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New Online Course in HTML5

Participants Will Learn to Simplify the Popular Technology

IRVINE, Calif. – December 7, 2010 – University of California, Irvine Extension announces the availability of a new eight-week online course titled, “Creating Web Applications with HTML5.” The course is designed to equip participants with an understanding of the HTML5 processes and the creation of web applications. With registration taking place now, instruction begins Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 and runs through March 13.

“This course offering continues UC Irvine Extension’s commitment to providing cutting edge learning and professional development for tomorrow’s information technology leaders,” says Melanie Mitchell, assistant director of business, management, and legal programs at UC Irvine Extension. “An increasing amount of today’s web content incorporates HTML processes, which are becoming essential to the creation of an engaging and user-friendly website. This course helps web development professionals obtain the expertise necessary for this expansive industry—especially for those seeking to expand their capabilities and better serve current or future employers.”

This course will provide students with the ability to build upon their prior knowledge of the HTML processes used to create Internet applications. Topics covered will include creating graphics and animations, embedding audio and video, providing offline storage and access, determining visitor’s locations, and the addition of semantic elements into a website. By the end of the course, participants will be able to create web applications using HTML5 and JavaScript APIs, in addition to understanding browser support for HTML capabilities and the use of Microformats on web pages.

Course instructor Kevin Hanegan is the author of four programming books: Building State-of-the-Art Web Pages, Custom CGI Scripting with Perl, Practical Guide to Curl, and Building Solutions with the DecisionSite Analytics Platform. He has worked for a variety of software companies, universities and corporate training centers as a course developer, trainer and consultant. Currently, Hanegan is the director of educational services for TIBCO Software.

“This HTML5 course will allow website developers, web masters and newcomers to create rich, feature-packed websites,” says Hanegan. “This easily accessible online course expands on the core features of HTML4, and provides capabilities for creating robust and rich internet applications.”

The course is an elective for the Web Design and Development Specialized Studies Program.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

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