Michael(tm) Smith – HTML5 Report Card
Web Directions South 2010, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, October 15 10.45am.
Remember how fun it was to do hands-on classroom projects together in kindergarten? Well, this interactive session is going to be like that, but just with bigger people.
In the first part of the session, I’ll hand out blank report cards, and each of us will — individually and based on whatever criteria we personally want to use — use those report cards to assign A, B, C, D, and E letter grades to particular new features that are part of HTML5 and related specifications that are supported to some degree in browsers.
Then I’ll collect those, and use the info to judge which HTML5 features to focus the discussion on during the second part of the session. During the second part of the session, we’ll make a handful of poster-side HTML5 Report Cards together, by taking a look at the HTML5 features we identified during the first part of the session, and then assigning A, B, C, D, and E letter grades to those together — based on the current quality of the features/implementations, and on criteria such as if/how well the features actually work as expected, as well as on some criteria such as “plays well with others”, “areas where improvement is needed”, etc.
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