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Back from eduWEB

July 27th, 2009 by Erick Beck

Michael and I are back from eduWEB and are pretty much recovered after a week in the big city. Over the course of the next week or two we will be sharing some of our experiences and insights.

From a completely non-professional side, the first piece of advice I can give is (if you’re heading to a city that can support this anyway) to forget about the taxi and use the local train/bus system.  Most transit systems will let you buy a pass for unlimited rides for a week.  Use them and get to know the city you’re going to.  The end result will be a much more enjoyable trip as you’ll find things and go places you never would have elsewhere.

On to the professional, starting with “The Next Big Thing”,  the opening Keynote given by Google’s Dimitri Glazkov.  There was a mixed reaction to this program.  The biggest idea coming out of the talk was the possibilities of HTML5 + CSS3 … and the fact that we won’t likely see all of that for a long time because of the nature of browser development.  We did see demos of some 3D Transformation that is taking place right now with the help of web kits.  You can see these for yourself at

Monday, July 27th, 2009 CSS, HTML
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1 Comment to Back from eduWEB

  1. I thought the speaker from Google said, “These 3-D effects are all produced by straight HTML and CSS,” but I see that one of his favorite technologies, O3D, is actually a plugin.

  2. mdmcginnis on July 27th, 2009

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