Thursday, January 19, 2012

Find: WebKit in Your Living Room

The Netflix Tech Blog

Hi, it's Matt Seeley, engineer on the device UI team at Netflix.  My team uses WebKit, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 to build user interfaces for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Blu-ray players, Internet-connected TVs, phones and tablets.

Recently I spoke at the HTML5 Dev Conf about WebKit-based UI development on consumer electronics.  I discussed:
  • Responding to user input quickly while deferring expensive user interface updates
  • Managing main and video memory footprint of a single page application
  • Understanding WebKit's interpretation and response to changes in HTML and CSS 
  • Achieving highest possible animation frame rates using accelerated compositing
Watch the video presentation from the conference:

Slides are also available in PDF

Astute readers will realize that portions of the content are also suitable for mobile and desktop development. It's all about building great user interfaces that take best possible advantage of the device.

Interested in joining our team? We're hiring!

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