Bruce Lawson

Consultant on web standards and accessibility

Bruce Lawson

Consultant on web standards and accessibility

Bruce Lawson

How To Make Loveliness — the HTML Treasure Hunt

You’re a PHP ninja. You’re a React god. You’re a magician with Sketch. But if your code is assembling HTML to get delivered to a users’ browser, how much do you know about HTML’s semantics? Choosing the correct HTML elements rather than vomiting a “div” or belching out a “span” can greatly enhance the end users’ experience, with no fragile extra code to write and maintain.

One of the co-editors of the HTML5.3 spec will take you on a magical treasure hunt around HTML, showing you marvellous gifts and hidden wonders that will also help future-proof your code, and turn you into a time-travelling Frontend Superhero, adored by millions.

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Actual number not guaranteed. But your users will be happy.)

About

Bruce is a freelance consultant on accessibility and web standards. Previously, he was in Developer Relation for Opera Software. He was one of the co-editors of the HTML 5.3 spec. He co-authored the book 'Introducing HTML5' and was on the committee that drafted the British Standard for commissioning accessible websites. He’s previously been tech lead for a large legal organisation, an actor, a musician, a kindergarten teacher, English tutor to a princess in Thailand, a volunteer pharmacist in Calcutta, a tarot card reader in Istanbul, a movie extra in Bombay and a FORTRAN programmer.