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Chris Heilmann (@codepo8) - SmashingConf, Oxford, England, March 2015
WELCOME TO PLANET
FINTLEWOODLEWIX
@codepo8
Chris Heilmann
HHGTTG
THE WEB IS THE
CLOSEST THING
TO THE GUIDE I
KNOW…
AND THE PEOPLE
OF THE WEB
WERE PEOPLE I
FELT GREAT
AMONGST.
FINTLEWOODLEWIX?
PRAGMATIC
ENGINEERING OF
THE MODERN WEB
WITH
FRAMEWORKS
AND FULL STACK
DEVOPS TOOLS.
NOT MY CROWD…
I FEEL LIKE I DON’T
UNDERSTAND
THINGS ANY MORE.
https://medium.com/@codepo8/i-feel-like-a-fraud-and-thats-a-good-thing-cc1...
FEELING
INCOMPETENT IS
NOT FUN.
OVER
COMPENSATION
AGGRESSION
INTERNALISATION 
LETHARGY
ALAS, THAT WENT
OUT OF THE
WINDOW PRETTY
QUICKLY…
ALAS, THAT WENT
OUT OF THE
WINDOW PRETTY
QUICKLY…
ALAS, THAT WENT
OUT OF THE
WINDOW PRETTY
QUICKLY…
ALAS, THAT WENT
OUT OF THE
WINDOW PRETTY
QUICKLY…
ALAS, THAT WENT
OUT OF THE
WINDOW PRETTY
QUICKLY…
THE WEB AS WE
KNOW IT IS IN
DANGER…
•Native apps on monolithic,
closed systems
•Browser dependencies
•Government control a...
I FEEL WE’VE
LOST OUR
COMMUNICATION
SKILLS.
TECHNO BABBLE
AND GEEK SPEAK
BUILDING FOR A
WORLD THAT
MOSTLY EXISTS IN
OUR TECH-PRESS
HEADLINES.
FAKE CURRENCIES OF
FINTLEWOODLEWIX
WE HAVE THAT,
TOO!
…nothing but advertising. And
we don’t even do it for money.
We do it for likes. We do it for
GitHub stars and we do it fo...
WE KEEP GOING
TO OUR OWN,
HAPPY PLACE.
REMEMBER ALL
THE THINGS THAT
NEVER GOT AS
IMPORTANT AS WE
MADE THEM OUT
TO BE?
•Live reload
•The realtime web
•Web Sockets...
IF YOUR WEB
PRODUCT ISN’T
RETINA READY,
YOU WILL NOT
HAVE ANY USERS
SOON!
“
EVERYBODY
ALREADY HAS A…
•iPhone
•iPad
•iWatch
•iScream
NOT
EVERYTHING
IS SHINY AND
NEW.
IT IS DAMN
REWARDING
TO GET
PEOPLE
CONNECTED!
WE NEED TO
STOP GORGING
ON TECHNOLOGY
AND INNOVATION
AND BUILD FOR
PEOPLE WHO
ARE NOT US.
“MODERN WEB DESIGN”
http://gochat.us/
MAYBE I AM JUST
A TAINTED,
GRUMPY, AND
OLD CODER
BACKWARDS
COMPATIBILITY
SHOULDN’T BE A
NUISANCE…
FRAMEWORKS
RESULT IN
PERFORMING
SOLUTIONS!
http://www.webpagetest.org/video/view.php?id=150314_Q2_DEY.1.0Tested From: Virg...
WELL, PROBABLY
ON MOBILE,
RIGHT?
http://www.webpagetest.org/video/view.php?id=150314_7R_DTG.1.0Tested From: Dulles, VA - N...
EXCELLENCE THROUGH REPETITION?
When I feel like a fraud, I just
needle myself on to do better.
“
OUR JOBS ARE
NEVER BORING
AND THERE IS SO
MUCH TO DO!
