Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday May 14--Steve Bodnar on HTML5

Our next meeting is next Tuesday, May 14 at 7 PM. We’ll supply dinner for the group starting at 6:30 PM. If you’re planning to join us for dinner, please send an email to tamar@tamargranor.com, so we buy enough food.

Our speaker is Steve Bodnar and his topic is HTML 5.

Bio: Steve Bodnar is the President of Geeks and Gurus, Inc., a software development company with offices in Detroit, MI, Kalamazoo, MI and Colorado Springs, CO.

Steve started developing FoxPro applications with FoxPro for DOS 2.0. He actively develops VFP line of business applications as well as websites using Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC and jQuery. Steve was one of the founding members of the Detroit Area FoxPro Users Group and has attended Fox conferences as often as possible since the early 1990's.

Steve has spoken at VFP conferences and user groups in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, Toledo, Milwaukee, Sacramento and Atlanta. He's also spoken at .NET user groups, Code Camps and conferences in Grand Rapids, Raleigh, Richmond, Roanoke, Northern Virginia, Chattanooga, Philadelphia, Knoxville and The Wisconsin Dells.

Geeks and Gurus develops line of business applications and websites for small and medium sized organizations. We deliver solutions based on Microsoft technologies such as Visual FoxPro, SQL Server and .NET.

You can learn more about Steve and Geek and Gurus at http://www.geeksandgurus.com.

Abstract: There is a lot of confusion and hype surrounding HTML5. The confusion is because the HTML5 standard isn't scheduled to reach "full recommendation status" until 2022! Yet we're seeing it in all the latest browser for both desktops and mobile devices. (Of course, they don't all implement HTML5 exactly the same as the others!) The hype comes with all the new features available to us today.

In this session, we'll take a look at the timeline and discuss what it means to us - specifically why we shouldn't wait until 2022 to start using HTML5.

We'll dive into several of the new HTML5 features and look at examples of how these things are to be implemented into our websites. We'll look at the new semantic HTML (new tags such as
); video and audio; Canvas; geolocation; inline elements (,