Jeremy's post about independent publication got me thinking... While not everyone's about to abandon the silos and self-publish everything, it should at least prompt you to consider where your data is living - and whether you can even get a copy of it.
(This post is essentially an expanded transcript of a short talk given at Sydjs.)
Web Directions South 2013 is done and dusted, as ever seeming to pass in a blur and be over in an instant.
Here are my notes, hammered out quickly for my own recall. The usual notes: they're done in a hurry, if you need exact quotes check the recordings later. Presume everything is a paraphrase rather than a quote. Jump menu is old school but hey it's a big post…
Sometimes bugfixing is a near-zen demonstration of your mad l33t skillz. You stare at the problem for a few seconds, nod sagely and deliver a short flurry of keystrokes. The bug is squashed and the crowd goes wild.
Last week I did a five-minute lightning talk about ARIA, at Sydjs. The main point was to illustrate a secondary benefit to using ARIA, beyond the primary purpose of accessibility: taking advantage of the standardised definition of state.