If you’ve visited the video2brain site recently, you may have noticed that we have some great new web development titles, including three new courses on HTML5. I’m the acquisitions editor and producer for these courses, and I’m really excited to be able to tell you about them because they not only teach you the ins and outs of HTML5, they also provide you with the opportunity to build real-world HTML5 programs with the instructor. So whether you’re a graphic artist or up-and-coming web developer, our new series on HTML5 is a great place to learn the basics and then hone your HTML5 skills.
The series begins with Core HTML5 and CSS3 Web Development, in which developer, consultant, and trainer Andy Olsen introduces you to HTML5. In this course you’ll learn why HTML 5 is such a powerful web development solution, exploring features like semantic tags, the new selector API form input controls, improved accessibility, and much more. You’ll also learn how to integrate HTML5 with CSS3 so you can explore transformers, selectors, and web fonts and create effects like drop shadows and rounded corners, as shown in this free video from the course:
Andy followed up with the recently released HTML5 Power Workshop, where you can explore how to create sophisticated web applications with HTML5’s new APIs. This is where the fun really starts as you walk through creating scripts that use geolocation and get your feet wet creating your first mobile development site. You’ll also learn all about web sockets, Web SQL, and web workers so you can really get to work creating more complex and powerful web applications with HTML5. In this free video, Andy shows you how to implement an HTML5 mobile user interface using jQuery Mobile:
To complete the series, Andy recorded the upcoming Dynamic HTML5 Programming Workshop. This new course will not only round out your HTML5 IQ, it will provide you with the opportunity to do some really fun stuff with your newfound knowledge. You will learn to play audio and video in your browser without the aid of plug-ins and explore how to create really fantastic graphics using the canvas element and scalable vector graphics (SVG). Andy will also walk you through the ins and outs web storage and data management, and you’ll get the chance to do what you’ve always wanted: create a real game using HTML5 and CSS3.
As you’ll see, HTML5 is a truly powerful way to create web applications. But more than that, it’s fun! I hope you enjoy these new courses.