Australia’s HTML5 and JavaScript conference

Melbourne Town Hall
May 1 & 2 2014

A festival of code: web and mobile development, JavaScript, HTML5, advanced CSS, Nodejs and more

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What Do You Know Sydney — The Season Finale!

Was great to wrap up another What Do You Know roadshow last Thursday night in our home town of Sydney, with what turned out to be an incredibly diverse and entertaining collection of presentations, covering off everything web from knitting to Brunch​.io. Let’s see what it was all about! And … Read more »

What Do You Know Melbourne, April 2014 — Wrap-​​up

There’s something about the Melbourne What Do You Know that “just works”. I think it’s maybe something about the venue, which has a slick AV setup, and is perfect for a reasonable sized crowd to be able to be there and see the presentations, while still feeling like a pub … Read more »

The music of What Do You Know — April 2014

We’ve just wrapped up another series of our What Do You Know nights, this time taking the show to Brisbane, Melbourne and … Read more »

Australia’s Digital Agencies

One real pleasure of doing what we do is to see so much of the excellent work Australia’s Web Industry does. Often ground breaking, entertaining, engaging, beautiful, inspiring. And one of our missions here at Web Directions, is to champion great work being done here in Australia. It’s a big … Read more »

What Do You Know Brisbane — Wrap-​​up

Thanks so much to everyone who braved the elements and came along to the biggest Brisbane What Do You Know so far! Last Thursday was a great night with eleven lightning presentations on anything and everything web, from Sproute to narcissism, and now we are well and truly pumped for … Read more »

Facebook acquires Oculus Rift — The Tweets

If you work in tech the news of the day isn’t the reintroduction of dames and knights here in Australia, though that is certainly good for a quick giggle. No, words on everyone’s lips this morning have been “Oculus Rift” and “Facebook” and “end of the world as we know … Read more »

Can this web we love be sustainable too?

It was lovely to receive an email from an old “friend of Web Directions” the other day, Donal O Duibhir. If you’ve been to our events you may remember Donal as that guy who was absolutely passionate about networks of all kinds, and in particular about the wifi network … Read more »

The Web at 25

As you have almost certainly seen, (not least in Maxine’s post yesterday) in a sense the Web turns 25 today (though it’s really more the anniversary of its conception rather than birth). 25 years ago today, Tim (now Sir Tim) Berners-​​Lee presented his then boss at Cern … Read more »

Does the web need a bill of rights?

Sir Tim Berners-​​Lee says yes, we do, if we are going to protect and enshrine the independence of the medium he created. He spoke of his concerns in a recent Guardian interview:

Unless … Read more »

The Road to a Code of Conduct

After months of hand wringing, today Web Directions cut the Gordian knot and published a code of conduct for our events. You can check it out here.

Seems like a good idea, you say, why all the hand wringing?

Well, it’s a … Read more »

What Do *You* Know?


What do you Know is an evening of fun, fast presentations on all things Web, drink or two from our sponsors Silverstripe, and a room full of your Web professional peers. And we’re always looking for speakers, so if you want to take the next step with your presentations, … Read more »

Web Directions Code 2013: responding to your feedback

For some years now John and I have included working through the anonymous feedback as part of our “retro” after an event. Painful as it can sometimes be (we have feelings too, and no one likes to hear that their baby is ugly! :), there are always a number of … Read more »

Offscreen Magazine: in the house at Web Directions Code

Web Directions has been an Offscreen Magazine subscriber from the get-​​go, coveting our well thumbed collection here at the office, and, I’m not ashamed to admit, I believe we do in fact have an extra full set … Read more »

A round up of Web animation resources

Well, things are hotting up in the Web animation world, with a pair of articles at A List Apart, on UI Animation and UX, and Web animation at work but if you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll likely know we’ve been big on Web animation since before … Read more »

Web Directions Code — what’s that all about?

A few years ago, after years of making Sydney the home of Web Directions South, we decided that Melbourne really deserved a bit of love as well. Especially as over the years we had seen so many people make the trip up to Sydney, it really was only fair that … Read more »