Thursday, September 8, 2011

Netflix WebKit-Based UI for TV Devices

This is Matt McCarthy and Kim Trott, device UI engineering managers at Netflix. Our teams use WebKit, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 to build user interfaces that are delivered to millions of Netflix customers on game consoles, Blu-ray players, and Internet-connected TVs.

We recently spoke at OSCON 2011 about how Netflix develops these user interfaces. We talked about:
  • How we use web technologies to support rapid innovation
  • How we architect our UIs to enable vast variation
  • Strategies to improve performance and take advantage of game consoles’ muscle while still running well on limited hardware
We wanted to share our learnings with a broader audience, so we've posted our slide deck. Hopefully, you'll find it interesting, or (better yet) useful.

Netflix Webkit-Based UI for TV Devices: PowerPoint 2010 | PDF | Slideshare