October 16, 2011

October 2011 Meeting Report

At the October meeting of the PACS CSS Workshop, we started looking closely at the new elements for web development that are now coming into play.

We started with a demo page of a display of the planets, and noted that it did not work in Internet Explorer. We then worked with the demo page from SitePoint that accompanies their book on HTML5 and CSS3. Among the interesting items are the new video tag, drag and drop interactivity, geolocation, columns for text, and CSS3 animations.

Next month we will get more basic and look at the new HTML5 structural tags that we can use now.

October 10, 2011

October 2011 Meeting Announcement -- New Web, New Tags

The next meeting of the PACS CSS Workshop will be Saturday, October 15, at our usual 9-10 hour.

Last month we introduced this season's topic -- HTML5 and CSS3. That may sound like two topics, but they are intertwined enough that we will be going back and forth between them, looking at the two as a combined set of technologies.

In September, we saw some examples of HTML5 already in use. This month, we will look at specific examples of the new HTML tags and CSS styles that are available. Time permitting, we will start on how to put these new options into effect now, even as they are still being developed by the standards-making bodies.

The rest of the day at PACS will be busy as well. Check the website for the schedule of web-related groups. Make a special note that Frank Stepanski will be returning this month to demo Drupal at the Web Design SIG meeting.

See you Saturday.