Scott Davis reviews some of the most important HTML5 features: new semantic elements - header, footer, nav, section, and article-, form enhancements - placeholder text, autocomplete, autofocus, and validation-, video and mobile support.
Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a consulting company specialized in Groovy and Grails solutions, and the co-founder of the Groovy/Grails Experience conference. He is also the author of “Getting Started with Grails” and “Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java”, and a regular speaker at various conferences like No Fluff Just Stuff, JavaOne, OSCON, TheServerSide, and QCon.
Strange Loop is a developer-run software conference. Innovation, creativity, and the future happen in the magical nexus "between" established areas. Strange Loop eagerly promotes a mix of languages and technologies in this nexus, bringing together the worlds of bleeding edge technology, enterprise systems, and academic research. Of particular interest are new directions in data storage, alternative languages, concurrent and distributed systems, front-end web, semantic web, and mobile apps.
I've been using basic CSS3 selectors and css3 shadows for a few months now but in moderation. They seem rock solid and are a life saver. Haven't had a chance to delve into the more interesting new goodies.
I thought of boulter.com/blog/2004/08/19/performant-is-not-a... when Mr. Davis used performant [sic]. I personally don't get irked by the use of the word but I think it depends on who is speaking. Maybe in a few years it'll be considered an official word since when used, everyone knows exactly what you mean.