Last week we had the Future of Web Apps Expo in London, Europe's largest web design conference. We've covered the view of an exhibitor in the last post, now it is time to hand over to our esteemed colleague Rajat Pandit, search engineer in London, England, to give a first-hand report on what he saw and learnt during the two days at FOWA. Over to you, Rajat:Read More »from Future of Web Apps, London: an attendee’s view
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- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Sat, Oct 11, 2008 11:07 AM EDT
The last few days saw several hundred developers, designers and web entrepreneurs flock down to Excel in the London Docklands to attend the Future of Web Apps. The yearly conference managed to attract a lot of companies showing off their products and networks and web celebrities and poster-children of the startup world told the interested audience what they needed to know. This is an account from the perspective of us as exhibitors - there'll be coverage of the talks attended by Yahoos - Rajat Pandit to be exact - later on.
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- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Fri, Oct 10, 2008 4:47 PM EDT
I just came back from day two of the Future of Web Apps in London, England. My task of the day was to follow up Neil Sample's and Cody Simms' amazing introduction to the Yahoo Open Strategy from the Open Hack Day.
Originally Neil was meant to come over and bring the strategy information to FOWA, but he couldn't make it, so he sent me the slides to present instead of him. I've decided to go a different route and give it a more personal, European note. Here are the slides:
The recording of the talk should show up on the Future of Web Apps London site sooner or later, so watch this space.
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Last weekend an illustruous group of known designers and developers came to Atlanta, Georgia to share their ideas and give direct feedback to the audience. The Webmaster Jam Session or short WJS organized by Coffeecup software is a refreshingly different conference that allows to reach attendees you don't normally see at other conferences.Read More »from Jammin in Atlanta
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Wed, Oct 1, 2008 11:44 PM EDT
When the organizers asked me to come around and speak about something YUI related I was very flattered and happy to take the 6 hour hop from London to Boston. In terms of weather there is no difference between the two anyways.
I managed to sneak into the 'Top 10 Cross-Browser Issues' keynote panel moderated by Peter-Paul Koch of Quirksmode.org on day one to represent YUI together with the other experts of jQuery, Dojo and Prototype. Despite the four of us looking like we're candidates on the dating game there was a lot of consent on the panel andRead More »from YUI for control freaks – a presentation at The Ajax Experience
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Tue, Sep 30, 2008 11:25 AM EDT
Nicole Sullivan and Stoyan Stefanov are dedicated to making the web a faster place. As integral parts of the Exceptional Performance Team they already shared a lot of crucial information of how to make your web sites faster.
One thing they've been pondering a lot about lately is image optimization for file size. Image editing tools come with all kind of great ways to optimize images for visual quality and file size, but when you look at the image in a text or hex editor you'll find that there is a lot of extra information in the file, for example the name of the editing suite, dates when the picture was created and lots more.
There are a lot of tools that remove this information safely and get the most out of the images without having an effect on their visual quality. The catch is that there are a lot of tools for a lot of image formats, all of them on the command line.
So Nicole and Stefan took their research findings, fired up their code editors and built a web app that does all theRead More »from Smushit.com – optimizing images has just become really easy
On the 24th to 26th of October around 70 leading web developers, designers and thought leaders will speak at a conference to an audience of hundreds of attendees - without having to leave their comfy chairs.
The conference is a world-first virtual conference that gives attendees access to watch all the presentations live on the internet using only their browsers and the Adobe Flash player.
The line-up is impressive: Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., Jason Fried, director of 37signals, Lynda Weinman, president of Lynda.com and Richard Moross, CEO of MOO.com are just a few of the large amount of speakers that signed up to be part of .
The best news is that if you sign up until the 30th of September, you'll get access to all the talks for only 99 US Dollars (that's the early bird discount)!
The benefits of virtualization
Virtualization is a hip new thing - we create virtual computers for heavy computation tasks and virtual worlds to be able to communicateRead More »from ‘s up – now here’s a new kind of conference
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Wed, Sep 24, 2008 4:16 PM EDT
Last week around 100 developers came to the Metropolitan University in London, England to hear about barriers faced by web surfers with disabilities. A day after around 40 hackers came back to build hacks that work around these issues.
Read More »from Scripting Enabled – an accessiblity driven hack event success
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Tue, Sep 23, 2008 6:37 AM EDT
On 13th to 15th of November, Paris, France will once again host a conference revolving around quality web design and accessibility. Paris Web was a great success last year and is probably one of the best bargains in the francophone world when it comes to web conferences.
Sponsored by IBM and ours truly, the organizers managed to invite and attract an impressive list of speakers, including Chris Wilson of the Internet Explorer team and Daniel Glazman from the W3C CSS working group. From Yahoo! you'll see Eric Daspet, yours truly and the other curly - Nicole Sullivan from the exceptional performance team.
Be aware that the main conference is in French. Nevertheless even if your French is not that good you can get by and I had a great time last year - the value for money was amazing. Let'sRead More »from Ouh lá lá – Paris Web 2008 is open for registration
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Wed, Sep 17, 2008 9:30 AM EDT
Around 200 web standards enthusiasts came to Amsterdam, Holland last week to attend the first Fronteers conference. The conference, initiated by well-known blogger Peter-Paul-Koch of Quirksmode.org fame and other Fronteers members, was bringing subject matter experts to the Dutch developer community for an affordable price and aimed to "deep-dive" on different subjects instead of delivering blue-sky, purely inspirational talks.
Here are my impressions of the two days and I will only cover the talks and panels I saw or participated in.Read More »from Fronteers conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands