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10 Conference Videos for Front-End Developers

Here’s a collection of videos that I’ve stumbled across in recent months.

I haven’t watched all of them, but they’re on my current to-watch list and what better way to remind myself to watch them than to blog them. Enjoy.

Breaking Good Habits (Harry Roberts)

“Solving the right problems for the right people; looking at how some of our so-called best practices hinder, rather than help.”

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Learning to Love JavaScript (Alex Russell)

I like this one because he discusses JavaScript’s “core concepts”, which is great for beginners, but also great for those who already know how to program but are just learning JavaScript.

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Writing Maintainable JavaScript (Andrew Dupont)

“Learn about a handful of strategies you can use to keep your JavaScript codebase lean, modular, and flexible.”

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Progressive Enhancement 2.0 (Nicholas Zakas)

Contrary to recent drama, I am a huge proponent of progressive enhancement and providing some level of support for every browser, which Zakas discusses here.

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The CSS3 Experience (Dan Cederholm)

Direct link | A feed apart page

How Browsers Work Internally (Tali Garsiel)

“The rendering of the web site is not a single action by the browser, but a set of small updates and constant reactions to interactions.”

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CSS Preprocessors (Jonathan Verrecchia)

“Front-end engineer Jonathan Verrecchia will demonstrate the power of CSS preprocessors and explain why he believes these are a game changer for front-end development.”

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Javascript Development Workflow of 2013 (Paul Irish)

“We’re seeing the emphasis shift from valuing trivia to valuing tools.”

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The Web Can Do That!? (Eric Bidelman)

“This session will walk you down the bleeding edge of HTML5 [and CSS3] for 2012 by focusing on in-depth techniques, which solve real world challenges.”

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Build Anything (Remy Sharp)

“We’re at a point in technology with browsers where we have this web stack where we can actually build anything we want to.”

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Got Any Others?

Any presentations on HTML/CSS/JS that you’ve personally enjoyed this summer? Please share so I can add them to my watch list.

7 Responses

  1. Lavabeams says:


    I’ve been watching the Google I/O videos recommend both “The Web Can Do That” as well as “Breaking the JavaScript Speed Limit with V8”.

    However breaking the JavaScript Speed Limit gets a bit more technical into what V8 actually does with the JS.

  2. Sean says:

    Theres a Doug Crockford one “JavaScript & Metaperformance” from Velocity on youtube which is great

  3. AnnaBelle says:

    Good article! Here is found another excellent selection of videos about node.js, html5, css3 worth to see –

  4. Jon says:

    These are really awesome, I’ve just finished the first one and bookmarked this page for the rest! Thanks for collecting them all in one place.

  5. Fotis says:

    This post needs like buttons!!!!!
    Amazing collection. Thanks.

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