HTML5 Now: The Future of Web Markup Today (Part 1 of 2)
This two-part, full-day workshop focuses on HTML5 and why it is becoming more important to understand, and even put to use. As the open standard for web applications, HTML5 takes markup to a new level, requiring web developers and designers to re-examine the way they've worked in the past, and will be working in days and months to come. Presented by Molly E. Holzschlag, Web Standards advocate, evangelist, and developer relations team member at Opera Software, the day helps demystify HTML5 as well as provide actual insight into how to begin using aspects of the language today. This morning portion of the workshop focuses on: the history and evolution of markup, why XHTML has been set aside in favor of HTML5, what role HTML5 plays in the role of sites and applications, demystifying aspects of HTML5 and clarifying its purpose and usage, providing insight into both the HTML and XML notation methods in HTML5, and a range of demos of HTML5 in action in a variety of web browsers.