December 13, 2012
The latest version of HTML is not completely standardized yet, but there are parts that are available in the latest version of browsers. There are many new elements, including those that provide more semantic meaning to common elements (like header, footer, etc). A new can be used for drawing, while the and provide new multimedia capabilities. New input types are utilized by devices to provide context sensitive keyboards and improved usability. The new application caching and web storage provide the capability for disconnected web sites for smartphones and tablets. Learn about support for HTML 5 in major browsers, and see how Modernizr can provide feature detection and smooth fallbacks via various polyfills.
What will CSS 3 provide for advanced styling of web pages? Review what current browser support is for CSS 3, and learn how to provide support in older browsers. Learn about vendor prefixes, why they are used, and a strategy for utilize them while preparing for the future standardized versions. See new features such as rounded corners, opacity, rgba, web fonts, transitions, transforms, box shadows, multiple background images, and much more. Discover how media queries have been expanded to provide a foundation for responsive web design.
Robert Boedigheimer works for Schwans Shared Services, LLC providing business solutions with web technologies and leads Robert Boedigheimer Consulting, LLC. Robert has been designing and developing web sites for the past 17 years including the early days of ASP and ASP.NET. He is a columnist for aspalliance.com, a Pluralsight Author, an ASP.NET MVP, an author, and a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Robert has spoken at industry conferences including VSLive, Heartland Developers Conference, DevLink, DevTeach, Tulsa Tech Fest, DevWeek, DevReach, SDC, TechEd, DevConnections, AJAXWorld, and numerous national and international events.