Meet up

Keynote by Bruce Lawson on How To Make Loveliness: an HTML Treasure Hunt

Monday, 24th June at CodeNode, London

This meetup was organised by JavaScript Matters in June 2019


Bruce Lawson is a strong advocate for keeping the web open, free and accessible and is a strong supporter of the utility of HTML code and the accessibility it brings, making websites and web applications better for everyone. At this JavaScript Matters event he'll be guiding us through the marvellous gifts and hidden wonders that HTML has to offer. Come learn more about future-proofing your code and how being mindful of accessibility makes the web a more inclusive place.


Come on down to CodeNode to learn from the best, share your ideas and join our vibrant community! Be sure to sign-in early to grab a drink and meet other attendees in a casual, relaxed setting.

18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled

19:00-19:45 Bruce's presentation

19:45-20:00 Q&A

How To Make Loveliness: an 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. That's why HTML is an acronym of "How To Make Loveliness".

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

Bruce Lawson

Bruce is a freelance consultant on accessibility and web standards. He was a co-editor of the W3C HTML5 specification, part of the team that drafted BS8878 (the British Standards for commissioning accessible web sites), Previously he's been Deputy CTO at Opera Software, a tarot card reader in Istanbul, a volunteer pharmacist in Calcutta, tutor to a Princess' daughter in Bangkok, a musician, and a computer programmer.

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