Migrating to HTML5

The Migrating to HTML5 training course teaches existing front-end developers how to quickly adopt HTML5 and migrate existing web applications to HTML5.

The Migrating to HTML5 course can be combined with the Migrating to CSS3 to provide a more comprehensive look at how to migrate to more modern web development techniques. 

Course Summary

Learn how to update current web solutions to support and leverage HTML5.
Existing front-end developers wanting to adopt HTML5.
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Learning Style: 

Seminars are highly-focused, lecture-heavy, half-day to multi-day learning events. Seminars are a great way to create an awareness level of knowledge for a large number of concepts, in a short period of time. Think wide (breadth) and thin (depth).

Seminar help
2 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Understand the core differences between older versions of HTML and XHTML and HTML5
  • Convert your your older HTML/XHTML pages into HTML5
  • Leverage the new JavaScript APIs in HTML5
  • Describe the limits between the browsers when it comes to the latest and greatest and how to avoid problems between browsers

What You'll Learn

In the Migrating to HTML5 training course you’ll learn:

  • Web Development Basics
    • Brief HTML history
    • What’s HTML5?
    • Where is HTML headed and what’s on the horizon?
  • Updating your Webpages: DOCTYPES, Required Tags, and Major Shifts
  • HTML5’s JavaScript APIs: What’s New and What’s Not?
    • What can HTML5 + JavaScript do for you?
    • The Canvas Tag
    • The Video Tag
    • The Audio Tag
    • Geolocation
    • Local Storage
    • Web Workers
    • CSS3: Simple Animations and Transitions
    • “Old School” techniques – what’s now out of date?
    • “New School” techniques – what’s fresh?
  • How They Work: HTML5’s JavaScript APIs
    • Live examples and code to make the new HTML5 APIs shine
  • Semantic Layouts vs Div-Based Layouts
    • The new Semantic layout tags and how they’re used
    • Why Semantic-based layout works and can boost your SEO
  • Browser Limitations
    • Cross-browser compatibility and considerations

Meet Your Instructor


Eric is a consultant, a trainer, and a passionate programmer. For the past 15 years, he’s been building applications in a wide variety of industries, from structural engineering to video editing to currency trading. Growing up professionally in the world of .NET, Eric has an extensive background in C#, ASP MVC, and SQL Server with a variety of Microsoft certifications.

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Alex began writing code as an eight year old on his first computer, a Tandy TRS-80. In 1995, Alex developed his first website and has been hooked ever since. He went on to study Computer Science at Georgetown University, followed by working as a government consultant and classroom instructor in the Washington, D.C.-area.

Alex has spent his entire career developing web applications that work in the browser, and teaching web development technologies. He has developed several large-...

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Brian has been building and marketing web applications for more than 10 years. Brian embeds real world examples into every course, and has a knack for explaining the “why,” so students develop a deep level of understanding about a programming language and why businesses are using it today. Brian’s entrepreneurial enthusiasm has lead him to learn over a dozen open source frameworks to leverage for both his business’ and client’s needs. Specializing in WordPress, BigCommerce and...

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Craig recently released the book, The JavaScript Framework Guide: AngularJS, Backbone, and Ember. Craig has been a guest on the Hanselminutes and JavaScript Jabber podcasts. He’s an avid blogger, and several of his articles have been published in Peter Cooper’s poplular “JavaScript Weekly” newsletter. He also has his own podcast, “The Front-End Developer’s Cast”.

Craig has been a developer for over 15 years at startups, enterprises, and as a consultant. During...

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Kamren has a love of all things front-end and has enjoyed bringing his 10+ years of web development experience into each class he teaches. Recently Kamren has been working with a leading insurance company as a senior developer of front-end architecture and mobile web application design. He was instrumental in shaping their front-end development team and leading the company into single page application development. Before that, Kamren had the privilege of being the first Sun Certified Ajax instructor. And a few years...

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Jeremy is a senior software engineer with over 15 years experience building websites and applications. He develops mobile apps with Ionic, crafts user interfaces with AngularJS, and builds web-service layers with Node.js.

He has a passion for open source and is the author of Ionic in Action and coauthor of Angular 2 in Action. He lives in Texas with his wife and daughter, and when he isn’t coding, you can find him brewing beer.

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In an increasingly web-driven world, Peter believes that the way the web is evolving is important.

A frequent speaker at tech meetups, he has spoken on topics such as Node.js, the HTML5 Audio API, WebRTC and Web Components. He started a Meetup group for participants to discuss new and upcoming web technologies, and recently wrote and taught a series of workshops on JavaScript and related web technologies.

Having started programming at age 10, Peter started a technology-led...

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