GA - Introduction to HTML 5: API Programming

When: Sun January 13, 2013 1:00 am

Organization: General Assembly

Location: GA - Boston, Cambridge Inno Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA



Curious about HTML 5? Learn how to use the APIs that are part of the new HTML5 specification to create the next generation of web sites. Students will learn how to deliver target content based on geolocation, how to save advanced cookie data on a visitor's computer, and experiment with other features like drag and drop and the canvas.

Students will create web pages with JavaScript code that uses the HTML 5 APIs available in modern browers. Examples will include displaying weather forecasts and other targeted content based on the user's location, and JQuery plugins for HTML 5 media players, photo lightboxes, and UI widgets.

This class will cover:

  • Javascript and DOM Review
  • Modernizr
  • Geolocation
  • Local Storage: HTML5 Cookies
  • Drag & Drop
  • Canvas
  • Jquery HTML Plugins


  • Basic understanding of Javascript
  • Must bring a laptop to class
  • Download and install Sublime Text before class


David Kelleher
Teacher, Tutor, and Coporate Trainer,
Desera Interactive

David Kelleher has taught web production at Emerson College, Boston University, and the New England Institute of Art. He is a freelance developer who has consulted for startup companies based on Harvard and MIT technologies. His credits include interactive training applications for Intel, production for an episode of National Geographic's Naked Science, and online catalogs for a national diamond manufacturer.