IP491W14A HTML5 2: The Semantic Web – Session One Notes

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Learning Cycle

Can you see how this applies to what you are doing before our sessions and while we are together?

Please reply with a comment about our first session.

Highlights / Metacognition

  • What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
  • What did you learn from that?
  • What will you do with that knowledge?

Questions?

  • Now that we’ve had our first session, what do you want to know?
  • What could we have done better?

If you spot a question from someone else and you can answer it – please do.

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12 thoughts on “IP491W14A HTML5 2: The Semantic Web – Session One Notes

  1. Liz Gosselin says:

    •What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    A lot of history behind HTML5. Not as recent as I thought.
    Learned about shivs/shims

    •What did you learn from that?
    Some neat new features, such as canvas.

    •What will you do with that knowledge?
    Hopefully apply that to an assignment soon.

    • JimUBC says:

      Hi Liz,
      Canvas is non-trivial at the very least, and we will talk about it in more detail in a couple of weeks, but it won’t be the centre of an assignment. You have to be fluent in JavaScript to do much with it at this stage in the game.

      The good news is that tonight we will be working with some of the major semantic (sectioning) elements and you will be able to use this in an assignment (and real-life) situations going forward.

  2. Carmen says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Learning about the different tools you can use to make HTML 5 and CSS work in different browsers. The history of HTML was also interesting.

    What did you learn from that?
    I learned about the Eric Meyer CSS reset and modernizr.
    Also like Liz, I didn’t realize HTML 5 had been in the works for that long, and I learned that HTML itself hasn’t been around for that long.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Keep these things in mind for potential web design projects.

  3. dangminer says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Learning of the existence of microdata. I’d like to do some digging and learn more about this.
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Do some research and see how it’s used so that I can see about using it for myself.
    Now that we’ve had our first session, what do you want to know?
    I’m interested in finding out more about HTML5 to see if there’s more things that I will want to learn about.
    What could we have done better?
    Good so far.

  4. Adam Hiscox says:

    Most Valuable — Finding out about things like Modernizr and other elements that go in to supporting various browsers was somethings that I hadn’t known about before and look forward to learning more about.
    Next Step — I want to know more about css styling and the use of it in html5

    • JimUBC says:

      Hi Adam,
      We’re going to discuss the role of CSS in the context of HTML5 and over the next few weeks we will see some interesting explorations of that. We’ll also talk about CSS selectors and their role with other technologies.
      The in-depth pursuit of CSS styling is best done in a separate course dedicated to that subject.

  5. Yuki says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    >>Learning about the js libraries that support older browser versions (ie shim)
    >> Also that HTML5 includes many supported apis such as javascript, ajax…
    >> the Design principal of separation of concern (media independence) is a very intersting one for me. I am interested to see if i can remove plugin dependencies for html pages by using html5.
    What did you learn from that?
    >> Not sure yet but would like to try them out on my current project’s at work.
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    >> Try to implement it in current work or create a protoype to see if i can create a webapp using html5 and remove plugin and browser specific javascript handling.
    Now that we’ve had our first session, what do you want to know?
    >> More about HTML5 supported apis. I would like to implement asynchronous code that may already be included/supported in HTML5.
    What could we have done better? So far so good….

    • JimUBC says:

      Hi Yuki,
      Tonight we will direct our attention to the semantic elements in HTML5 and we will be returning to the new APIs in the following weeks.
      The ideas that we will discuss tonight are things that you can start using right away. It may take a little longer to make full use of the new APIs as they are not universally supported (yet).

  6. Rajib Rahman says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    — A bit of interesting history of HTML5 and its differences with HTML4

    What did you learn from that?
    — Learning about modernizr was interesting

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    — Will apply that when required

    What could we have done better?
    — So far so good

  7. Matthew Yung says:

    Didn’t know that HTML5shiv was already part of modernizer! I can take out redundant code!

  8. Albert. says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight? The history and the organizations involved was very interesting.
    What did you learn from that? Modernizer and Microdata was interesting.
    What will you do with that knowledge? Do more personal research and apply the knowledge.

    Questions?

    Now that we’ve had our first session, what do you want to know?
    What could we have done better? The pace was excellent as usual.

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