Introduction to HTML5

A presentation at WebVisions Portland 2011 in in Portland, OR, USA by Scott Vandehey

HTML5 is ready to use today, and Scott Vandehey can show you how to use it in your site. During this session, you will learn the answer to these questions:

  • What is HTML5?
  • What features does it offer me?
  • How do I set up my themes to use it?
  • How well supported is it?

By the end, you will see that converting your site to HTML5 can offer you real benefits, and will position you to easily take advantage of new features as they become available. With its focus on graceful degradation, there’s no reason to delay. Learn how HTML5 can help you!

This session is intended for beginner to intermediate level front-end developers and designers. You should have a healthy interest in markup.

We will be introducing some of the new elements, such as Article, Section, and Video, but not the new APIs like drag-and-drop or geolocation.