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First Decoded Chat of the year: Paul Bakaus on AMP

Today on the Decoded Blog I published the first ever Decoded Chat I recorded, where I grilled Paul Baukaus in detail about AMP.

This is an hour long Skype call and different to the newer ones – I was still finding the format :). There are quite a few changes that happened to AMP since then and soon there will be an AMP Summit to look forward to. All in all, I do hope though that this will give you some insight into what AMP is and what it could be if the focus were to go away from “Google only” with it.

These are the questions we covered:

  1. What is AMP to you?
  2. The main focus of AMP seems to be mobile, is that fair to say?
  3. Was AMP an answer to Facebooks’ and Apple’s news formats? Does it rely on Google technology and – if so – will it be open to other providers?
  4. It seems that the cache infrastructure of AMP is big and expensive. How can we ensure it will not just go away as an open system as many other open APIs vanished?
  5. Do large corporations have a problem finding contributors to open source projects? Are they too intimidating?
  6. Is there a historical issue of large corporations re-inventing open source solutions to “production quality code”? Is this changing?
  7. Whilst it is easy to get an AMP version of your site with plugins to CMS, some of the content relies on JavaScript. Will this change?
  8. AMP isn’t forgiving. One mistake in the markup and the page won’t show up. Isn’t that XHTML reinvented – which we agreed was a mistake.
  9. AMP seems to be RSS based on best practices in mobile performance. How do we prevent publishers to exclusively create AMP content instead of fixing their broken and slow main sites?
  10. It seems to me that AMP is a solution focused on CMS providers. Is that fair, and how do we reach those to allow people to create AMP without needing to code?
  11. A lot of “best practice” content shown at specialist events seems to be created for those. How can we tell others about this?
  12. AMP seems to be designed to be limiting. For example, images need a height and width, right?
  13. In terms of responsive design, does the AMP cache create differently sized versions of my images?
  14. Are most of the benefits of AMP limited to Chrome on Android or does it have benefits for other browsers, too?
  15. Do the polyfills needed for other browsers slow down AMP?
  16. How backwards compatible is AMP?
  17. One big worry about publishing in AMP is that people are afraid of being fully dependent on Google. Is that so?
  18. Are there any limitations to meta information in AMP pages? Can I add – for example – Twitter specific meta information?
  19. Do AMP compatible devices automatically load that version and – if not – can I force that?
  20. How can I invalidate the AMP cache? How can I quickly remove content that is wrong or dangerous?
  21. Right now you can’t use third party JavaScript in an AMP page. Are you considering white-listing commonly used libraries?
  22. It seems AMP is catered to documents, while most people talk about making everything an App. Is this separation really needed?
  23. What’s the sandbox of AMP and how is this now extended to the larger web as a standard proposal?

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Happy New Year from WebProfessionals.org

From all of us at WebProfessionals.org, we hope that you had a wonderful holiday season. We are gearing up a busy and productive year, and want to take a moment to thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to our organization that has enabled us to progress on many fronts. We want to make even greater strides in 2016.

In the coming months, we will be focusing on resources that we hope will support your efforts. As a community driven organization we plan to reach out to a number of practicing Web professional experts. For example we’re working on the following articles for the New Year and we would like to invite you to be an active participant.

  • Latest Web Design, Web Development and Web Business Trends for 2016
  • Web Professional Opportunities including resources for those that freelance, small business, government and corporate Web professionals
  • Current Practices that work including Web security and marketing
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Ethics in our Web Profession including fostering a beneficial and respected professional and ethical approach to professional practice.
  • Sustainability including how we continue to advance the relevance, reputation and compensation of our profession. This includes having a steady stream of qualified new talent through education and training.

If you haven’t subscribed yet please do so. We think this is going to be a most exciting year for our organization and our profession. Although the pace of change continues, this seems to be the year when so many aspects of technology are converging.

What do you plan to accomplish in 2016?

Drop us a note and let us know what your plans are. If you have anything to share with the Web Professional community let us know that too!

