Web Directions Conferences for web and digital professionals

The Questions

Here’s a complete list of the questions for the survey.

About the respondent

  • What country do you live in?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • If “other”, how would you describe your role (in a word or two)?
  • Which sector do you work in
  • Which size organization do you work for?

Operating systems and browsers

  • Which OS do you primarily use for day to day work?
  • If “other” then what is your primary OS?
  • Which browser do you primarily use for day to day browsing?
  • If “other”, please name it:
  • What other browsers do you regularly use for regular web use (for example a mobile browser)?
  • Which browsers do you test your web sites with?
  • What other browsers do you test your sites in?

Markup practices and technologies

  • Which type of markup do you use?
  • If other, please describe your mix of markup, or use of other markup:
  • How often do you validate your markup?
  • Which doctype do you typically declare for your pages?
  • If other, what doctype do you typically declare?
  • Do you use tables for layout?
  • If you use any of the following HTML tags or properties, please mark them:
  • Do you use microformats in your markup?
  • Do you use RDFa in your markup?

CSS and presentation

  • Which of the following best describes your web design philosophy?
  • Which of the following best describes your approach to developing for multiple browsers?
  • Do you typically use quirks mode when designing sites?
  • Which of the following do you use CSS for?
  • Describe what else you use CSS for:
  • Which of these types of selector do you regularly use?
  • What other CSS selectors do you regularly use?
  • Do you use any CSS3 or experimental CSS properties, such as CSS transitions, transforms, animations, shadows?
  • Which such properties do you use?
  • Do you use linked fonts with the @font-face statement?
  • Which type of fonts do you link to?
  • Do you use SVG?
  • Do you use the Canvas element?
  • Do you optimize your sites for devices other than laptops/PCs?
  • If “Yes”, what other devices do you optimize your websites for?

JavaScript, Ajax and the DOM

  • Do you use JavaScript in your development?
  • Which JavaScript libraries and frameworks do you use?
  • If “other”, what other libraries and frameworks do you use?
  • Do you strictly adhere to the W3C DOM, and avoid browser specific extensions?
  • Do you separate your JavaScript from your markup (“unobtrusive JavaScript”)?
  • What non W3C DOM methods or properties do you use regularly?

Plug-in media

  • Do you incorporate media into your sites that requires browser plugins to play?
  • Which kinds of content do you use?
  • What other kinds of content do you use?
  • What do you use this kind of content for?

Server side technologies

  • What type of hardware do your sites run on?
  • If other, what type of servers?
  • What server software is used to serve your sites?
  • If “other”, please list your server software here:
  • Which operating system(s) do your servers run?
  • If “other”, please list your server OS(s):
  • What database systems do you use?
  • If “other”, what database systems do you use?
  • Which programming languages do you use?
  • If “other”, what programming languages do you use?
  • Which back-end frameworks do you use for development?
  • If “other”, what back-end frameworks do you use?

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Three days of talks, two of them in the engineering room. Web Directions you have broken my brain.

Cheryl Gledhill Product Manager, BlueChilli

Join us in 2019:

  • Web Directions Design 2019

    Australia's product design conference with the world's leading expert

    Melbourne April 11 & 12 2019

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  • Web Directions Code 2019

    Australia's conference for JavaScript and Front End Engineers

    Melbourne June 20 & 21 2019

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  • Web Directions Product 2019

    Australia's conference for Product professionals

    Melbourne August 1 & 2 2019

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  • Web Directions Summit 2019

    Our legendary event. Three big tracks,–Product, Design and Developer focused.

    Sydney November 2019

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