You can find links to all papers and presentations on the svgopen.org website if you use the Schedule page and click on presentation titles.
Overall, for what I’m interested in, implementing Open Web technologies in advertising, I would say we are still not quite there in terms of browsers implementations and support, but also that is not a reason not to start doing early attempts, start with a bit simpler solutions that could work cross-browser and do preparations for the near future. Not sure how advertising Agencies will adopt something that is not having even alpha versions of tools and software available on the market, but surely we have to start somewhere.
There is no clear and strong signal that any soon IE will have native support for the SVG technology, but I hope it will be a case in near future.
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This was announced just two weeks before the conference start by @bradneuberg. Microsoft is joining IBM as gold sponsor for the SVG Open 2009 – “SVG coming of ege.”, hosted by Google in Mountain View, California 2-4 October. Wow!, what a nice display of big players supporting the event.
What does this mean? Are we finally going to have SVG support for Internet Explorer, or at least they are thinking about it? Even if they decide to do so, what do you think, how long it will take to have IE8 patch released with native SVG support? If they plan to do this, wait is going to be worth while. We alrady have ways around to render SVG in IE thanks to SVG Web, still in alpha though, getting better and better, but native support is best, right?
Personally, I would really like to see Microsoft going in this direction. It is all surreal to me to be true. But hey, they adopted jQuery as JS Library for the new .Net platform, who knows, maybe this guys are really starting to open up. But, I’m not going to get excited unless I see some real signals this is going to happen. Still very sceptical.
On Monday 22/12/2008, I will be part of open discussion about Internet Applications, Web Technologies and Online Advertising. The talk is taking place in Skopje, Macedonia. Organizers are Darko Buldiovski, author and blogger from komunikacii.net – a blog about everything new media in Macedonia, New Media Center and Free Software Macedonia.
We are going to talk about developing web apps and how the latest web technology trends are applied particularly on the Macedonian web market. Also, I will be presenting my view on the online advertising in Macedonia and say a few words what the current state is in my opinion.
The Venue is “The Cultural Center Tocka“. Presentations and discussions start 17:00. Drop by if your Monday evening is not already planned. It will be great to hear different opinions on this topics from local active participants and professionals.