SitePoint Streams W3Conf 2013 Live

By Ricky Onsman
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The web standards organization World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) held its annual conference for web professionals on February 21 and 22 in San Francisco.

Not everyone could get there, of course, so SitePoint was given permission to stream the event live for our global audience, as we did for the first W3C conference in 2011.

All the action was free to view online here during both days of the conference, and now we can offer you recorded video of all but two of the sessions.

The theme for this year’s conference was “Practical standards for web professionals”, and the lineup of speakers was very impressive.

If the conference makes you interested in finding out more about how to put practical standards and latest techniques into practice, explore the the learning resources available at

Here’s a rundown of this year’s speakers and topics at W3Conf, and the available videos:


Doug Schepers & Janet Swisher: Web Platform Docs and Community

Alexis Deveria: Yes, you can: The top web features from you can use today

Parashuram Narasimhan: Get off my Internets – Writing for Web pages for the offline world

Vicki Murley: Know Your Platform: Desktop vs. Mobile

Kit Cambridge: EcmaScript Next: The Subtleties of ES 6

Alexandru Chiculita: The Making of CSSFilterLab

Jacob Rossi: Pointing Forward

CJ Gammon: Do androids read electric books?

Lea Verou: More CSS Secrets: Another 10 things you may not know about CSS

and Friday:

Joshua Davis: Beyond Play: the Art of Creative Coding

Léonie Watson: Design like you give a damn: Practical accessibility for web professionals

Brad Hill: HTML5 Security Realities

Ariya Hidayat: Fluid User Interface with Hardware Acceleration

Luz Caballero: Device (dis)orientation?

Tomomi Imura: Mobile Web: Real Life Examples of HTML5 for Mobile

Nicolas Gallagher: Questioning best practices

Eric Meyer: The Era of Intentional Layout

You can also view these videos on their dedicated YouTube page.

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  • Thank you for making this conference accessible for those of us who can’t travel to San Francisco!

  • ~RC

    thanx a lot
    but in (F***) IRAN V can’t see this stream online because the F**** and illegitimate Government censored EVERYTHING like this video..

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    great minds think alike! sharing is the most powerful way to engage!! attend from lisbon – portugal thanks W3C thnaks SitePoint
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  • Deaf

    Would you please make all streaming videos captioned? Many millions of deaf and hard of heraing people need access and it’s also required by web accessibilty guidelines. Thanks!

    • Hi, will pass that on to the W3C and the video producers. I’ll do my best to ensure that the recorded video of this event is captioned. I’m sure the W3C would prefer to meet its own Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Thanks for pointing it out.

      • Deaf

        How soon will the captions be cleaned up? I’m surprised that W3C did not follow their own standards to make their videos accessible via captions. They put millions of deaf and hard of hearing people at unfair disadvantage by forcing them to wait until the videos are accessible.

      • This is in process. In my last correspodnence with them, I was advised that they intend to provide proper captioning. They asked me for any recommendations for transcription / captioning services. I gave them a couple, but who would you suggest?

  • Mohammed

    I found this link damn late. Will there be a recording of these sessions in the youtube???

    • Mohammed, there will definitely be a recorded video version, probably via YouTube, and available on this page.

  • Samiullah

    It’s so awesome that we’d have a live recorded session for entire conference, Hope in future we get similar support from

  • Samiullah

    Waiting for recorded videos!!!!

  • Leland

    Please post the VODs or at least give updated information

  • Samiullah
    • Thanks, Samiullah. The videos have been added to this page now.

  • Samiullah

    No Problem, Ricky already bookmarked this link.