Boagworld is a web design and development podcast based in the UK. In today’s episode, they interview me about HTML5. In it, we discuss the current state of HTML5, some of the new features that are currently, or are being implemented, and what we can expect in the future.
This year, I have the pleasure of presenting at @media in London. I will be presenting with my colleague James Graham, whom I’ve not yet met, but who I’ve known online through the WHATWG for a while now. Our talk, entitled Getting Your Hands Dirty with HTML5, will focus on how the HTMLWG and WHATWG are working to address the needs of authors and users, and demonstrate real use cases for the new features being introduced. We will also take a look at the remarkable community surrounding the effort and show just how easy it is for you to get involved.
Today is a glorious day! The IE team have reversed their previous decision with regards to forcing web developers to opt-in to the latest standards mode. IE8’s standards mode will now be the default standards mode, and web developers wanting their pages to continue rendering in IE7 mode will need to opt-in to that mode specifically using the meta element or HTTP header:
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7">