Three For Five - Functional HTML5 & CSS3 for Designers & Developers

Javascript & HTML5, Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 251
Average rating: **...
(2.69, 13 ratings)

Attendee prerequisites for this tutorial are listed below.

We’ve all heard about HTML5 & CSS3, but do we know how to effectively apply all of the new properties and features to our websites? In this tutorial, practical application is the name of the game. We’ll cut through the theory and show you how to design and build functional websites using the newest HTML5 tags and CSS3 properties.

We’ll review all of the new tags and properties, cover browser compatibility, talk about real fonts, and check up on design best practices. Practically, using our case-study website built specifically for this tutorial, we’ll go through each of the major new features in HTML5 and CSS3, and provide real-world application exercises at the end of each lesson.

What we’ll cover:

  1. HTML5 – New Tags on the Block
  2. CSS3 – Pretty in #EC008C (and all that other style stuff)
  3. Header & Navigation
  4. Content
  5. Forms & Footer

If you’re a designer or a developer looking for real-world, functional tools to help you build better things on the web, this is the workshop for you.


  1. You’ll need to have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  2. You’ll need to bring your own laptop
  3. You’ll need to run a browser that is not Internet Explorer. ;) (latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome are fine)

QUESTIONS for the speaker?: Use the “Leave a Comment or Question” section at the bottom to address them.

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Jason VanLue

Envy Labs

Jason is a designer, husband, and father. He’s Design Lead at Envy Labs, a leading web development firm in Orlando, FL, edits Branding Matters a popular blog on branding and design, and is Chief Brewmeister at Brewwd which combines great design with great beer. He’s also a self-proclaimed craft beer snob, and a borderline crazy UNC Tarheel fan.

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Gauthier de Valensart
08/15/2011 7:54pm PDT

Is there any way to get your Oscon 2011 presentation slides?

Thank you

Paul Schilling
08/02/2011 2:56pm PDT

It was good to see what HTML5 and CSS3 can do since I really haven’t done much with them yet but just taking an online course made it feel like it was more of a sales pitch than a real tutorial. Also having the site go down over and over wasn’t good.