Friday, November 16, 2012

CFP: HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time? Online Conference

CFP: HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time? Online Conference

Topic: HTML5 and CSS3

Deadline for Proposals: December 14, 2012
Conference Date: February 8, 2013
Location: Online

HTML5 and CSS3 are two major web development standards today. Both have moved web authors into the present with options for incorporating more semantic elements, easier audio/video inclusion, APIs, and an ever increasing formatting feature set. But how well supported are they today? Is it practical to use these standards with the browsers available today? Are there ways to incorporate parts of these standards or do web pages have to incorporate the entire standard? What are the "gotchas?"

This is the focus of Amigos' February 8, 2013 online conference. We are looking for web developers that deal with library websites and have, either successfully or unsuccessfully, started incorporating HTML5 and/or CSS3 functionality. We're searching for practical stories of what worked, what didn’t, and what you learned along the way. Do you use an HTML5/CSS3-compliant content management system? Or try to? Have you incorporated multimedia using HTML5? Are you using media queries? Have you started using more advanced selectors? We want to hear about everything related to HTML5 and CSS3.

The online conference will be held Friday, February 8th, 2013. We are looking for 45-minute sessions throughout the day. If you are interested, complete and submit our "Call for Proposals" form and we'll be in touch. If you know someone that might be interested, please forward this invitation to them. We are looking for anyone who does web development, even indirectly, on your library's website – whether they are library employees or not. All presenters will be comped for the conference!

The deadline for submitting proposals will be Friday, December 14, 2012.

FYI - We are fortunate to have Christopher Schmitt as our keynoter. Well-known for his work with the Web Standards Project , he heads the new media company and web design company called and is the author of several books on standards-based web design.

If you have questions, please contact Christine Peterson800-843-8482 x2891.

Christine Peterson
Continuing Education Librarian
Amigos Library Services, Inc.