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Fronteers considers applying for W3C membership

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Months of planning come to a head, and the cat is out of the bag. Fronteers, the Dutch professional association of front-end developers, is planning to apply for W3C membership and appoint Rachel Andrew as our paid representative. This would solve the problem of front-end developer representation in W3C.

Note that this plan will be submitted to the Fronteers members on 19th of October, and that they can vote it down.

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Linkbait 41

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Friends edition. Lots of articles by people I’ve known for ages. Not sure why; probably just a coincidence.

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performance.now() conference,
8/9 November, Amsterdam

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It’s always a nail-bitingly tense few months after you decide to create a new conference hoping it’s going to be a success. We decided to inflict this tension on ourselves once again with our latest venture: performance.now().

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Linkbait 40

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A CSS-heavy edition. I’m doing research for my possible new book, and I need to know more about what people don’t like about CSS. So there’s a lot on that topic.

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New speakers, devrels, and videos

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When selecting speakers for our conferences we always hunt for a video of a prospective speaker, unless we’ve seen them for ourselves in the flesh. If we cannot find a video, we do not invite the speaker, since we cannot guarantee to our audience that they are excellent presenters. Not all conferences do so, but we do.

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Why is not using the CSS cascade a problem?

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When I announced I was going to write something for JavaScript developers who don't understand CSS, plenty of people (including Jeremy) said that the Cascading & Inheritance chapter would be crucial, since so many JS developers didn’t seem to understand it.

At first I agreed, but later I started to harbour some doubts, which is the reason I’m writing this piece.

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Know JS online event

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On 13th of April the inaugural Know JS online conference takes place. I’m tangentially involved, though I will not speak. The conference is online, and runs from 9am to 6pm Eastern on 13th of April. You can attend from the comforts of your own house.

Know JS is a fairly special type of online conference. Four speakers, Kyle Simpson, Bianca Gandolfo, Kent C. Dodds, and Jem Young, will give not a conference talk, but a full two-hour workshop about a topic of their choice. By buying a ticket you get access to all four of these workshops.

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