LITA offering Web course in March

For Immediate Release
Thu, 02/28/2013

Contact:

Melissa Prentice
Programs & Marketing Specialist
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
800-545-2433 ext.4268
mprentice@ala.org

CHICAGO — Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, is now available, announced the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Geolocation, native video, offline storage, semantic markup elements, responsive Web design, canvas elements, voice input, drag and drop, opacity, gradients… HTML5 (a generic term that includes new HTML tags, enhanced CSS styles/behaviors and new Javascript APIs) have been released and are changing the way Web developers work. With wide support in mobile browsers and the latest browser releases from Google and Firefox, HTML5 is poised to be the technology that will help build the next version of the Web.

Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5 will consist of four live lectures held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central time on March 4, 6, 8 and 11,  with additional self-paced modules in Moodle; lectures will also be recorded and posted to the course Moodle site. Participants will examine the trends and enhancements that HTML5,  CSS3 and the new Javascript APIs enable, talk through the specifics of implementation and work through building a prototype HTML5 application.