About This Course

HTML5 is the fifth revision and newest version of the HTML standard. It offers new features that provide not only rich media support (video/audio), but also enhanced support for creating interactive web applications. This includes things like data storage, form validation, and improved element semantics.

The HTML5 Quick Start training course will help experienced front-end developers adopt HTML5 quickly. This HTML5 training covers all parts of correctly setting up an HTML5 document, using new features like web storage and the canvas, validating user form data, and utilizing new JavaScript APIs within HTML5.

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This is a two-day, hands-on course.

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What Happy Developers Say

The instructor did a good job of adjusting content to meet different skill levels.
Developer, Intuit
The instructor was very knowledgeable, making it easy to ask questions and provided good conversation about the topic at hand.
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The instructor demonstrated strong broad knowledge as well as technical in-depth when appropriate
Engineer, Starbucks
I liked that we could determine what to learn, no time was wasted.
Javascript Developer, RetailMeNot
I had trouble understanding a certain concept, and told the instructor that I just didn't get it. While the class was busy with an exercise, he sat down with me, gave me material to read, and made sure I understood it before I moved on. I really appreciated that.
JavaScript Developer, PayPal
The instructor has a great attitude and pacing. Amazing how much he knows about JS!
Junior JavaScript Developer, Macy's


  • Differentiate between the core differences between older versions of HTML and XHTML and HTML5.
  • Convert 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 features and how to avoid problems between browsers.


Front-end web developers with prior HTML experience.

Course Outline

  • 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
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Instructors Who Teach This Course



Elias Carlston has 20 years’ experience as a software engineer, from lean startups to large enterprises. Having great mentors early on showed Elias the value of sharing knowledge, and he enthusiastically embraces the opportunity to give back to the community through teaching. Beginning his career as a data analyst for a large non-profit clinic, he soon became a full stack developer. First, at ... read more



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 f... read more



Eric is a professional trainer and software developer who loves learning new things, sharing what he learns, and helping clients to solve business problems. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the Virginia Military Institute, and numerous software certifications to include the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer certification.

Eric has extensive experience providing customized trai... read more



Eve has been focused on web and curriculum development since college, where she studied user interface design and usability. Since then, she has consulted as a project manager and coder to deliver interactive web applications, from e-Learning portals to mobile apps.

Well-versed in HTML5, CSS3 and other front-end technologies, Eve has lent her interface and training skills to the redesign of ... read more



Kito D. Mann is the Principal Consultant at Virtua, Inc., specializing in enterprise application architecture, training, development, and mentoring with JavaServer Faces, HTML5, Web Components, portlets, Liferay, and Java EE technologies. He is also the editor-in-chief of JSFCentral.com (www.jsfcentral.com), co-host of the Enterprise Java Newscast (https://www.enterprisejavanews.com), and the a... read more

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