HTML CSS JavaScript is a blog about web technology. I’m Rob Larsen, the site’s sole contributor.

About Me

Here’s my professional bio:

Rob is an experienced front end engineer, author and open-source contributor.

Rob is an active writer on web technology with a special focus on emerging standards like HTML5, CSS3 and the ongoing evolution of the JavaScript programming language. He is co-author of Professional jQuery, the author of Beginning HTML and CSS, the author of The Uncertain Web, from O’Reilly, the author of Mastering SVG and co-author of The HTML and CSS Workshop.

A long-time open source contributor, Rob currently maintains HTML5-Boilerplate and administers the H5BP organization on GitHub.

Rob currently works as a software architect, leading an international team in the financial services industry. In his career Rob has spent time at Sapient Global Markets, Isobar, The Brand Experience, Cramer and as an independent consultant. Over the course of his career Rob has solved unique problems for clients like Samsung, Motorola, IBM, Philips, Gillette, Boston’s Museum of Science, and Harvard Kennedy School.

Here’s a list of technical articles I’ve written

I regularly present on technical subjects. Here’s the full list of presentations I’ve done over the past few years.

  • Wild World Web: Web Development in a World of Ever-Changing Browsers, Platforms & Compatibilities November 11, 2014
  • "Data Visualization in the Browser" jQuery Conference, San Diego February 13, 2014
  • "Fun with the Angular Basics" Lightning Talks & Demos Boston Angular.js Meetup September 4, 2013
  • "Data Visualization in the Browser" Boston Front End Developers May 18, 2013
  • "Data Visualization in the Browser" HTML5 Developer Conference Spring 2013, San Francisco, April 1st-3rd 2013
  • "jQuery: Two New Features That Really Matter" Boston Front End Developers April 25, 2012
  • Redefining Perspectives, New Delhi, India April 4, 2012
  • "HTML5 From the Front Lines: What to Embrace Today (and What to Avoid)" HTML5 Live, New York, November 1, 2011
  • Enterprise 2.0 Conference June 23, 2011
  • "Boston PHP: Learn CSS" October 13, 2010 Bocoup
  • "Learn CSS" Design Camp Boston November 6, 2010 Microsoft NERD
  • "Front End Performance for the Common Man: Practical Strategies to Speed Up Your Site" May 19, 2010< strong>Bocoup
  • "JavaScript 101: Using JavaScript to Add Interactivity to Your Web Site"Boston JavaScript Meetup Microsoft NERD
  • "The Future is Now: Theming WordPress with HMTL5"WordCamp Boston Microsoft NERD
  • "JavaScript Library Comparisons" Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University
  • "JavaScript Library Comparisons" Boston JavaScript Meetup Microsoft NERD
  • Appeared on the panel MITX panel "Building Social Applications & Widgets for Top Platforms" with Matthew Adkisson, (CEO, FreeCause.com); Norris Boyd (Engineering Manager, Google); C.C. Chapman (Partner, The Advance Guard); and Ann Glenn (Senior Web Producer, Sony Pictures Imageworks Interactive.) Moderated by Chris Brogan.

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