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Getting offline: appcache, localStorage for HTML5 apps that work offline – John Allsopp

John Allsopp takes HTML5 apps offline. See below for full session description and more resources.

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This presentation was recorded at Web Directions Code in Melbourne on May 24 2012.

Session description

One of the perceived benefits of “native” apps is that they can be installed on a device, then run when the user isn’t connected. But web apps can do this too. In this session, John Allsopp will show you how to use HTML5 features such as appcache and webStor­age to create apps that the user can install, and which will work even when the user is cruising at 30,000 feet with no web connection. These features also have the added bonus of helping to improve the performance of web sites and apps, and even work in all modern browsers and devices, including IE8 up!

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About John Allsopp

John Allsopp has spent more than 15 years developing for the web, creating software like the acclaimed CSS editor Style Master, and writing and publishing training for web developers. John frequently speaks at conferences and delivers workshops around the world. He is a co-founder of the Web Directions conferences for web designers and developers, held on several continents. In 1999, John wrote the still highly regarded Dao of Web Design and his Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0 was the first book published on Microformats. He is also the author of Developing with Web Standards. When not bathed in the glow of various computer screens, he’s a volunteer surf lifesaver and lives at the southern edge of Sydney with his wife and young daughters, who are the light of his life.

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