#btconf Berlin, Germany 03 - 05 Nov 2014

John Allsopp

In 2000, he wrote A dao of web design for A List Apart. Described as "A manifesto for anyone working on the web" by Jeremy Keith, and cited as a key inspiration for Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte. It outlined the idea that the Web is its own medium, and we must embrace its characteristics, not decry them as bugs.

For nearly 20 years John has developed software (such as Style Master CSS editor) and written books (including Developing with Web Standards), courses, tutorials, and articles for web designers and developers, and he's one of the founders of the Web Directions Conferences.

John is still as excited about the Web and all things computing as he was when he got his first computer, the venerable TRS-80, a lifetime ago.

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The Web's future is offline

The Web is in most people's mind synonymous with the internet. And that of course means no internet connection, no Web. However this association is holding back how, and what, we build for the Web.

Just as native apps can, once installed, run on a device even with poor or now connectivity, it's a little known fact that so too can Web sites and apps. In this session, John will look at the technologies that enable the offline Web, including AppCache, Web Storage, and Service Workers, and more importantly the philosophy behind, and opportunity presented by the 'offline first' Web.

Whether you're a developer who build for the Web, or someone who designs Web experiences, you'll come away with a whole new understanding of what we can build using Web technologies.