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What’s New in HTML & CSS: Gradients, Transitions, Animations & More

[This class has been remvoed from our schedule, as the new elements of HTML5 & CSS3 have been absorbed into our Web Development Levels 1 & 2 classes, as well as our Mobile & Responsive class.] 

HTML5 offers semantic ease-of-coding, and other powerful features. Similarly, CSS3 offers us more sophisticated properties and elegant solutions for styling and even animating elements.

Learn how to better structure your page content with semantic elements, how to include native audio and video content, and how to implement client-side validation of forms without JavaScript. Create drop shadows, text shadows, rounded corners, semi-transparent elements, and gradient backgrounds purely with CSS. New CSS Transforms, CSS Transitions, and CSS Keyframes let you produce simple animated effects without JavaScript or Flash (we don’t cover full-blown ad banner style animation in this class though).

This advanced level course is ideal for people who have experience coding webpages but want to update their HTML and CSS skills and learn current best practices. Knowledge equivalent to our Web Development Level 2 class is highly recommended, as is some experience with hand coding.

  • Flow text between columns, and create reflections with CSS3.

  • Use new HTML5 form tag elements to automatically add client-side validation without JavaScript.

  • Create beautiful pages with multiple backgrounds.

  • Learn when and how to use native HTML5 video tags with appropriate fallbacks.

  • HTML5 adds many new semantic tags to help keep your content organized.

Upcoming Classes

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Price: $650 Click for Discounts

  • 12 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

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Section 1
Intro to HTML5 Semantic Elements


  • HTML5’s Streamlined Doctype
  • The Outline Algorithm
  • The Header, Nav, Aside & Footer Elements
  • Article vs. Section
  • The Main Element
  • Figure & Figcaption
  • Validation
Styling the New Elements


  • The Simplified Style Tag
  • The Child Selector
HTML5 Enabling Script (Shiv)


  • X-UA-Compatible Meta Tag
  • Using the HTML5 Enabling Script (Shiv) for Internet Explorer
  • Setting New Semantic Elements’ Display to Block

Section 2
Setting up SolarFlare


  • HTML5 Sectioning Overview
  • Using the HTML5 Boilerplate
  • Using Divs for Presentation
Getting Started with CSS3


  • Rounded Corners with Border-Radius
  • Drop Shadows with Box-Shadow
  • The CSS3 Gradient Stack
  • Using the IE Filter for Gradients
CSS3 Multiple Backgrounds


  • Working with Multiple Backgrounds
  • Combining Gradients with Multiple Backgrounds
  • Using the HTML5 Boilerplate Class .oldie
Using the RGBA Color Model & Modernizr


  • Using RGBA for Backgrounds
  • Using Modernizr
Section 3
RGBA for Gradients & Shadows


  • RGBA for Gradients
  • RGBA for Box Shadow & Text Shadow
CSS Opacity Rollovers


  • Setting the Opacity of Elements
  • Changing Opacity on Hover
  • Refining Styles for Navigation
CSS Transitions


  • Transition-Property
  • Transition-Duration
  • Transition Shorthand & the Transition Stack
CSS Transforms & Transitions


  • The Scale Transform
  • The Rotation Transform
  • Modifying the Transform Origin
  • Transitioning Transforms
CSS Animations Using @Keyframe


  • Using CSS @Keyframes
  • Animation-Name
  • Animation-Duration
  • Animation-Timing-Function
  • Hail, Ceaser! A CSS Easing Animation Tool
Section 4
HTML5 Forms


  • The Placeholder Attribute
  • The Required Attribute
  • New Input Types: Email
  • Using Attribute Selectors
  • The Pattern Attribute & Regular Expressions
  • Client Side Validation—No JavaScript Necessary
Adding Rich Media: Audio


  • The Audio Element
  • Autoplay & Controls
  • The Source Attribute
  • MP3 vs. Ogg Vorbis
  • Using a JavaScript Polyfill for IE 8
Adding Rich Media: Video


  • The Video Element
  • Autoplay & Controls
  • The Source Attribute
  • Theora Video vs. H.264 Encoding
  • Using a JavaScript Polyfill for IE 8