Events Archives - Broken Links Archive

Removing anonymous event listeners

I recent¬≠ly ran into a prob¬≠lem involv¬≠ing the removeEventListener() method, which caused me a good half an hour of con¬≠fu¬≠sion before a light¬≠bulb appeared above my head and I was enlight¬≠ened by a solu¬≠tion ‚ÄĒ a solu¬≠tion which, it must be said, is very obvi¬≠ous in hind¬≠sight. So doubt¬≠less many peo¬≠ple know this already, but I‚Äôm record¬≠ing it here along with anoth¬≠er approach I thought of after¬≠wards, in the hope that they may be use¬≠ful to some¬≠one in the future.

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It‚Äôs CSS Day next month!

Next month I‚Äôll have the plea¬≠sure of tak¬≠ing part in CSS Day in Ams¬≠ter¬≠dam, not once, but twice. On Fri¬≠day 14th June I‚Äôll be on stage along¬≠side a tru¬≠ly stel¬≠lar line-up of speak¬≠ers: Eric Mey¬≠er, Bert Bos, Stephen Hay, Divya Man¬≠ian, Tab Atkins, Daniel Glaz¬≠man and Lea Ver¬≠ou. Each of us will be look¬≠ing in detail at a spe¬≠cif¬≠ic mod¬≠ule (or mod¬≠ules) of the CSS spec; my talk will be on the Ani¬≠ma¬≠tions and Tran¬≠si¬≠tions mod¬≠ules. If you‚Äôre into CSS in a big way, this day is one you won‚Äôt want to miss.

On the pre¬≠vi¬≠ous day, Thurs¬≠day 13th June, I‚Äôll be giv¬≠ing a one-day Respon¬≠sive Web Design work¬≠shop, where I‚Äôll be teach¬≠ing the full process of cre¬≠at¬≠ing a respon¬≠sive web¬≠site: plan¬≠ning and strat¬≠e¬≠gy, pro¬≠to¬≠typ¬≠ing, tools, design deliv¬≠er¬≠ables, and, of course, cod¬≠ing. Alter¬≠na¬≠tive¬≠ly, if your CSS is not quite up to scratch and you need a refresh¬≠er before the con¬≠fer¬≠ence, Eric Mey¬≠er will be giv¬≠ing a work¬≠shop which will teach you all you need to know.

Each work¬≠shop costs ‚ā¨300, and the con¬≠fer¬≠ence day costs ‚ā¨250 (Dutch VAT of 21% will be added to both). Full details, pro¬≠gramme and tick¬≠ets are all on, along with a nice lit¬≠tle East¬≠er egg I found out about today: click on a speak¬≠ers name on the Pro¬≠gramme page to see some live exam¬≠ples of their cho¬≠sen subject!

Oh, and as if my con¬≠fer¬≠ence and some fan¬≠tas¬≠tic talks weren‚Äôt enough, as a bonus you get to spend a few days in beau¬≠ti¬≠ful Ams¬≠ter¬≠dam. I‚Äôm real¬≠ly excit¬≠ed to be a part of this, and hope to see you there!

Speaking at CSS Day, and a FoWD reminder

I‚Äôm extreme¬≠ly hap¬≠py to announce that I‚Äôve been asked to speak at CSS Day, a one-day event in June that explores CSS in advanced detail, in the com¬≠pa¬≠ny of an array of amaz¬≠ing speak¬≠ers: Lea Ver¬≠ou, Eric Mey¬≠er, Bert Bos, Tab Atkins, Divya Man¬≠ian, Stephen Hay, and Daniel Glaz¬≠man. Wow.

I‚Äôll be dis¬≠cussing the intri¬≠ca¬≠cies and secrets of the Ani¬≠ma¬≠tions and Tran¬≠si¬≠tions mod¬≠ules, while each of the oth¬≠er speak¬≠ers will also cov¬≠er a sin¬≠gle top¬≠ic in great detail. It promis¬≠es to be a real¬≠ly good day. Tick¬≠ets cost ‚ā¨250 (plus 21 per¬≠cent tax).

The day before CSS Day there are also two work¬≠shops: Eric Mey¬≠er will explain the basics of each of the mod¬≠ules to be explained the fol¬≠low¬≠ing day, in case you‚Äôre wor¬≠ried about not being able to fol¬≠low some of the talks, while I‚Äôll be teach¬≠ing Respon¬≠sive Web Design tech¬≠niques and approach¬≠es. Tick¬≠ets for each work¬≠shop cost ‚ā¨300 (plus tax).

And just a reminder that I‚Äôll be speak¬≠ing at Future of Web Design in Lon¬≠don in May, where I‚Äôll also be giv¬≠ing a one-day work¬≠shop on CSS3 the day before. If you book now you get the work¬≠shop plus two days of con¬≠fer¬≠ence for only ¬£595 (plus tax).

State of the Browser

This week­end I attend­ed the Lon­don Web Stan­dards group’s State of the Brows­er, a one-day event with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of many of the major brows­er mak­ers giv­ing us sta­tus reports on their prod­ucts. Chrome, Fire­fox, Opera and Black­ber­ry were all there; a mem­ber of the IE team was due to show but had to pull out for per­son­al rea­sons (he viewed the live stream and answered some ques­tions from home). The notable absence was Safari, whose com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment is real­ly not good enough.

There were long talks and short¬≠er break¬≠out ses¬≠sions, as well as plen¬≠ty of time to socialise; the LWS must real¬≠ly be con¬≠grat¬≠u¬≠lat¬≠ed on organ¬≠is¬≠ing such a good event. There was plen¬≠ty of news and talk¬≠ing points through¬≠out the day ‚ÄĒ far too much, real¬≠ly, for me to write here, so I‚Äôll just write up notes of what I found most inter¬≠est¬≠ing to me.

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Web Directions @media 2010

Usu­al­ly when I attend @media (that is, on two pre­vi­ous occa­sions) I write a fol­low-up blog post on what I saw there. Well I attend­ed this year, and I’ve writ­ten the post, but it’s on the blog of my employ­er, Pre­loaded: HTML5, Mobile, and UCD: what we saw at @media.

What I saw at @media 2008

As is cus¬≠tom¬≠ary (or as cus¬≠tom¬≠ary as ‚Äėtwice‚Äô can be), here is a quick round-up of the ses¬≠sions I attend¬≠ed at @media this year, with links to slides where avail¬≠able (which, as I type this, is pret¬≠ty much unavailable).

Ses­sions which I found par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing should be cov­ered in more detail lat­er, and I’ll update here as I find more presentations.

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I‚Äôve updat¬≠ed my Speak¬≠ing page to include more con¬≠fer¬≠ences, more videos, and a lit¬≠tle on my speak¬≠ing require¬≠ments and pref¬≠er¬≠ences. I‚Äôm plan¬≠ning to cut down on the num¬≠ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter¬≠est¬≠ing offers and oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties, so please get in touch if you‚Äôre organ¬≠is¬≠ing an event.

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