This is the monthly archive for June 2009.
As I announced earlier the Fronteers 2009 conference will be held in Amsterdam on the 5th and 6th of November. Today we announce two speakers, and we also have extended the early bird period by one week (ends 10th of July instead of 3rd). The conference will be held entirely in English.
Recently I held a presentation at a local Microsoft conference in the Netherlands.
Slides are here. Fanatical followers
will recognise most of the topics I discussed from earlier slide shows, but the last one,
about the changes to the market share of IE6, 7, and 8, is new.
Basically, IE6 will continue to exist
when IE7 has all but disappeared, and, contrary to what you might expect, this situation
will create exciting opportunities for Microsoft’s competitors.
Besides, last week the news came that Microsoft
is going to voluntarily de-bundle IE from all Windows 7 machines that will be sold
in Europe, and I continue to have my doubts about that affair.
So it’s time for a special State of the Browsers IE edition.
I have started an HTML5 compatibility table today.
For now it only contains a test of HTML5 Storage in all desktop browsers,
and a short report is in order. I also retested the DOM HTML; no changes.
Just as we did last year, Fronteers, the organisation of front-end engineers in the Netherlands, organises a front-end conference. Ticket sale has started, and two more speakers have been announced.
The Fronteers 2009 conference will be held on 5th and 6th of November in Amsterdam. In addition to Nate Koechley
and Steve Souders
Ticket sale has started; currently we’re in the early bird period that will expire on the 3rd of July. A two-day ticket costs € 250; a one-day ticket € 175.
Additional discounts are available for Fronteers members (who have meanwhile received a mail), and Dutch educational institutions.
The conference is sponsored by Vodafone, and we’re currently negotiating with other potential sponsors.
I hope to see some of you at Fronteers 2009!