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Closing keynote of the Fronteers conference in Amsterdam. Blog notes are available at

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  • The prestige of being aweb developer. Christian Heilmann, Fronteers, Amsterdam, October 2011
  • There is a lot of talk about HTML5 and when you look at the demos showing what it can do we are faced with a lot of interactive videos and 3D animations. HTML5 however means much more than that - it turns web technologies into a real application environment and in this talk Chris Heilmann of Mozilla will show you how your backend code can benefit greatly from the new features modern browsers offer us.
  • A W E S O M E!
  • how do magic tricks work?
  • three parts to any magic trick.
  • 1 - The Pledge
  • 2 - The Turn
  • 3 - The Prestige
  • “I use Google mostly. Is that a mac?”
  • Native 3D sound in pureCSS with fallback for IE6!
  • +1 that like and a RT on that!
  • Most inspiring talk ever!
  • How do goodmagicians work?
  • Reuse and improve
  • <button> vs. <div class="clicky"> if ( test ) { apply(); }
  • In the old days...Behaviour HTMLPresentationStructure
  • DHTML days (1)Behaviour JSPresentation HTMLStructure JS
  • DHTML days (2)Behaviour CSSPresentation JS HTMLStructure
  • The gospel (according to Zeldman)Behaviour JS CSSPresentation HTMLStructure
  • The now...Behaviour SS JS C ntation PreseStructure HTML
  • approach.refresh();
  • Learn from others
  • NIN = good NNIH = BAD!
  • Be inventive
  • Leaving the comfortzone
  • !desktop
  • Can haz Flash info plz?
  • Be gorgeous!
  • code = poetry
  • Be open
  • adaptation brings the prestige
  • your work, multiplied!
  • "I was a young man withuninformed ideas. I threw outqueries, suggestions, wondering allthe time over everything; and tomy astonishment the ideas tooklike wildfire" Charles Darwin
  • web workers != stage magicians
  • Something I can never have?
  • Ask questions, demand cool stuffto adapt to your environments.
  • Don’t be out for blood!
  • Browser makers want the web tosucceed and deliver awesomeexperiences.
  • This is what we should bespending time and money on.
  • Can haz moar harmony?
  • Being reactive kills innovation.
  • People to trust
  • If you’re on stage, tell the truth.
  • Vanishing act
  • Mark == OK?
  • Join the band!
  • Collaboration
  • Be your own teacher
  • code is open, slides are released!
  • Fill the blanks
  • Guerrilla docs
  • !code. Examples + Docs = :)
  • OHAI -webkit,here’s -moz, -o, -ms, !-
  • Use what you heard!
  • "Now that we spent 4 years making rounded corners working in every browser designers dont want to use them as they look dated" -- Molly Holzschlag
  • Repeat the message!
  • Your boss will love you!
  • Collect good stories
  • Best practices arediscovered, notdefined!
  • Bring us evidence!
  • Reserved for you
  • Thanks!Chris Heilmann @codepo8