Speakers

Daniel Appelquist (Panel discussion moderator)

(@torgo)

Daniel Applequist

Daniel Appelquist is a mobile and Web industry veteran technologist who has been bringing innovative and disruptive services to market for two decades. He was an early Internet and Web pioneer, and has been a dot-com CTO and later a dot-com refugee. While at Vodafone, he helped to launch Vodafone Live! In the UK and has been instrumental in the development of industry standards initiatives and ventures such as dotMobi, the W3C Mobile Web Initiative, and device APIs such as the W3C Geolocation browser API. He has been a community instigator, founding MobileMonday London as well as the Mobile 2.0 conference series in San Francisco and the Over the Air hack days in the UK. In his current role as Open Web Advocate for Telefónica Digital he is working with Mozilla to bring FirefoxOS to market and build the ecosystem around HTML5 mobile web applications as well as representing Telefónica in the W3C both in the Advisory Committee and as co-chair of the W3C TAG.

Discussion panel – Moderated by Dan Appelquist from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

Jake Archibald

(@jaffathecake)

Jake Archibald

Jake works in Google Chrome’s developer relations team, working on specs, implementations, and ensuring developers have tools to make their jobs less painful. He’s a big fan of time-to-render optimisations, offline-first, progressive enhancement, and all of that responsive stuff.

Prior to Google, Jake worked at Lanyrd on their mobile web site (http://lanyrd.com/mobile/), and for the BBC working on JavaScript libraries and standards.

Network connectivity: optional

The web had a bit of a false start with offline access. With ApplicationCache, even if you expect the unexpected you’re still likely to have your expectations unexpectedly confounded. Unexpectedly. However, there’s a new API on it’s way that takes away the magic and puts you in full control of how the browser handles network requests, the ServiceWorker.

Network connectivity: optional from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

Martin Beeby

(@thebeebs)

Martin Beeby

Martin Beeby works for Microsoft where he talks to developers about HTML5, Windows 8 and the web. Martin has been developing since he was 16 and over the past 12 years has worked on projects with many major brands including National Rail Enquiries, The Financial Times and Tesco.

Martin has written articles for, and been featured in .net Magazine, ZDNet, the Microsoft Developer Network, Ubelly.com

High-performance web platform

As the web battles for eyeballs with native applications it’s becoming increasingly important for sites to consider ways to improve speed and performance. In this session Martin Beeby Technical Evangelist at Microsoft will show you what the IE team have been doing at a platform and tooling level with IE11 to enable developers to build faster sites across Windows and Windows Phone.

High-performance web platform from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

Andreas Bovens

(@andreasbovens)

Andreas Bovens

Andreas started working for Opera Software as a QA engineer and web evangelist in Tokyo, and then led and built up Opera’s developer relations team from Oslo. Since last year, he is also product manager for Opera extensions.

Intro to @viewport and other new responsive web design CSS features

From meta viewport to @viewport and from device-pixel-ratio to the resolution media query: various responsive design hooks are undergoing standardization, allowing for future-proof sites that work well in different contexts. In addition, new CSS features like object-fit, relative length units and so on are increasingly supported by browsers as well, and allow for more versatile responsive design solutions. In my talk, I will look at these features and explain how they can be used in websites today.

Intro to @viewport and other new responsive web design CSS features from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

Fernando Campo and Borja Salguero

(@ferkhamp and @borjasalguero)

Fernando Campo

Fernando Campo, Firefox OS Frontend Engineer @Telefónica

With a background of web and android development, it was just a matter of time before I ended up jumping in on FirefoxOS. Sports, technology, freedom, and equality, that’s where I want to be.

But don’t follow me on twitter, or you’ll end up disappointed.

Github: github.com/fcampo

Borja Salguero

Borja Salguero, Firefox OS Frontend Engineer @Telefónica. Web technologies passionate and Vespa enthusiast!

Proud member of FirefoxOS Team. Web technologies passionate and Vespa enthusiast, I’ve been working in FirefoxOS from almost the beginning trying to do the same as Enrico Piaggio did with the Scooter, make the App’s world affordable to everybody. Let’s keep it simple, let’s support the Web!

Github: github.com/borjasalguero

FirefoxOS: not only promises

After one year with FirefoxOS on the market, some of the features that we were playing with in the OS now are in your current FirefoxOS. From Gecko v.18 to v.30, we have been testing and improving new APIs and features (and new ones coming!) which let us to play, directly from the browser, to the Hardware layer and other services related.

FirefoxOS is the arrow head of the new features coming to the browser, and an open door to test and improve browser capabilities. Push services? WebRTC? Haida? What are the new features coming? Let’s stay tuned to State of the Browser 2014 Conference!

FirefoxOS: not only promises from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

Dan Donald

(@hereinthehive)

Dan Donald

Dan, based up near Manchester, until recently tinkered with web things at the BBC now Front-end Lead at McCann Manchester, tweets mainly nonsense as @hereinthehive. Interested in different ways of looking at what the web is and what we can do with it. Current contributor to The Pastry Box and writes on Break the Page. When not webbing it up he makes noise in Mark of 1000 Evils and stacks up side projects he’ll never get to.

What it means to be flexible?

We’ve worked with responsive design for a few years and explored what we can do with the flexibility it provides but what happens when we start to explore ‘element queries’? When modules within a site can look at both the browser and it’s parent element to make layout choices, that opens up a new level of curiosity and complexity. There’s many ways of making this work now but is this something we want and can we see browsers implementing it?

What it means to be flexible? from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

Christian Heilmann

(@codepo8)

Christian Heilmann

Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla. Chris wrote and contributed to four books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.

Open web apps – going beyond the desktop

A lot has happened in the world of the web in the last year. One of the main changes is that users are more likely to use apps on mobile devices instead of web sites and desktop browsers. The disappointing part of this is that the most successful platforms on mobile don’t have any sufficient support for web standards based solutions. The Open Web App proposal of Mozilla wants to change that and already has proven itself in various emerging markets. In this presentation Chris Heilmann from Mozilla will show how you can turn an HTML document into an app and reach beyond the capabilities of web sites without having to learn a new development environment. The start and the end of this journey is the browser.

Open web apps – going beyond the desktop from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

Ruth John

(@Rumyra)

Ruth John

Ruth John wireframes, designs and codes for The Lab at O2 (Telefonica). She also tweets and blogs a bit too. You can often find her chatting about web development, building apps and how an extra div is not the answer to your styling problems. Either that or the lesser known Thundercats characters.

Browsers at play

Web APIs are here, we’ve seen them, we’ve played with them, but what can they do beyond the ordinary? You can make your browser dance, you can make your phone ‘feel’ music and lots more besides. Time to start to take a look at some of them and how they are faring in modern browsers.

Browsers at play from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

Yoav Weiss

(@yoavweiss)

Yoav Weiss

Yoav is a Web performance and browser internals specialist, working on responsive design Web performance, image compression and more. He recently implemented the srcset attribute in Blink.

He is an RICG technical lead, a Blink & WebKit committer and a bass player.

You can follow his rants on Twitter or have a peek at his latest prototypes on Github.

Brace yourselves – responsive images are coming

After 2 years of community effort, we’ve finally reached the stage where a native responsive images solution is right around the corner. Major browsers and the RICG are working hand in hand on the picture element specification, and implementations are under way.

In this talk we will discuss the various use cases the specification handles, the matching syntax for each one, do’s and don’ts when it comes to polyfilling, and the state of current implementation efforts.

Brace yourselves – responsive images are coming from London Web Standards on Vimeo.