Web Unleashed 2019
Web DevUX/UIWork Better
  • 2019-09-13 00:00:00 2019-09-14 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2019 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto
  • #WEBU19

Presentation

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Overview

When we “view source” on modern web applications, the code looks nothing like what we originally wrote. At a minimum, it’s gone through linting, transpilation, obfuscation, minification, and bundling. And in order to build our beautifully designed apps with sophisticated interactions, we leverage the latest features in HTML, CSS and JavaScript available in our modern evergreen browsers.

However, when web development was in its infancy two decades ago, things were drastically different. Sites had hit counters, used frames for navigation, and were updated manually via FTP. We used the blink tag and scrolling marquees! Let’s take a walk down memory lane (or have a history lesson) and have some laughs cringing at how sites looked, how they were built, and the rudimentary tooling we had to develop them.

Objective

Let’s take a walk down memory lane (or have a history lesson) on how sites were built before the modern web.

Target Audience

Everyone involved in building modern web applications

Level

Beginner

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. The differences in layout techniques
  2. The differences in spacing techniques
  3. The differences in debugging techniques
  4. The modern tooling available that enables us to build amazing user interfaces
  5. (Hopefully) a greater appreciation for the modern web