Want an avalanche of argument and a bewildering babel of information and opinions about HTML? Here are the people I follow on Twitter who regularly tweet about the development of HTML5. Many of them I often disagree with. Many are friends. John Foliot is in the intersection of those two groups.
If you or your favourite weblebrity isn’t on here, sorry. Even Hixie isn’t listed; I restricted myself to people who contribute to the Working Groups, regularly tweet opinions or news about HTML5 (not CSS, SVG, etc – those are future lists.)
- Sam Ruby co-chairs the HTML Working Group (with Maciej who rarely tweets tech, and Paul Cotton who doesn’t tweet AFAIK)
- Matt May Adobe accessibility chap
- John Foliot "Unrepentant hardliner"; W3C accessibility task force (video) member
- Silvia Pfeiffer knows everything about HTML5 video
- Shelley Powers author and "WHATWG irritant"
- John Allsopp been Webbing for ever. No allegiance except to open Web.
- Manu Sporny invented RDFa
- Mattur is a UK-based hardline WHATWG-ite. Fights with Shelley and Foliot (when they’re not fighting each other)
- Mr Doob – Actionscripter turned
- Steve Faulkner is an accessibility consultant and The Go-To Man™ on how WAI-ARIA and HTML5 work together
- Jeremy Keith conference speaker extraordinaire
- Eric Meyer You know who he is.
- Estelle Weyl is a writer, focussing mostly on WebKit
- Richard Clark: HTML5 Doctor, and HTML5gallery.com
- Oli Studholme: HTML5 Doctor
- Mike Robinson: HTML5 Doctor
- Jack Osborne: HTML5 Doctor
- Tom Leadbetter: HTML5 Doctor
- Faruk Ateş created Modernizr. Worships Apple, otherwise sensible.
- Hakim El Hattab "tinker[s] with interactivity"
- Mathias Bynens is a Belgian front-end guy
- Kroc Camen Vaguely grumpy UK-based web development guy
- Mark Boas Italian-based mucker-abouter with audio
- Trygve Lie Norway-based front-end tinkerer
- HTML5 Douche has inherited MrLastWeek’s mantle
Here are people who are employed by browsers. It’s important that you know their affiliation, but they’re on my list because they speak their minds, not corporate press releases.
- Me – d’oh!
- Anne van Kesteren – standards know-all, WHATWG core member
- Lachlan Hunt – standards know-all, Spice Girls backing dancer
- Philip Jägenstedt – Core dev implementing audio and video
- Simon Pieters does QA for video and lots else
- Patrick Lauke is a thinker, loves to tinker and often tweets in German, Italian and French.
- Molly Holzschlag has been in the industry for ever, and bangs the open standards drum.
- Divya Manian worked on HTML5 Boilerplate and is from a design background.
- Shwetank Dixit comments on HTML5 and standards from an India-based perspective
- Daniel Davis tweets on HTML5 and standards in Japanese and English
- Vadim Makeev writes on HTML5 and standards in Russian
- Karl Dubost is a ex-W3C rive gauche intellectual. French tweets.
- Christian Heilmann is a golden-haired Web Standards adonis.
- Robert Nyman a is a no-haired Web Standards anubis
- Tantek contracts for Moz. He knows everything about Standards.
- Paul Rouget makes superduper demos. And tweets in French.
- Henri Sivonen is very active on the HTML5 Working Group.
- Paul Irish is a clever chap who makes nice demos, HTML5 Boilerplate, Modernizr etc
- Tab Atkins is very active on the HTML5 and CSS 3 Working Groups
- Michael Mahemoff
- Mark Pilgrim is a man of strong opinion
- Peter Beverloo tweets in Dutch and English
- Chris Wilson erstwhile IE team leader, now strangely silent at Google. Was co-chair of Working Group before HTML5 went Native.
- Sylvain Galineau "Browsers, web standards and proprietary fromage". Good fun.
- Eric Lawrence – "Program Manager on Internet Explorer since late 2004."
- Simon Fraser: occasional Web-related tweet. (Recommended by Paul Irish; I didn’t know of him but didn’t want the Apple category to be empty.)
If you’d like less babel and more curation, I heartily recommend following
- Dion Almaer curates lots of links
- Kazuhito Kidachi curates lots of good links. English and Japanese.
- Laura Carlson
Who am I missing? Let me know.