Best always,
Mark DuBois, Community Evangelist and Director of Education

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Happy New Year 2014 Web Pros

On behalf of WebProfessionals.org, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all its members, supporters and subscribers a Happy New Year.

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As we enter into 2014, one of our key organizational goals will be to provide added value to the aspiring, the practicing and those that teach with education and professional development resources that will contribute to the economic and social well-being of the Web profession.

To that end, I’d like to invite you to review the Web Professional Trends for 2014 podcast series: http://webprofessionals.org/blog

We’ve arranged a great line-up of interviews with notable Web professionals covering a wide variety of web centric topics. In depth podcast ranges from Web design, Web Development and Web business including project management and Internet law.

Today more than ever, Web professionals are inundated with unprecedented change from all directions. We hope this series will provide you with insights to emerging trends that will help you succeed in the years to come. In late January we will complement the Web Professional Trends series for the http://SchoolofWeb.org education portal.

May it be a successful and prosperous one and may you also discover new joys, embark on new journeys in 2014!

Also, check out the Web Buyer Guide at http://webprofessionals.org/web-buyer-guide/ for a 7 days of complimentary access to download anything you want from over 50,000 images, icons, vectors, textures, backgrounds and more from one of our newest business members GraphicStock.com.

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Web Professionals of the Year – Russia

WebProfessionals.org Organization Recognizes Web Professionals of the Year

Moscow, Russia November 5, 2013.

WebProfessionals.org is pleased to announce its 2013 Web Professional of the Year Award, an honor recognizing those that who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the Web profession and education worldwide. Awards were announced in conjunction with WorldSkills Russia 2013, taking place this week in Moscow.

image of web design experts russia“By honoring exceptional Web professionals that contributed to the WorldSkills international competition, the Web Professional of the Year Award shines the spotlight on the role models and sources of inspiration for the next generation of Web professionals considering careers in the Web profession worldwide” said Ilya Belyakov, Chief expert of web design in Open Championship WorldSkills Moscow.

2013 Web Professionals of the Year are:

• Ilya Belyakov, Chelyabinsk region;
• Valentin Kotz, Moscow;
• Sergey Chagin, Moscow;
• Irina Fetisova, Republic of Altai;
• Ekaterina Lapenkova, Moscow region;
• Gelshat Rafikova, Ulyanovsk region;
• Igor Kim, Moscow;
• Natalia Makaveeva, Moscow;
• Olga Harkovskaya, Republic of Sakha ( Yakutia);
• Zulfikar Muslimov, Republic of North Ossetia – Alania ;
• Victor Burakov, Chelyabinsk region;
• Alexey Selenkov, Moscow;
• Oleg Semichev, Sverdlovsk Region;
• Alexander Pavlov, Moscow;
• Olga Perlova, Moscow;
• Sergey Sharov, Samara region;
• Idar Nureyev, Tatarstan;
• Anna Sokolachko, Moscow;
• Elena Batkova, Samara region;
• Olga Zhirnyagina, Moscow;
• Tatiana Semenova , Moscow;
• Lyudmila Mikheeva, Penza region;
• Ivan Zakharov, Moscow;
• Yuri Lazarev, Moscow;
• Zarina Saifullina, Moscow;
• Giga Chikhladze, Leningrad region;
• Nail Nasyrov, St. Petersburg;
• Ivan Shikerin, g.Reutov

Special thanks to:

* College number 90 – provided equipment for the competition.
* Darya Kapustina – translation.
* Victor Burakou – technical support.
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In making the announcement Bill Cullifer, Webprofessionals.org Executive Director said, “For the sustainability of the Web profession, we must refine our education processes when it comes to Web professional topics, I am proud to be a part of this international initiative to deliver the highest quality and the most affordable Web professional education available.”

About WorldSkills

WorldSkills International is a not for profit membership association open to agencies or bodies which have a responsibility for promoting vocational education and training in their respective countries/regions. WorldSkills International operates worldwide and is politically and denominationally neutral.

