State of the Browser - London Web Standards

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The keynote talk I gave at London Web Standards' State of The Browser event.

http://browser.londonwebstandards.org/

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State of the Browser - London Web Standards

  1. 2. The acronym “Double-You Double-You Double-You” is six syllables longer than “World Wide Web”
  2. 3. Where Did We Come From?
  3. 5. The Domesday Book 1086 – Present Day <!DOCTYPE Vellum> <meta charset=”iso-8559-1” /> #Lead { color: #FF0000; } #Oak-Galls { color: #000000; }
  4. 7. BBC Domesday Project RIP 1986 – 2000 Buried in patents and obsolete technology
  5. 8. http://info.cern.ch/NextBrowser.html
  6. 9. Where Did We Come From http://www.w3.org/History/1994/WWW/Journals/CACM/screensnap2_24c.gif
  7. 10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Timeline_of_web_browsers.svg
  8. 11. It Hasn't Always Been Plain Sailing
  9. 12. This Page Best Viewed Using... http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/shuttle-mir/welcome/best-use.htm
  10. 14. Old Browsers Never Die... http://technology.lilithezine.com/Download-Firefox.html
  11. 15. New Browsers Appear Every Day Year Web browsers 2001 Internet Explorer 6, Galeon 1.0, Opera 6, Amaya 5.0 2002 Netscape 7, Mozilla 1.0, Phoenix 0.1, Links 2.0, Amaya 6.0 Amaya 7.0 2003 Opera 7, Safari 1.0, Epiphany 1.0, Amaya 8.0 2004 Firefox 1.0, Netscape Browser, OmniWeb 5.0 2005 Safari 2.0, Netscape Browser 8.0, Opera 8, Epiphany1.8, Amaya 9.0, AOL Explorer1.0, Maxthon 1.0, Shiira 1.0 2006 SeaMonkey 1.0, K-Meleon 1.0, Galeon 2.0, Camino 1.0, Firefox 2.0, Avant 11, iCab 3, Opera 9, Internet Explorer 7, Sputnik 2007 Maxthon 2.0, Netscape Navigator 9, NetSurf 1.0, Flock 1.0, Safari 3.0, Conkeror 2008 Konqueror 4, Safari 3.1, Opera 9.5, Firefox 3, Amaya 10.0, Flock 2, Chrome 1, Amaya 11.0 2009 Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 2 and 3, Safari 4, Opera 10, SeaMonkey 2, Camino 2, Firefox 3.5 2010 Firefox 3.6, Chrome 4 through Chrome 8, Opera 10.50, Safari 5, Opera 11 2011 Chrome 9 and 10, Internet Explorer 9, Maxthon 3.0
  12. 16. ...and some of them are crap
  13. 17. Where Are We Now?
  14. 18. http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/bvgraphics/abrowser.png
  15. 19. Your Content Will Outlive You Your Browser Will Outlive You So make them awesome
  16. 20. Thank You [email_address] - http://shkspr.mobi/blog/ - @edent +44 7717 512 963

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