AND…
THERE IS MORE TO
OUR JOBS THAN
MOBILE DEVICE USE
CASES.
A LOT OF WHAT WE
HAVE TO USE HURTS
ME AS A WEB
DEVELOPER…
LET’S PLAY
“FIND THE
NECESSARY
ACTION”
OR “WHAT THE
HELL IS GOING ON
HERE?”
A LOT HAS TO DO WITH
OUTDATED SYSTEMS NOT
GETTING UPGRADED.
BY FAR THE #1 REASON
I GOT FROM WEB
DEVELOPERS NOT
EMBRACING HTML5:
WE NEED TO SUPPORT
INTERNET EXPLORER!
THIS EVEN BECAME A
RUNNING GAG…
AND I GOT SO TIRED
OF IT, I DID SOMETHING
ABOUT IT.
ENTERPRISE
INTERNET
HERE IS WHERE I
NEED YOU!
LET’S MAKE THE
WEB HOOPY FOR
EVERYBODY
AGAIN!
REQUEST
FEATURES!
https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-internet-explorer-platform
CHECK BACK
FREQUENTLY
AND BET ON
INTEROP!
https://status.modern.ie/
UNBLOCK THE PIPES,
PLEASE!
WEBSITE OBESITY IS
NOT UNCOMMON…
SPEED UP YOUR
PRODUCTS!
http://www.webpagetest.org/
Feeling like a fraud keeps you
humble, it keeps you sane, it
keeps you on your toes.
“
Use that annoyance and own
it. Make yourself better by
doing what makes you happy.
“
LET’S GO AND
BUILD GREAT
PRODUCTS FOR
EVERYBODY
Chris Heilmann
christianheilmann.com
@codepo8
Thank you!
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Welcome to planet Fintlewoodlewix - SmashingConf Oxford 2014

  1. 1. Chris Heilmann (@codepo8) - SmashingConf, Oxford, England, March 2015 WELCOME TO PLANET FINTLEWOODLEWIX
  2. 2. @codepo8 Chris Heilmann
  3. 3. HHGTTG
  4. 4. THE WEB IS THE CLOSEST THING TO THE GUIDE I KNOW…
  5. 5. AND THE PEOPLE OF THE WEB WERE PEOPLE I FELT GREAT AMONGST.
  6. 6. FINTLEWOODLEWIX?
  7. 7. PRAGMATIC ENGINEERING OF THE MODERN WEB WITH FRAMEWORKS AND FULL STACK DEVOPS TOOLS.
  8. 8. NOT MY CROWD…
  9. 9. I FEEL LIKE I DON’T UNDERSTAND THINGS ANY MORE. https://medium.com/@codepo8/i-feel-like-a-fraud-and-thats-a-good-thing-cc1fa338b902
  10. 10. FEELING INCOMPETENT IS NOT FUN.
  11. 11. OVER COMPENSATION
  12. 12. AGGRESSION
  13. 13. INTERNALISATION 
  14. 14. LETHARGY
  15. 15. ALAS, THAT WENT OUT OF THE WINDOW PRETTY QUICKLY…
  16. 16. ALAS, THAT WENT OUT OF THE WINDOW PRETTY QUICKLY…
  17. 17. ALAS, THAT WENT OUT OF THE WINDOW PRETTY QUICKLY…
  18. 18. ALAS, THAT WENT OUT OF THE WINDOW PRETTY QUICKLY…
  19. 19. ALAS, THAT WENT OUT OF THE WINDOW PRETTY QUICKLY…
  20. 20. THE WEB AS WE KNOW IT IS IN DANGER… •Native apps on monolithic, closed systems •Browser dependencies •Government control and lockout •Corporate lockout •Walled content gardens
  21. 21. I FEEL WE’VE LOST OUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
  22. 22. TECHNO BABBLE AND GEEK SPEAK
  23. 23. BUILDING FOR A WORLD THAT MOSTLY EXISTS IN OUR TECH-PRESS HEADLINES.
