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NEPA BlogCon 2013 - HTML5/CSS3 for Bloggers

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HTML5/CSS3

Presented By: Jason Gaylord
Track: Technology
Session Format: Single Presenter Session
Description: HTML5 and CSS3 are extremely important with today’s web applications including blog engines. For over a decade, browser manufacturers had supported HTML standards but also emphasized vendor-specific markup. Across the industry there is a huge push towards web standards and feature detection. This includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and 3rd party plugins. Most modern web browsers support HTML video playback, photo capture, and semantic markup. In this session, you’ll learn why it’s important to ensure your blog engine supports the latest web standards. You’ll also learn what the semantic web means to search engines and why it will become increasingly popular with the most common blog engines. Finally, we’ll step through a few really cool examples of using the latest markup specs with the latest browsers.

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  • 1. HTML5 and CSS3 for Bloggers Jason N. Gaylord
  • 2. Why should you care about this stuff? Have you ever authored a blog post that you wanted more control over? Do you use a blog engine (or CMS), such as WordPress, Orchard, Drupal or others and would like to customize the theme?
  • 3. HTML is Born The Internet may have been created by Al Gore… (not actually true) But HTML was developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  • 4. Structured Markup HTML is a set of instructions that help a browser render content in a desired way. Generally speaking, those instructions begin with a less than sign < and end with a greater than sign >. In between the signs, you’ll find an instruction keyword called an HTML tag. All instructions can be written in full form such as <foo></ foo>. Notice that the ending tag contains a forward slash. This helps to indicate that it is a closing tag. Some tags can have nested tags and/or content such as <foo>bar</ foo>.
  • 5. Common Structure
  • 6. What’s New in HTML 5? New Semantic Elements (article, aside, audio, canvas, figure, footer, header, nav, video, section, etc.) New Attributes (i.e.: Textbox types for calendar, date, email, tel, time, url, etc.) New APIs (audio, video, graphics, history, location, Web Sockets, etc.) which should reduce the need for plug-ins (i.e.: Flash, Silverlight, etc.) and browserspecific implementations. Local (“offline”) storage
  • 7. CSS and What’s New in CSS3? Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow control over the style of the content. Style can be inline or in an external file that is referenced. The style follows cascading rules with the most general rules located at the top of the file (regardless of whether it is inline or external). So what’s new? A lot. New selectors, improved border and background capabilities, font capabilities, multi-column capabilities, 2D/3D transforms, page media, etc. Keep away from browser prefixes (i.e.: -moz, -webkit, -ms)
  • 8. Writing HTML DEMO. DEMO. DEMO. Downloads:  http://jasong.us/vs2013rc  http://jasong.us/WLWriter
  • 9. Questions
  • 10. Find Out More Twitter: @jgaylord W3C: w3.org Website: jasongaylord.com CSS Info: css3.info Email: jason@jasongaylord.com W3 Schools: w3schools.com Book: jasong.us/amzn-aspnet45 Modern Testing: modern.ie

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