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

Course Modules

  • Introduction to HTML5
  • New, Updated, and Deprecated Elements
  • The Canvas API
  • The Geolocation API
  • Forms, Local Storage, Drag and Drop
  • CSS3 Quick Start
  • Integrating HTML5 with the ArcGIS Server API for JavaScript

8 GISP Credit Hours

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Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform. You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course. All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace. The same applies to the exercise. The course does not have an expiration date.

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Michael PhilpCity of Springville, UT
"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
Brandon Clark
Brandon ClarkAlabama Power
Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style
Joseph Monti
Joseph Monti
Definitely got me "over the hump" of being able to grasp Python.
Chris Hickin
Chris HickinNYC Fire Dept
"These courses are great. I am so pressed for time this is the only way I can acquire extra skills these days. Thank you Eric for all your hard work!" -- Chris Hickin (NYC Fire Dept.)
Jason Warzinik
Jason WarzinikBoone County, MO
"I have attended a number of instructor lead  training courses offered by ESRI, which are great in their own right, but the Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API course gets much more in-depth than they often do.  I really liked the recommended reading, they helped expand the terms being covered in lecture to concrete examples that could be related back to my work more directly instead of just having the lecture and exercises alone.  I learned a lot andwill recommend this and other GeoSpatial Training courses to the GIS'ers I know. Thanks for putting this course together and offering it ...
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Kyle LockhartEscambia County, FL
"I thought the course was very organized. The style of presentation and the lesson format worked well together. It made the informationeasy to understand."  -- Kyle Lockhart (Escambia County, FL)
Aleeta Zeller
Aleeta ZellerChattanooga RPA
Class was well organized, well paced and I learned a lot
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Chris PollardDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
"Very informative and knowledgeable course. It help determine which direction I should take my further GIS and web programming skills." -- Chris Pollard (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
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Pal Herman Sund
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"I strongly and highly recommend it" -- Matt Gubitosa, U.S. EPA

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