WorldSkills International provides a unique means of exchange and comparison of world-class competency standards in the industrial trades and service sectors of the global economy. The continued growth of WorldSkills International attests to the fact that traditional trade and craft skills along with the newer technology multi-skilled vocations make an essential contribution to the economic and social well being of peoples everywhere.
As a free standing, non-political organisation World Skills International provides a cost effective means for international government and industry cooperation in achieving higher standards and status for vocational education and training on a worldwide basis.

The WorldSkills Competition

In 1946 two Spaniards had a vision. José Antonio Elola Olaso and Francisco Albert-Vidal dreamed of an international craft skills competition, a professional-quality championship with participants from all over the world. The first Spanish championships for apprentices were a roaring success in 1947.

In 1950, neighbouring Portugal joins in, and since 1953 more and more countries have taken up the challenge. Morocco, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland entered teams for the International Vocational Training Contest. Since 1999 the event has been known as WorldSkills. Initially held annually, it has been held every other year since 1973.
Today, up to 65 countries and regions take part in this mega-event.

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Web Professionals of the Year

Web Professional Organization Recognizes Web Professionals of the Year

WorldSkills Leipzig, Germany July 5, 2013. WebProfessionals.org a professional association announced its 2013 Web Professional of the Year Award, an honor recognizing those that who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the Web profession and education worldwide. Awards were announced in conjunction with WorldSkills 2013, taking place this week in Leipzig Germany.

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“By honoring exceptional Web professionals that contributed to the WorldSkills international competition, the Web Professional of the Year Award shines the spotlight on the role models and sources of inspiration for the next generation of Web professionals considering careers in the Web profession worldwide” said Jeff Boulton, Chief Expert in Web Design.

2013 Web Professionals of the Year are:

•Arwid Wibom, Sweden
•Carlos Silva, Portugal
•Chorng-Shiuh Koong, Chinese Taipei
•Julio Cesar Prado, Colombia
•Marcelo Strehl, Brazil
•Manuel Schaffner, Switzerland
•Nupur Prasad Giri, India
•Seng Hin Mak, Macao, China
•Seung Lyui Ryu, Korea
•Shadi Ayoub, United Arab Emirates

Awards were also presented to:

•Jeff Boulton, Chief Expert in Web Design
•Jarrad Langdon Deputy Chief Expert in Web Design.

In making the announcement Bill Cullifer, Webprofessionals.org Executive Director said, “For the sustainability of the Web profession, we must refine our education processes when it comes to Web professional topics, I am proud to be a part of this international initiative to deliver the highest quality and the most affordable Web professional education available.”

About WorldSkills

WorldSkills International is a not for profit membership association open to agencies or bodies which have a responsibility for promoting vocational education and training in their respective countries/regions. WorldSkills International operates worldwide and is politically and denominationally neutral.

WorldSkills International provides a unique means of exchange and comparison of world-class competency standards in the industrial trades and service sectors of the global economy. The continued growth of WorldSkills International attests to the fact that traditional trade and craft skills along with the newer technology multi-skilled vocations make an essential contribution to the economic and social well being of peoples everywhere.

As a free standing, non-political organisation World Skills International provides a cost effective means for international government and industry cooperation in achieving higher standards and status for vocational education and training on a worldwide basis.

The WorldSkills Competition

In 1946 two Spaniards had a vision. José Antonio Elola Olaso and Francisco Albert-Vidal dreamed of an international craft skills competition, a professional-quality championship with participants from all over the world. The first Spanish championships for apprentices were a roaring success in 1947.

In 1950, neighbouring Portugal joins in, and since 1953 more and more countries have taken up the challenge. Morocco, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland entered teams for the International Vocational Training Contest.

Since 1999 the event has been known as WorldSkills. Initially held annually, it has been held every other year since 1973.

Today, up to 65 countries and regions take part in this mega-event.

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