Practical HTML5/CSS3 for Real Writers

Session overview

These days you can't move your mouse without hitting a list of "must-use!" HTML5/CSS3 features. The problem is, many new features – and their descriptions – are highly technical and are intended for audio engineers, video producers, graphics artists, game designers, and other code jockeys.

Don't these new technologies have any features that benefit regular, everyday writers? Why, yes they do, and we have 'em!

In this webinar, we'll explore a selected set of semantic HTML5 tags and related CSS3 features that are actually relevant to real-world technical writers, examine some practical uses for them, and see them in action as we migrate a page from HTML4/CSS2 to HTML5/CSS3.

What will the webinar cover

  • How semantic structural tags differ from standard linear tags
  • Which HTML5 elements and CSS3 features best apply to regular content
  • How to apply styles to sets of tags for consistent results
  • How to adapt your HTML and CSS for responsive design.


This webinar will suit those whose experience level with HTML/CSS is at the novice or intermediate level.

Date and time

The webinar will be held on Thursday 31 March from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon NZ time. (9:00 am – 10:00 am AEST).


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members (and affiliates: TWIA, NZATD, PRINZ) - $40 +GST
  • TechCommNZ student members - $20 +GST
  • Non-members - $70 +GST

About the presenter

Dave Gash is a Southern California-based technical publications specialist who provides technology consulting and training for hypertext developers. A veteran software professional with over thirty years of development, documentation, and training experience, Dave holds degrees in Business and Computer Science, and is well known in the tech pubs community as an interesting and engaging technical instructor. Dave is a frequent speaker at Technical Communication conferences in the US and around the world; find him at

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