February 26, 2012

February 2012 Meeting Report

We resumed meeting in February, after a snowed-out January meeting.

First, we checked a NY Times experimental implementation of HTML5 for creating an interactive crossword puzzle.

After a review of the stylesheet and script that we use to enable reliable use of HTML5, we looked at the source of a couple of sites that use these techniques -- a WordPress site that uses the Twenty Ten theme, and our workshop blog on Google.

We also touched briefly on the script called Modernizr, which is an HTML5 shiv and more. We will get into that subject when we work with CSS3.

We concluded by pointing out that development of XHTML2 was cancelled by the W3C. We will have more to say about that next month.

February 11, 2012

February 2012 Meeting Announcement -- HTML5 - What Happened to the "X"?

In December, before the snow hit, we looked at browser behavior to see how the new HTML5 structural tags can be made to work in legacy browsers. This month, we will work on more aspects of this new standard and see how it will make the job of a web developer simpler. In the process, we will consider whatever happened to XHTML.