“An afternoon hands-on pre event on HTML5 Canvas and Internet Explorer 9”
On August 25 we are organizing our next Microsoft Webcafe, an informal tech get-together after hours. Location this time is on the water: the Biouel Boat in Brussels. You can already register for the event on www.mswebcafe.be.
This time however, before the actual Microsoft Webcafe takes place we’re having a HTML 5 / IE9 workshop on the same boat!
The only thing you need to bring is your laptop. We’ll make sure you get something to eat and drink.
Join us for this free, informal afternoon of learning and playing with two topics: creating HTML5 Canvas animations and implementing Internet Explorer 9 Site Pinning in a few clicks.
Don’t forget to stay for the evening Microsoft Webcafe event where one of the participants will be able to present their project to the whole group. Oh, and we will have some nice prizes for the best or most creative implementations of the day!
What is the workshop?
The Webcafe hands-on pre-event is an afternoon session where we do two short presentations and attendees have the possibility to get their hands dirty on some new technology. There are two topics brought to you:
- See how HTML5 Canvas lets you create cool animations and games – by These Days
- IE9 “Pin my site”: get more brand visibility and higher engagement on your site from IE9 users. In just a few easy steps you’ll have your site “pinnable”.
14h00: Get creative with the <canvas> tag
After an introduction to HTML5 Canvas coupled to some demos you’ll get to chance to build an animation or game with the <canvas> tag.
The animator and expert on site will be none the less than Stijn Van Minnenbruggen (@donotfold) from These Days.
16h00: Pin your site in IE9
Get to know how you can add value to the sites you build by allowing to pin them and build custom jump lists. Afterwards we’ll help you to pin your own site.
We’ll pick some winners for both topics and allow them to demo what they’ve realized during the actual Webcafe that starts later that evening.
What should I bring?
Just your laptop and an interest in learning and participating.
Preparing your machine:
You can use any of your favorite tools for web development. If you want our advice and use of the free Microsoft Visual Studio tools here’s what you can already install on your machine
- Free Visual Studio Web Developer Express – http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/visual-web-developer-express
Download the free add-on “Web Standards Update” for improved support for the HTML5 schema and CSS3 – http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a15c3ce9-f58f-42b7-8668-53f6cdc2cd83
- Required for IE9 site pinning activity: a computer with Internet Explorer 9 installed (http://msdn.microsoft.com/ie)
Join us on the water! Register now!
25th of August – 14h – 17.30h
(same location as the Webcafe that will be held later that day)