Take Your Markup to Eleven

HTML5 Denver Users Group
Tue, 24 May 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Lakewood, US

6:00 - 7:00: Sexy Forms with CSS3

7:00 - 7:30: Food fight

7:30 - 9:00: Take Your Markup to Eleven

6:00 - 7:00: Sexy Forms with CSS3

In this session, front end developer Jason Nakai will demonstrate  some of the latest techniques to add a little CSS3 awesome sauce to your login forms:

  • Round-corners
  • Gradients
  • Multiple backgrounds
  • Box shadow
  • Text shadow
  • Transitions

This step-by-step presentation will get you ready to start using these techniques in your own projects.


7:30 - 9:00: Take Your Markup to Eleven

HTML. The foundation of almost every single web site and, yet, one of the most overlooked languages.

It has the power to make your sites more accessible. To help search engines find your site. To make your content sharable and syndicatable. It even has the power to save you time and money.

But, of course, not just any HTML can do all this. Your HTML has to be one louder.

Renown markup expert Emily Lewis, will show you how to take your markup to eleven with these advanced HTML techniques:

  • Designing pages efficiently with semantic markup
  • Deciding what parts of HTML5 work for you
  • Structuring page layout with new HTML5 semantic elements
  • Adding more meaning with microformats (and take a peek at HTML5's microdata)
  • Implementing forward-thinking accessibility with WAI-ARIA

You'll see practical examples and learn best practices, so you can immediately start writing markup that goes to 11. And yes, there will be more Spinal Tap references.


About Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis is a freelance web designer of the standardista variety, which means she gets excited about things like valid POSH, microformats and accessibility. As part of her ongoing quest to spread good word about standards, she writes about web design on her blog, A Blog Not Limited, and is a contributing writer for ScriptJunkie.net magazine and MIX Online. She's also the author of Microformats Made Simple.

Emily is also passionate about community building and knowledge sharing, which is why she co-founded and co-manages Webuquerque, as well as the local Duke City Tech podcast. She is also an instructor for UNMCE's web design certification program, and speaks at conferences all over the country, including InControl, Voices That Matter and SXSW.


About Jason Nakai

Jason is a freelance web designer and developer (a designeloper) specializing in streaming media and interactive learning objects. He began his career working with the US Army as a multimedia illustrator, where he developed interactive media and educational software.

In the 10 years since then, Jason has worn many different designeloper hats, but his main interest still lies in educating through technology and the use of rich media. He's also a firm believer and knowledge sharing, which is why he's been an active member of the New Mexico Adobe User Groups for many years, and currently co-manages Webuquerque.

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