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Speaking and Attending Web Standards Events this Fall

Posted on Aug 28, 2012

I am going to be speaking at and attending a number of events this Fall that I am really excited about. Depending on where in the world you are, if you are attending one of these events, please say hello (and attend my session).

Create the Web Tour - San Francisco - September 24
First, I am very excited to attend the first stop of Adobe's Create the Web tour in San Francisco on September 24th. Unfortunately, this event is currenlty sold out, though it has been announced via @CreateTheWeb that a small batch of tickets may become available closer to the event, so keep an watch.

DevReach - Sofia, Bulgaria - October 4-5
This will be my first time speaking outside the United States. I was very excited to be invited to speak at this event, which says it is the premier developer conference in Central and Eastern Europe. I will be giving two sessions, one covering PhoneGap Build and another on Brackets and JavaScript architecture. Follow @DevReach.

HTML5 Developer Conference - San Francisco - October 14-15
I was also extremely excited to participate as a speaker and an advisory board member for this event, the largest HTML5 and JavaScript developers conference. I will again be speaking on PhoneGap Build, so for those of you who cannot make it to Sofia, you can catch me here. Plus, this is a very budget friendly event, especially being in San Francisco. Follow @HTML5DevConf.

Web Unleashed - Boston - November 8-9
The full speaker lineup has yet to be announced yet, so I don't know if I am speaking, but given that this is the event I founded 7 years ago as Flex Cam Boston and then RIA Unleashed, I am sure I will be there. The topic areas continue to evolve and broaden with the industry, but this still remains both a high quality event at a super affordable price (catch the early bird now). Follow @webunleashed.

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Best of JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 - Week of August 20, 2012

Posted on Aug 27, 2012

This week includes a number of interesting new libraries and frameworks and a couple of newly released previews of both Shadow and Edge Animate. Also, for obvious reasons the topic of building sites for retina displays is a very hot one, and this week features a great article on the topic by Reda Lemeden.

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Getting HTML5 Ready - ContentEditable

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

In the prior editions of this series, we took a look at HTML5 parsing and CORS. This week, we'll take a look at a feature that, by itself, doesn't do anything terribly useful but, when combined with other features, can be used to do some interesting things. That feature is ContentEditable and it can be used to allow you to make any document regions editable, allowing a user to modify the text on the page.

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Please Support My Run in Memory of Friend Lost to Cancer

Posted on Aug 22, 2012

Matt MillerI rarely post anything personal here, but I wanted to share this because it is important to me. A few weeks ago, I got news that my good friend Matt Miller had died due to complications from pancreatic cancer. As he had fought this illness for two and a half long years, we had not seen him in some time - we'd made attempts but he was understandably too sick and too weak to see us. Nonetheless, we still felt the loss because Matt was such a wonderful man - he was a good friend to me and my wife, a loving husband to our dear friend Sandra, a good father to his two kids and just an all around great guy, the kind everyone loved to be around. If you want to read more about Matt, you can see his obituary.

Sadly, I was unable to make his funeral in Wisconsin. However, in Matt's memory this Sunday my family and I, along with Matt's wife and son, are walking in the PurpleStride in Boston (well, I am running, they are walking) that raises money to help support the fight against pancreatic cancer. I am asking for your help in getting our team to our fundraising goal by just giving a little in support of my run. You can donate on my fundraising page. I really appreciate anything you can give. Thanks.

Donate here.

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Best of JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 - Week of August 13, 2012

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

This was such a crazy busy week of posts that I barely had time to catch up. As usual there were a lot of general JavaScript, HTML and CSS tutorials as well as a handful of framework specific ones and quite a few new and updated libraries released. However, I wanted to point out the poorly named "etc." section below as it has a lot of really good items this week. The reason it is named "etc." is due to a) these items don't easily fit into the prior categories and b) I sometimes lack creativity - it is not a reflection of the quality of the articles listed there. Hopefully my regular readers haven't been missing out on some great articles because of my lack of creativity in section headings.

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My name is Brian Rinaldi and I am the Web Community Manager for Flash Platform at Adobe. I am a regular blogger, speaker and author. I also founded RIA Unleashed conference in Boston. The views expressed on this site are my own & not those of my employer.