UIEtips: A Snapshot on What Designers Need to Know about HTML5 and CSS3

Jared Spool

September 14th, 2011

Could the new changes with HTML5 and CSS3 create a utopian society? Doubtful, but what it can do is make a designer’s life a lot easier and bring about more SEO results.

A few weeks ago I interviewed Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis and Greg Rewis to find out what they’ll cover in their UI16 workshop, Everything a Designer Needs to Know About CSS3 and HTML5. Let me tell you, there’s a lot.

In this article, we explore why rounded corners and drop shadows are such a big deal for both the designer and the SEO specialist. Then we take a look at what a media query is. Finally, we wrap up with why Stephanie and other designers are having a love affair with Modernizr. The podcast covered even more material so you may want to give it a listen or read the transcript.

Read today’s article: A Snapshot on What Designers Need to Know about HTML5 and CSS3

Whether your learning about these new benefits now or are already familiar with them, but don’t know how to put them into action, you’re in luck. Thursday, September 15, Stephanie is giving a 90-minute virtual seminar on how to implement many of the new CSS3 features. You won’t just hear about the benefits, you’ll learn the coding behind it. Think of it as a teaser to Stephanie and Greg’s full-day workshop at the User Interface 16 conference where they’ll dive even deeper showing you how to put HTML5 and CSS3′s new features into practice.

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