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Carl and Richard talk to Bruce Lawson and Remi Sharp about HTML 5. Bruce and Remy have been involved with HTML 5 from the early days, although more as activists than movers-and-shakers. They provide some great insight into how HTML 5 has come to be and how regular developers can get involved and affect the outcome of an important specification. Bruce and Remy have one of the very first books out on HTML 5, creatively named Introduction to HTML 5.


Born into the tech world when he was hastily delivered on a table in the London Science Museum, Bruce evangelises Open Web Standards for Opera. He co-authored Introducing HTML5, the first book on the subject, and was a member of the W3C Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group.

Previously, he's been front-end technical lead for the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority web sites, tutor to a princess' daughter in Thailand, a movie extra in Bombay, and a tarot card reader in Istanbul. He blogs at brucelawson.co.uk, drinks Guinness and is training for a blue belt in kickboxing.



Remy Sharp is the founder and curator of Full Frontal, the UK based JavaScript conference. He also runs jQuery for Designers, co-authored Introducing HTML5 (adding all the JavaScripty bits) and is one of the curators of HTML5Doctor.com.

 

Whilst he's not writing articles or running and speaking at conferences, he runs his own development and training company in Brighton called Left Logic. Generally speaking, he's about as crazy about JavaScript, HTML & CSS as a squirrel is about his nuts during the winter!



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Running Time 59 minutes      Date Thursday, March 3, 2011     Comments Comments


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