The Onion & Oklahoman join SND STL for a session on building HTML5-based apps

The next session will offer insight into emerging platforms that are allowing content organizations to design and code their applications for mobile, tablets and even TV!

Building in HTML5 and Bypassing Native Apps

Sometimes collectively referred to as “HTML5,” a set of new tools, frameworks and standards are emerging based on the new HTML5 language standard, which allow content creators and developers to create apps outside of using native programming languages. This session will focus on the technological, design and business benefits and weaknesses for this potent programming platform and how it can be best used for content creators.

Alan Herzberger of The Oklahoman joins us for SND STL

Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman for 14 years, focusing on the online products for the past 11 years.

Michael Wnuk from The Onion speaks at SND STL about HTML5 apps

Michael Wnuk

Michael Wnuk has built websites for over 10 years. He studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While attending, he landed his first web development job working part time for the University. Up until a year ago, he worked as a freelancer on projects for Motorola, Marriott, Jones Lang LaSalle & The Alzheimers Association. In the past year at The Onion, Mike built The Onion iPad app and Google TV app. Both were written using the latest and greatest html5 features. He is currently working on additional html5 apps for The Onion and A.V. Club targeting iOS and Android devices.


This session will be held in partnership with the RJI Digital Publishing Alliance partnership for SND STL. Read more about the partnership or check out the other sessions from the mobile and tablet track.

Learn more about the Digital Publishing Alliance:

The Digital Publishing Alliance (DPA) is a member-supported initiative of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Its mission is to bring together leaders and innovators from forward-thinking organizations to pursue new strategies, digital content products and business models for publishing and journalism, with an emphasis on news applications for media tablets and e-readers.


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