GOTO 2020 • HTML: How to Make Loveliness • Bruce Lawson

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This presentation was recorded at GOTO Chicago 2020. #GOTOcon #GOTOchgo

Bruce Lawson - Author of "Introducing HTML5" and Editor of the W3C’s HTML5.3 Specification

You’re a PHP ninja. You’re a React god. You’re a magician with Sketch. But if your code is assembling HTML to get delivered to a user’s browser, how much do you know about HTML’s semantics? Choosing the correct HTML elements rather than vomiting a "div" or belching out a "span" can greatly enhance the end user’s experience, with no fragile extra code to write and maintain.
One of the co-editors of the HTML5.3 spec will take you on a magical treasure hunt around HTML, showing you marvellous gifts and hidden wonders that will also help future-proof your code and turn you into a time-travelling front-end superhero [...]

00:00 Intro
01:10 TL; DR
01:53 Tim Berners-Lee
02:57 The raw materials
03:21 HTML is declarative & fault-tolerant
05:31 JavaScript is not declarative
06:56 Don't rely on JavaScript
08:20 HTML is more than div & span
11:22 "Structured data"
14:19 Accessibility is part of usability
15:55 What can you do?
19:15 How to make the Internet affordable
21:15 The Internet matters

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