Programming in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript (exam 70-480) hands-on

HTML5 and CSS3 are essential ingredients in modern-day web applications. Gone are the days of vendor-specific plugins and browser wars, and in their place we have the promise of truly open and powerful industry standards. This course takes a detailed look at the new features in HTML5 and CSS3. The course also shows how to write effective JavaScript code to make the most of these standard technologies. With this course we take the lid off these technologies and show how you can use their full power to create contemporary, adaptive, and interactive Web applications.


What you will learn:

  • Using HTML5 GUI elements
  • Implementing client-side behaviour using HTML5 APIs
  • Using CSS3 style features
  • Writing JavaScript code effectively
  • Using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript to implement programming logic
  • Define and use variables
  • Perform looping and branching
  • Develop user interfaces
  • Capture and validate user input
  • Store data
  • Create well-structured applications


The course is intended for developers who have at least six months of professional experience and who are interested in developing applications using HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (either Windows Store apps or IE10 apps for the Web). 


Familiarity with core HTML4, CSS2, and JavaScript is beneficial. Innhold:

Course outline:

  • HTML and CSS Core Principles: HTML core concepts and syntax; CSS core concepts and syntax
  • Creating HTML5 and CSS3 Web Pages: HTML5 semantic tags; Additional HTML5 layout features; CSS3 enhancements
  • JavaScript Core Principles: JavaScript essential syntax; Accessing and updating HTML content by using DOM; Getting started with jQuery; Event handling
  • Using Forms: Defining a form to gather user input; Using the new HTML5 input elements; Validating input; Implementing JavaScript validation
  • Implementing Ajax-Enabled Web Pages: Overview of Ajax; Using Ajax manually; Using Ajax with jQuery; Guidelines for how to communicate with remote services
  • Going Further with CSS3: Textual styling; Using CSS3 selectors; Additional CSS3 techniques
  • Object-Oriented Programming in JavaScript: Creating objects; Defining properties and methods; Defining constructors; Understanding prototypes; Implementing inheritance
  • Platform Integration:  Using the File API; Implementing drag-and-drop; Incorporating audio and video; Using the Geolocation API
  • Offline Working: Using local storage; Offline working; Using the application cache
  • Creating Adaptive User Interfaces: Media queries; Creating applications that look good in different form factors; Creating printer-friendly applications
  • Graphics: Using the canvas API; Using SVG; Techniques and recommendations
  • CSS3 Animations and Effects: Transitions; 2D and 3D transformations; Key-frame animations
  • Web Sockets:  The need for Web Sockets; Implementing a Web Sockets client; Implementing a Web Sockets server
  • Web Workers:  What are Web Workers? Implementing a Web Worker; Asynchronous programming techniques


This course can be used as part of your preparation for Microsoft Exam:
70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Andy Olsen - author of the course

Andy is a freelance consultant and instructor based in the UK, working mostly in the City of London and Oxford. Andy has been working with .NET since the Beta 1 days and has extensive experience in many facets of .NET development including WCF, WPF, WF, ASP.NET MVC Web development, and mobile applications. Andy has designed and written many Microsoft Official Curriculum courses in the last decade, and has been engaged as author and technical reviewer with Apress on some of their biggest selling books.

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