Mat Marquis

While not making fast, accessible, responsive websites at Bocoup, Mat “Wilto” Marquis is a carpenter, boxer, wannabe French chef and British motorcycle mechanic, and absolutely terrible Mega Man 2 speed-runner.

As Chair of the Responsive Issues Community Group, Mat spearheaded the effort to add native “responsive image” solutions to the HTML5 specification, later going on to facilitate browser implementations and oversee the addition of native responsive image techniques to major CMSes. A former editor at A List Apart and former member of the jQuery team, Mat is now a frequent An Event Apart speaker, and recently had the honor of appearing in the film What Comes Next is the Future.

He recently published his first book, JavaScript for Web Designers, with A Book Apart.

He keeps busy.

  1. Fairytale of new Promise

    Mat Marquis

    Mat Marquis puts on some festive tunes before recounting the tale of asynchronous JavaScript. Promises offer a robust way of structuring your code to avoid event-driven disasters of visitor-vexing jankiness. Don’t be stuck in queues this Christmas. You might miss the main event.