Bruce Lawson

Ensuring a Performant Web for the Next Billion People

It’s important to look beyond the West and see what the rest of the world is doing. How can we help our customers/ organisations ensure their web sites can be seen by the billions of people coming online, and how can we ensure that we don’t get a web for the haves and a web for the have-nots?

  • Where will your next customers come from?
  • Why do the next billion matter, and where do they come from?
  • What devices do they use?
  • What challenges do they face? Devices, network etc.
  • What is coming in web standards to ameliorate some of these?
  • What can browsers do to help – and how do proxy browsers work?
  • How can web developers ensure their sites work properly with proxy browsers?

About Bruce

Bruce evangelises open standards for Opera. He co-authored Introducing HTML5, was on the Web Standards Project’s Accessibility Task Force and the W3C Mobile Best Practices Working Group. He blogs at and tweets at @brucel. He’s mostly famous for his fashion blog