Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What“Upgrading your site to HTML5”, with Steve Drucker

Our 6pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Oct 7 will be “Upgrading your site to HTML5”, with Steve Drucker. (This is a change in plans from the original topic/speaker announced during last week’s session. That speaker has asked to postpone for a few weeks. More on that as the time approaches.)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

During this one hour session you will receive an overview of the fundamentals of HTML 5 including how it might impact your current development as well as dealing with browser inconsistencies and glitches.
Topics include:

  • Introducing HTML 5
  • Adding more structure to your document using new tags, custom attributes, and microdata
  • Embedding native browser-supported audio, video, and animation
  • Refactoring Deprecated Elements
  • Using CSS 3 for positioning and typography
  • Working with Web Forms 2.0
  • Using the for drawing
  • Using New JavaScript APIs – including using CF-based WebSockets for real-time communications

Check out also Fig Leaf’s new Upgrading to HTML 5 instructor-led training course at:

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Steve Drucker is the founder/president of Fig Leaf Software, an Adobe, Google, Paperthin, and JackBe premier-level consulting and training partner. Steve has been developing ColdFusion applications since 1995, founded the very first ColdFusion users group, was a contributing author to the very first book about ColdFusion, and has authored over a dozen hands-on, instructor-led training courses including Advanced ColdFusion 9, Administering ColdFusion, Fast Track to AJAX with ColdFusion, and Fast Track to Presto Enterprise Mashups. He is also an author of Adobe’s ColdFusion 9 certification exam. Steve has consulted on some of the largest ColdFusion sites ever deployed including Voice of America (, National Park Service (, Hasbro (, and Architect of the Capitol ( Fig Leaf Software is a veteran-owned small business (VSOB) on GSA schedule. Check us out at and

WHEN: Thurs. Oct 7, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

What time is that for you? The following link shows what the time would be for you. Here’s another option that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.

RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at

In addition to the streaming recording, we not also post downloadable recordings (FLV, MP3, and MP4) usually within a day after each meeting, also offered as a link from the recordings page.

LOGGING IN: When you login to the Connect room (the link above) to view the meeting, PLEASE USE THE “LOGIN AS GUEST” option, and USE YOUR NAME, but do NOT attempt to use your username/password or any Connect account. Just sign in as a guest.

RSVP, but only if coming: We do appreciate folks RSVPing if they plan to come (using the link on this email or at the meetup site), though it’s not mandatory and it’s not a commitment. But there’s no need to RSVP if you can’t make it let alone explain why you can’t. With over 2,100 members, no worries. 🙂

FEEDBACK/MEETING DISCUSSION: Members will receive an email after the meeting or can click a link on the event page to offer. Note also the meeting-specific discussion area there at the bottom, in addition to the one-chance feedback feature on the right. Feel free to engage in discussions about the meeting topic.

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