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New Meetup: HTML 5 and CSS 3

From: evolver
Sent on: Monday, March 8, 2010 9:06 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The WNC Web Technology Network!

What: HTML 5 and CSS 3

When: Wednesday, March 24,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
The Tink Tank
33 Carolina Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 549-TINK [8465]

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO VOLUNTEERS TO PRESENT AT THIS MEETUP, ONE FOR CSS3 AND ONE FOR HTML5. PLEASE CONTACT STEFFI IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

Because the W3C is in their fourth working draft as of March 2010 for HTML5 we think it is time we cover what it entails for the next generation of webpages. HTML5.org explains it as "HTML5 is a new version of HTML and XHTML. The HTML5 draft specification defines a single language that can be written in HTML and XML. It attempts to solve issues found in previous iterations of HTML and addresses the needs of Web Applications, an area previously not adequately covered by HTML." HTML5 has come about in part due to the WHATWG, the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group, who is a growing community of people interested in evolving the Web and focuses primarily on the development of HTML and APIs needed for Web applications. The WHATWG was founded by individuals of Apple, the Mozilla Foundation, and Opera Software in 2004, after a W3C workshop. Apple, Mozilla and Opera were becoming increasingly concerned about the W3C?s direction with XHTML, lack of interest in HTML and apparent disregard for the needs of real-world authors. So, in response, these organisations set out with a mission to address these concerns and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group was born.

Also, CSS3 is in the works but no module has reached recommendation status at this point so if we review CSS3 it will be more like a preview than a finished version. More info on CSS3 can be found here: http://www.css3.info/preview/

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/wncwebtech/calendar/12815832/

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