  24. 24. FAKE CURRENCIES OF FINTLEWOODLEWIX
  25. 25. WE HAVE THAT, TOO!
  26. 26. …nothing but advertising. And we don’t even do it for money. We do it for likes. We do it for GitHub stars and we do it for hacker news and reddit upvotes. That’s dumb. “
  27. 27. WE KEEP GOING TO OUR OWN, HAPPY PLACE.
  28. 28. REMEMBER ALL THE THINGS THAT NEVER GOT AS IMPORTANT AS WE MADE THEM OUT TO BE? •Live reload •The realtime web •Web Sockets •Meteor •Comet •Microformats
  29. 29. IF YOUR WEB PRODUCT ISN’T RETINA READY, YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY USERS SOON! “
  30. 30. EVERYBODY ALREADY HAS A… •iPhone •iPad •iWatch •iScream
  31. 31. NOT EVERYTHING IS SHINY AND NEW.
  32. 32. IT IS DAMN REWARDING TO GET PEOPLE CONNECTED!
  33. 33. WE NEED TO STOP GORGING ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AND BUILD FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT US.
  34. 34. “MODERN WEB DESIGN” http://gochat.us/
  35. 35. MAYBE I AM JUST A TAINTED, GRUMPY, AND OLD CODER
  36. 36. BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY SHOULDN’T BE A NUISANCE…
  37. 37. FRAMEWORKS RESULT IN PERFORMING SOLUTIONS! http://www.webpagetest.org/video/view.php?id=150314_Q2_DEY.1.0Tested From: Virginia USA - EC2 - Firefox - Cable
  38. 38. WELL, PROBABLY ON MOBILE, RIGHT? http://www.webpagetest.org/video/view.php?id=150314_7R_DTG.1.0Tested From: Dulles, VA - Nexus 5 - Chrome
  39. 39. EXCELLENCE THROUGH REPETITION?
  40. 40. When I feel like a fraud, I just needle myself on to do better. “
  41. 41. OUR JOBS ARE NEVER BORING AND THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO!
  42. 42. AND… THERE IS MORE TO OUR JOBS THAN MOBILE DEVICE USE CASES.
  43. 43. A LOT OF WHAT WE HAVE TO USE HURTS ME AS A WEB DEVELOPER…
  44. 44. LET’S PLAY “FIND THE NECESSARY ACTION”
  45. 45. OR “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?”
  46. 46. A LOT HAS TO DO WITH OUTDATED SYSTEMS NOT GETTING UPGRADED.
  47. 47. BY FAR THE #1 REASON I GOT FROM WEB DEVELOPERS NOT EMBRACING HTML5: WE NEED TO SUPPORT INTERNET EXPLORER!
  48. 48. THIS EVEN BECAME A RUNNING GAG…
  49. 49. AND I GOT SO TIRED OF IT, I DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
  50. 50. ENTERPRISE INTERNET
  51. 51. HERE IS WHERE I NEED YOU!
  52. 52. LET’S MAKE THE WEB HOOPY FOR EVERYBODY AGAIN!
  53. 53. REQUEST FEATURES! https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-internet-explorer-platform
  54. 54. CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY AND BET ON INTEROP! https://status.modern.ie/
  55. 55. UNBLOCK THE PIPES, PLEASE!
  56. 56. WEBSITE OBESITY IS NOT UNCOMMON…
  57. 57. SPEED UP YOUR PRODUCTS! http://www.webpagetest.org/
  58. 58. Feeling like a fraud keeps you humble, it keeps you sane, it keeps you on your toes. “
  59. 59. Use that annoyance and own it. Make yourself better by doing what makes you happy. “
  60. 60. LET’S GO AND BUILD GREAT PRODUCTS FOR EVERYBODY
  61. 61. Chris Heilmann christianheilmann.com @codepo8 Thank you!

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