It’s always cool to see new user groups forming—especially new user groups focused on cutting-edge stuff. That’s why I’m excited to see what comes out of the HTML5-PDX group, a new user group dedicated to exploring the offerings of HTML5 like native video, geolocation, and client-side storage.
And tonight, the HTML5-PDX group kicks off with its first meeting with what may also be the inaugural meeting in Nedspace Old Town.
So what is HTML5 exactly? Well, it’s an improvement to the HTML many of us have been using since the late ’90s.
Long story short, HTML5 is designed to help people do more of what today’s Web does by native HTML, instead of relying on plugins and extensions.
A new standard is great, but it’s worthless without browser support. That’s why the initial meeting will focus on the current state of browsers and their proposed support for HTML5.
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