HTML5 and CSS3 for GIS Web Developers
In this course we give you a first look at some of the exciting new features being promised by the new standard and how these might affect web developers in general and GIS web developers in particular. We ask what is HTML5? What can/should I be using now? How will it affect my HTML4-based web applications? Then we embark on a guided tour of the main features including semantic markup, the new audio/video tags and what will be deprecated. We also take an in-depth look the various APIs such as the Canvas API for drawing directly in the browser (no plugin required) and the Geolocation API for location awareness.
Can you believe the hype? Can you take advantage of some of these new features now without alienating your users with older browsers? Join us to find out!
- Fast and responsive
- Universal front end
- Tablets, phones, and devices
- Offline support and app stores
- Industry momentum
- Module 1: Introduction to HTML5
- Module 2: New, Updated and Deprecated Elements
- Module 3: The Canvas API
- Module 4: The Geolocation API
- Module 5: Forms, Local Storage, Drag and Drop
- Module 6: CSS3 Quick Start
GISCI Education Credit: 40 hours
Online - Virtual GIS Classroom
None currently scheduled
We offer the option of purchasing bound hard copies of the lecture notes for this course as well. Course notes are delivered by regular mail service within 5-7 days of purchase. (U.S. and Canada only). We do provide all course notes in PDF format inside the course website so you can print your own lecture notes as well.
Course Notes: $50.00
Purchase by Email, Fax, Regular Mail
This is an instructor assisted course taught in a Virtual GIS Classroom using the same technologies implemented by colleges and universities around the world to deliver Internet based courses. Our new Virtual GIS Classroom blends the best of instructor led and e-learning formats into a new instructor led web based format that allows for interactivity between the instructor and student, and between students. The Virtual GIS Classroom Internet platform has the following features for each course:
- Audio and video lectures
- Video software demonstrations
- Supporting exercises and data
- Class forums and chats
- Supplemental reading materials
- Much more!
Web Browser, Text Editor such as jEdit or Notepad++
Who Should Attend?
This course is geared toward all levels of GIS professionals who need to create Rich Internet GIS Applications. No programming experience is necessary though it is helpful to have some knowledge and or experience of programming concepts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have ArcGIS Server installed at my workplace or home?
No, you do not need to have ArcGIS Server installed at your workplace or at home. We will be accessing a publicly available instance of ArcGIS Server. You do need access to the Internet and it is highly recommended that you have a high-speed connection.
What software do I need to purchase for the course?
You don’t need to purchase any software. As I mentioned above, we will be accessing a publicly available instance of ArcGIS Server. You will need a text or HTML editor. I recommend jEdit or Notepad++, but you can use whatever editor you are comfortable using.
Are there any particular times when I need to be present in the class?
No, this course is completely self paced and we typically have people from around the world in classes of this type so we don’t have a specific time period when you need to be present. These classes are designed for individuals who need high level training, but on a flexible schedule. The course is open through a secure server 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What happens if I don’t finish in the allotted time?
Although the course is scheduled to finish within a 5 week timeframe you do have access to the course site for a full year which allows for ample time to finish the courses and review as necessary.
How will I interact with the instructor if I have questions or problems?
You will have access to the course instructor through chat, email, discussion boards, and phone. Our policy is to answer all questions within 24 hours, but during weekdays we normally respond within an hour. You can also schedule one on one chat sessions for private interaction with the instructor.
In what format is the course delivered?
The course is delivered through a secure Internet site that requires registration. All lectures are delivered via a Flash format that contains both audio and video lecture materials. Exercises are delivered though the course site in Adobe (PDF) format. All exercises access data through the Internet.
What will I receive upon completion of the course?
Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion which can be used for education credits toward your GISP certification through GISCI.
Do I need programming experience to complete the course?
Do I receive any hardcopy materials?
Hard copies of the lecture notes can be purchased. You can also print your own through the pdf files located inside the classroom.