Esri Developer Summit

Introduction to HTML5

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This class exposes experienced JavaScript developers to the fundamentals of building HTML5 applications.

Training Outline

What do I need to bring?

Students must bring a laptop containing a recent version of Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. Your machine must also contain a local web server. If you don't have one, no problem —open-source web server software will be provided during the class. Unfortunately for this course, loaner or classroom machines are NOT provided or available. You must bring your own.

Why do I need this class?

For those students who will eventually want to build web apps using ArcGIS API for JavaScript, this course will help them build much more powerful and useful apps by merging all the new capabilities provided by HTML5 such as geolocation, animation, and database access. Students will also learn the skills needed to understand the more advanced technical web development sessions that will be offered later at the DevSummit.


All attendees must be fluent in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Prior knowledge of JSON, DOM, and Ajax is helpful but not a requirement.


Kevin Ruse is a Senior Instructor at Accelebrate and is the principal of Kevin Ruse and Associates, Inc. a web and print design consulting firm based in Santa Clara, California.  He has been a trainer on web and graphic design for nearly 20 years. He is well versed in both the design and development aspects of web application development. He teaches HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, XML, XSLT, ColdFusion, Flash, ActionScript, and Flex development, as well as Dreamweaver, Fireworks, InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, and other applications.  When he is not training or developing web applications, he serves as a technical editor for Sams Publishing and Apress and often lectures on topics including Designer/Developer workflows.