Rapid DOM Slides from Webvisions 2006

My presentation is done and overall, I was happy with it. I have to admit that this was my first time presenting and it was a great learning experience. I feared I might go through my material too fast (which I did) or just stumble over my words (which I didn't so much). The hardest thing for me when putting this together was knowing what the technical prowess of my audience would be. I didn't want it too simple, or too complex. It wasn't a workshop so I didn't want to delve too deep. Next time, though, I think I'll cover a little less and explain a little more.

Anyways, feel free to hop over to RapidDOM.com and check out the slides. They're currently only in PDF format but I'll try and get them exported into HTML as well. (I never ended up using S5 as some may have expected). If and when the presentation is available as a podcast, I'll be posting it there as well.

Thanks everybody who came out. You made it a great experience and I'd definitely like to do this again.

Updated: I've exported the slides as JPG's (and used some JavaScript to loop through said slides). I still intend to export as HTML but it's misbehaving whenever I try to export it as such. So, it looks like it'll take a little extra time to do so.

Published July 21, 2006 · Updated September 14, 2006
Categorized as Writing
Short URL: https://snook.ca/s/628


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Graham H said on July 21, 2006

Appreciate the effort of making the slides available but the PDF document seems a bit broken. Or am I missing something?

Nathanael said on July 21, 2006

It was a great presentation. I really enjoyed the bits about some of the best practices when it comes to DOM scripting. Cheers and good job.

Jonathan Snook said on July 21, 2006

Graham: What issues are you running into with the slides? I just went through them and didn't have any issues with it.

Nathaniel: thanks! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!

George said on July 21, 2006

Good presentation. Thank you for helping me with my decision on both whether or not to use a JavaScript Library, as well as which to use.

Elliot Swan said on July 21, 2006

As I mentioned to you today, I enjoyed it. :) You don't usually see all the frameworks compared side-by-side like that, so that was pretty cool.

Johan said on July 22, 2006

what is great ; you can combine libraries as well but is it not a prequisite that the namespaces dont conflict?

Johan said on July 22, 2006

... maybe one day you will write a book about Javascript?

Nick said on July 22, 2006

Regarding the slides problem, none of the text appears when viewing with Preview (and consequently Safari) on the Mac. They are replaced by sort of rectangular white/black gradients - very pretty but not very informative. The text appears perfectly using Acrobat on the Mac.

Lakshan said on July 22, 2006

Great Presentation ! Really impressive recap on the power of libraries and JavaScript itself. Thanks for focussing on JSON too.

bbrewer said on July 24, 2006

I can't believe that was your first presentation! It was one of my favorites of the conference. You were indeed moving quickly, but I appreciated that. I knew we were in for a treat when you were talking about JavaScript closures within the first few minutes.

fwiw, I too see only white blurs on black in Preview (3.0.4) on OSX 10.4.

Matthew Pennell said on July 24, 2006

I can't read the slides either (although the code text is fine, the rest of it is just graayscale blocks). :(

Francesco˜ said on July 24, 2006

really interesting.
thank you.

Jason Kataropoulos said on July 24, 2006

What I liked most from these slides was the way you explain things Snook. You know, this is a talent and you simply have it!

Thanx alot!

Jonathan Snook said on July 24, 2006

Okay folks, I've re-exported the slides as JPG's. Still working on getting the HTML version out. I've also re-exported the PDF version and made the links clickable. Hopefully the updated PDF has fewer issues.

Thanks everybody for the kind words! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it!

Keith said on July 24, 2006

Hey man, just wanted to say it was great hangin w/ya and thanks for putting up the slides. You did a great job!

Matthew Anderson said on July 27, 2006

Great job, Jonathan. Again, I thought the second half of your presentation, specifically your insight on Javascript libraries, was stellar.

Fantastic meeting you in person. It was nice to find another person that speaks Canadian ;)

I'll have to work Ottawa in to my next TO trip. Hope to see you again soon.

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