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Events I participated in.

Redesign postponed; d.construct

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Although I'm almost ready with the promised redesign of QuirksMode.org, I'm nonetheless going to postpone it. There are two reasons:

  1. I'm stuck with the overview pages the new interaction design calls for.
  2. I'm sick and tired of sitting in front of my computer all day.

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Did we just win the web standards battle? (@media impressions - part 3)

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The Hot Topics panel that closed the conference featured one excellent question that set me thinking about socio-political questions:

Isn't the recent mass movement of high-profile web designers to large companies like Yahoo and Google a little worrying in terms of objectivity and in terms of creativity?

You can read the discussion that followed in the transcript, but my own thoughts went in a slightly different direction.

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@media impressions - part 2

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The conference was split into two tracks, and there have been quite a few discussions about whether this was a good idea. I think it is because it allows for more specialisation. In any case, here are a few notes on some of the presentations I attended.

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@media impressions - part 1

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Well, I'm back from @media, and it was as wonderful as last year. I met lots of interesting people, talked about lots of geeky stuff, drank the amount of beer required by British law, and went on stage at a web conference for the first time—but I hope not for the last.

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In a few hours I'll hop aboard the train to London in order to visit @media, where I'll be part of the Friday 10:30 JavaScript panel, as well as of the general setting of the conference. No doubt I'll meet some of my readers there; you can recognize me by the folded browser under my left arm.

As usual this site is closed down during my stay in London; anything that needs my personal intervention will have to wait until I return on Sunday, especially the five or six bug reports that came in during the past few days.

Meanwhile, if you have an itch to say something, help me find out more about Ajax Use Patterns, or suggest JavaScript fixes for IE 7. Comments on that last entry are under moderation by now, but I'll approve them as soon as I get back.

@media 2006

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Please pull your agendas and make a note: @media 2006 will take place on 15 and 16 June in London. Be there.

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Amsterdam JavaScript meeting

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Last Sunday the Amsterdam JavaScript meeting was a moderate success. Among others, Bobby van der Sluis, Anne van Kesteren and Faruk Ateş attended, and we had some interesting discussions.

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JavaScript bijeenkomst te Amsterdam

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Op zondag 26 juni vanaf 15:00 uur vindt er te Amsterdam een kleine JavaScript bijeenkomst plaats, georganiseerd door Bobby van der Sluis en mezelf.

Er is geen echt programma; we gaan gewoon wat met elkaar drinken, wat over JavaScript praten en we zien verder wel wat er uit komt.

Locatie: Café De Jaren, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22, Amsterdam, vlakbij de Munt. Tram 4, 9, 16, 24 of 25 vanaf het Centraal Station, bij de Munt uitstappen, links de brug over de smalle straat in en dan kom je er vanzelf.

Ik hoop daar een paar van mijn Nederlandstalige lezers te treffen.

You should've been @media - part 2

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The JavaScript revolution started on Saturday 11 June at about 3pm (16:00 Central European time) in a fitting setting: a smoky London pub cellar that contained most of the UK's strategic beer reserve. If you weren't there, don't worry, you'll have plenty of chances to join us. In fact, we need you.

What we basically agreed on is that we need to get the word out. JavaScript is ready for its proper role in modern, standards based websites. During the conference we found plenty of evidence that there is much interest in JavaScript, if only people could get more help and more explanations.

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You should've been @media - part 1

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@media 2005 was far, far more interesting than I'd expected, and I had high hopes to begin with. I met a lot of interesting and nice people, I was pleasantly astonished by the number of people that know my work, and I found distinct, unmistakable evidence that JavaScript is emerging from the wilderness and is ready to play its proper role in modern, standards based web development, even though its relation to accessibility has to be re-thought from the ground up.

@media was more than great: it was necessary. Patrick Griffiths, thank you for making all this possible. See you next year.

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11 June London JavaScript get-together

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Next Thursday and Friday I will attend the @media 2005 conference in London, where I hope to meet a few Web development luminaries like Jeffrey Zeldman, Joe Clark, Douglas Bowman, and many others, not to mention a few of my readers.

In addition, Dean Edwards, Jeremy Keith, Stuart Langridge, Simon Willison and myself will meet on Saturday 11 June for an informal JavaScript get-together, to which you, too, are invited.

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Ajax Summit

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There seems to have been a (badly covered) "Ajax Summit" organised by O'Reilly and Adaptive Path. Could be interesting. Scott Andrew has the details.

@media 2005 conference

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Just now I registered for the @media 2005 Web Standards & Accessibility conference held in London on 9 and 10 June. Maybe I'll meet some of my readers there.

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