"The Blog isn’t over 'til the Fat Lady Sings", a talk by Opera on The Web and mobile browsing in developing countries

Tuesday 9 June 2009, 18:30 ((Light refreshments from 17:45)

Chris Mills, Opera Software


Chris Mills, Developer Relations Manager with Opera Software and Editor of Opera's Web Standards Curriculum will speak about a range of topics relating to Web Standards. This will include a discussion of the past, present and future of Web Standards, beginning with the development of the original HTML and CSS specs and ending with the ongoing development of modern standards including HTML5 and CSS3.

In addition, Mr. Mills will also explore the importance of Standards based web development in terms of accessibility and cross device rendering, particularly important given the ballooning use of mobile devices to access the Internet

Opera believes the Web is a force for good. As an industry leader in providing innovative and standards-compliant Web browsing, Opera Software seeks to work with the next generation of leaders and thinkers whose ideas will decide the future of the Web.

This presentation will explore:

  • the history and future of the Web
  • the browser industry
  • open Web standards
  • Web applications
  • the role of the Web and mobile browsing, particularly in developing countries