March 2011 CF User Group

Tuesday, March 08 2011 the CF user group assembled at AboutWeb's headquarters in Rockville, MD. Christian Ready was this month's speaker. Ready started his professional life as an astronomer with the Hubble Space Telescope and other space-based observatories. But understanding the nature of the universe isn't nearly as exciting as CFML, so he switched careers to web development. (Budget cutbacks at NASA had *nothing* to do with it, honest!) In addition to CFML, Christian is an advocate for web standards and accessibility and currently works for Nsite, LLC. In this talk, Christian Ready introduced attendees to some of HTML5's new semantic markup, how to make older browsers "recognize" new markup, and how to leverage new capabilities such as native video.