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HTML5 for Web Designers

by Jeremy Keith

HTML5 is the most exciting thing to happen to markup in years. Jeremy Keith distils the most relevant parts of the daunting HTML5 specification into a day of hands-on discovery and exploration.

Discover the design principles that are informing the latest version of the web’s lingua franca. You’ll find out why HTML5 is more of an evolution than a revolution.

This workshop will help you get to grips with the new features in HTML5, from audio and video to more powerful forms and new structural elements. You’ll gain an understanding of the new semantics and get an insight into how new features should be used.

Focusing on the practicalities of using HTML5 today, this workshop will benefit any web designer who wants to stay up-to-date with the latest standards.

What will I learn?

  • The road from XHTML to HTML5.
  • Design principles of HTML5
  • Syntax: marking it up your way.
  • Shiny new JavaScript APIs.
  • Using audio and video.
  • Turbo-boosting your form fields.
  • Changes in semantics.
  • New structural elements.
  • The new outline algorithm.
  • Using ARIA roles with HTML5.
  • New content models.
  • Strategies for using HTML5 today.

Jeremy Keith

Jeremy is technical director at Clearleft. He wrote the books DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax and most recently HTML5 For Web Designers, but what he really wants to do is direct. His latest project is Huffduffer, a service for creating podcasts of found sounds. When he’s not making websites, Jeremy plays bouzouki in the band Salter Cane. His online home is

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