In this episode of the O’Reilly Programming Podcast, I talk with two of the program chairs for the upcoming O’Reilly Fluent Conference (July 11-14 in San Jose), Kyle Simpson and Tammy Everts. Simpson is co-author of the HTML 5 Cookbook, and the author of the You Don’t Know JS series of books. Everts is the chief experience officer at SpeedCurve and the author of Time is Money: The Business Value of Web Performance.
- Everts talks about the challenges of designing for the modern web: “The web has become so complex, and the user base and the types of devices and bandwidths that people are experiencing are so incredibly diverse,” she says. “Developers and designers are somehow magically expected to take all these assets, all these scripts and make them perform reliably and consistently on everything from a smartphone over a 2G connection to someone who has blazingly fast internet.”
- Simpson and Everts preview numerous Fluent sessions and presentations.
- Everts’ recent O’Reilly blog post “Building for the modern web is really, really hard”
- Everts co-curates WPO Stats, a collection of performance case studies
- The W3C’s list of web accessibility evaluation tools
- Simpson's recent post Fluent: Trainings To Further The Web