Welcome to Advanced Internet and Web Page Development 2013
This paper is designed to provide you with knowledge of the concepts of client-side Web development, including HTML tags, forms, Cascading Style Sheets, client-side scripting and Web site management.
There are 3 assessments which I hope will provide you with a framework to increase your knowledge in these areas. I will try to include current technologies in my delivery, so at times there will be multiple places to find the content. As you should be aware IT changes pretty much daily so there is no way anyone can know all things IT, however I hope to that you will take opportunities as they present themselves to extend your own knowledge (but always make sure you meet my requirements before you fly off at a tangent).
It will be interesting to see what 2013 will bring. Will HTML 5 continue to mature now that the standard has been ratified and will multimedia support be standardised or become even more fragmented ? (what will this mean to Flash or Silverlight?). What additional features will we see in Web Browsers? How will Windows 8 affect the Apple/Google competition? Will voice activation really make an impact, and 100inch panel displays become popular? Will we all shift our data into the cloud? What happens now Microsoft have abandoned Expression Web? Already we have seen a major hacking effort appear on Yahoo (impacting on Telecom's xtra customers - check out the twitter feed on my wiki ( http://www.virtualmv.com/wiki ) or my blog ( http://www.virtualmv.com/blog ). Finally, will Google's chromebook (a browser/cloud based computer) get traction (see the apps pane in Google chrome).
2012 saw HTML 5 move into the mainstream, and the real impact of Tablet PCs appearing. Web Browsers continue to provide better HTML 5 support and many tools are becoming heavily integrated into the cloud. Mobile apps have also become mainstream and in some cases being developed ahead of a full web site.
2011 saw HTML5 and Hardware acceleration introduced into Web Browsers, Apple becoming dominant especially in the Mobile browser market, Android devices outselling Apples. Flash starting to feel the competition from both lack of Apple support and HTML5. Check out http://mashable.com/2011/01/05/web-technologies-2011/ to see what was predicted in 2011.
2010 saw Google and its Android system and evolution of YouTube, Apple and the iPhone/iPad, or Microsoft and Office 2010 and Azure? In 2009 the big "buzz" in Internet was in the area of cloud computing (like Google docs, and the accounting package Xero), and 2008 Web 2.0 was the thing.