Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – fightforthefuture.org/pipa
PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”
The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.
Modern CSS is amazing, but even more wonderful stuff is in the pipeline and currently being experimented with in browsers. Tab Atkins will explain the soon-to-be-new hotness in simple terms and show how it will drastically change the way you write web pages for the better.
With all the whizzbangs of canvas and multimedia, the Ooh!s of the History API and the Aah!s of Appcache, the 30 new elements in HTML5 are often overlooked by developers coming to terms with what’s new in the HTML Hood.
But semantics aren’t the boring old comfortable cardigan in your developer wardrobe – they’re the studded leather codpiece around which the rest of your Mighty HTML Warrior’s armour is built.
We’ll look at how the new HTML elements came about, note problems with their current specifications, then wonder whether those problems are actually features rather than bugs. We’ll also consider the WHATWG’s penchant for “teleological semantics” and, back in cardigan mode, propose a middle ground.
There will be no Turkish dancing videos.
Slides and transcript available on fronteers.nl/congres/2011/sessions/html5-semantics-bruce-lawson
Great presentation by Lea Verou about some things in CSS3 you may not have known about. You will learn something here guaranteed.
For Mercury’s 65th birthday, Google dedicated their Google Doodle to him. It included an animation set to the chorus of “Don’t Stop Me Now”.
In this video I describe the differences between a Web Designer and a UI/UX Designer.
This is a video showing how to create a very attractive tag cloud, with html and styling it purely with css3.
In this video I demonstrate how to use the object expand feature in Adobe Illustrator to create outline (fill) shapes around your logo. A cool feature that you might use when creating logos.
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Los Angeles, CA