competition (Apple and Microsoft).
17.00 – Everybody is excited about going to the conference. We just have to commit our last changes and we’re off to Antwerp!
19:30 – Checked-in at our Hotel and on our way for some delicious beers
?? – Back at our hotel…