It’s not just the experts meeting at the W3C and WHATWG who can grow the web—your ideas and experience might be the key to the next big thing. Users have always been key to the web, driving it in new directions.
- No matter who you are, no matter what your level of experience is, the nice thing about the evolving open web is that you can jump in, teach yourself, find resources, and the more you get involved, the more I'm sure your contributions are welcome. - Watching people learn the web, and seeing them look under the hood and that excitement that they have when they inspect element on something and then seeing how the web is affecting people that may not have fully understood how powerful it is, that's one of my most favorite things.
- To play and to explore and to delve and if there's something that's interesting or intriguing, to go and dive in there and really look at it and really figure it out and really play with it and see what you come up with. See what you get drawn to solving and you might come up with something amazing. - I think it's going to be really fun. Really fun. What happens next is fun. - You know, the beauty of the web is that there's so much that can be done here.
There's no one particular way to move things forward, and so I think the best thing that people can do is to find the best intersection between what the world needs and what they're interested in. - Thinking you can make a difference first is the first step, observing to do that, make that difference, and then sharing is the last piece of it, so whatever you do, please, please share. - I want to encourage developers to get in and work on specific things that are their concern. I want people to own specific standards and say, "This is my thing, I'm going to champion this," And when people say, "Who are you?" They can say, "I'm nobody, I don't work for Google, "I'm just a developer." This is what we want.
- It's a massive challenge for us, but I think it's a really big opportunity to finally get things right on the web, so hopefully we can do that. (calm electronic music)
In the film, Matt Griffin knits together a narrative from dozens of conversations with important figures from throughout the web's history. He interviews Tim Berners-Lee, Denise Jacobs, Jeffrey Zeldman, Ethan Marcotte, Chris Wilson, Lyza Danger Gardner, Eric Meyer, Irene Au, Alex Russell, Trent Walton, Val Head, Jonathan Snook, and many more. The result is a series of unique insights about why the web is structured the way it is, why standards matter, how mobile disrupted everything, and why the web isn't done growing.