Presented at Lullabot's 2011 Do It With Drupal conference, in Brooklyn New York. Video at: http://drupalize.me/videos/its-not-your-fathers-web-designing-html-apis
For the last twenty years, we have been creating websites from inside of a certain set of constraints — inside the limits of the technology that runs the web. We became so used to those constraints, we stopped thinking about them. But HTML5 changes many of these limits. The new HTML specs define a lot more than markup — there's a lot about databases, communication protocols, and how websites & browsers talk to each other. Radical stuff that will redefine the creature formerly-known as the "web page". Come hear a non-nerd explanation of the specific possibilities created by the new HTML. Don't just wait around to see how other people implement these technologies. Learn about HTML5 APIs yourself, and envision the web of the future.