HTML5 Workshop

A session at Industry Web Design & Development Conference

Tuesday 23rd April, 2013

9:00am to 5:00pm (GMT)

Tickets for this workshop are separate of a conference ticket, you can purchase a workshop ticket

Taking place on the 23rd April 2013 you can join John Allsopp for a full day workshop.

HTML5 is much more than a bunch of new semantic markup. In this full day workshop, John Allsopp takes you beyond the header and footer, to focus on some of the powerful, but surprisingly easy to use, features of the next generation of HTML (and related W3C technologies): UI features, offline capabilities, rich media, geolocation, accelerometers, and many more hidden gems.

John will also focus on important universal access issues like backwards compatibility, accessibility, device and browser support, to ensure your sites and apps work across the widest range of devices for as many people as possible.


This workshop is for anyone who is ready to start building apps using web technologies. The core focus is the features of HTML5, particularly DOM APIs, and what they enable, not JavaScript. So, if you are comfortable with CSS and HTML, you will be fine with this workshop.

However, we will cover aspects of the DOM, and there’ll be a little bit of JavaScript involved, but there’s no need to be a Ninja!


Just bring a laptop and the tools you use every day to work with HTML/CSS/JavaScript!


*In this in-depth hands on workshop, you’ll learn about and put into practice the key aspects you need to know about to start building apps with web technologies.

*New form elements, attributes and APIs for creating rich HTML5 application interfaces.
Features of HTML5 that allow applications and sites to still be usable when the user is offline, and to store data during a session, and between sessions.

*Learn how to include audio and video to be played natively in the browser, with fallbacks for older browsers.

*The ability to know where the user is, whether they’re using a mobile or desktop device can greatly improve the experiences we can create. Learn how you can locate and track your users using the W3C geolocation standard.

Accessing the accelerometer and gyroscope on a device, HTML5 and related W3C technologies are increasingly providing the sorts of goodies we’ve had to rely on jQuery, other JavaScript libraries, and plug-ins like Flash to provide. We’ll also be covering some of the well supported W3 standards that are making developers’ lives easier, and enabling new, standards based user experiences.

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Time 9:00am5:00pm GMT

Date Tue 23rd April 2013

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