W3C Launches Web Real-Time Communications Working Group

05 May 2011 | Archive

W3C today launched a new Web Real-Time Communications Working Group to define client-side APIs to enable Real-Time Communications in Web browsers. These APIs should enable building applications that can be run inside a browser, requiring no extra downloads or plugins, that allow communication between parties using audio, video and supplementary real-time communication, without having to use intervening servers. Read the full charter and learn more about W3C's Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

First Draft of Touch Events Specification Draft Published

05 May 2011 | Archive

The Web Events Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Touch Events Specification. The Touch Interface specification defines a set of low-level events that represent one or more points of contact with a touch-sensitive surface, and changes of those points with respect to the surface and any DOM elements displayed upon it (e.g., for touch screens) or associated with it (e.g., for drawing tablets without displays). It also addresses pen-tablet devices, such as drawing tablets, with consideration toward stylus capabilities. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Call for Implementation of Seven Web Services Specifications

28 April 2011 | Archive

CSS Writing Modes Module Level 3 Draft Updated

28 April 2011 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSS Writing Modes Module Level 3. CSS3 Writing Modes defines CSS features to support for various international writing modes, such as left-to-right (e.g. Latin or Indic), right-to-left (e.g. Hebrew or Arabic), bidirectional (e.g. mixed Latin and Arabic) and vertical (e.g. Asian scripts). Learn more about the Style Activity.

New W3C Online Course: Introduction to Mobile Web and Application Best Practices

28 April 2011 | Archive

W3C is pleased to announce its latest online training course: Introduction to Mobile Web and Application Best Practices. This course includes a lot of new material concerning Web applications. Delivered over 8 weeks, the course will help Web designers and content producers to become familiar with the Web as delivered on mobile devices. It is based entirely on W3C standards, particularly the Mobile Web Best Practices and Mobile Web Application Best Practices. Participants will learn in particular about which versions of HTML and CSS to use for mobile today, client-side and server-side content adaptation techniques, and exciting new APIs available on modern mobile platforms. The full price for the new course is €195 but there are two early bird periods. From now until Friday 6 May you can enroll for just €95. The second early bird period runs until Friday 27th May at €145. See full details of the course and register now.

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