HTML5 & Drupal 7 - Surrey Drupal Meetup on Mar. 10, 2011

On March 10, 2011, we are proud to present a video presentation by Scott Vandehey (@spaceninja) of Metal Toad Media, Portland, OR.

HTML5 is ready to use today, and Scott will show you how to use it in your Drupal themes. During this session, you will learn the answer to these questions:

  • What is HTML5?
  • What features does it offer me?
  • How do I set up my themes to use it?
  • How well supported is it?

By the end, you will see that converting your themes to HTML5 can offer you real benefits, and will position you to easily take advantage of new features as they become available. With its focus on graceful degradation, there’s no reason to delay. Learn how HTML5 can help you!

This session is intended for intermediate-level theme developers. You should have a healthy interest in markup, and not be afraid to open a .tpl.php file, but you don’t need to know PHP.

We will be introducing some of the new elements, such as Article, Section, and Video, but not the new APIs like drag-and-drop or geolocation.

Please RSVP if you'd like to join us.

Lightning Talks
Attendees are invited to share their experience by giving a 5 minute presentation on any topic of interest to the Drupal community. If you want to use a laptop to show a website or control panel please be sure you have the necessary cable to connect to an overhead projector.

Drupal Q&A
Bring your questions on anything related to Drupal from how to do something technical in PHP to what modules are needed to implement a feature you want.


What are the disadvantages

What are the disadvantages when we use html5 with drupal 7 ? what are the steps we need to follow to develop html5 supportive drupal 7 theme ? What are the supported default html5 thems and what is the best theme ?