Department - Author 1

Graphic Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Graphic Communication



Primary Advisor

Lorraine Donegan


The purpose of this study is to investigate the new features of HTML5 and CSS3. More specifically, how transitions, animations and embedding video are being incorporated into the design process for mobile devices. As well as how CSS3 and HTML5 are helping to reduce the amount of images needed to produce websites. The study asks the question “How HTML5 and CSS3 are impacting web development for mobile devices?”

With the recent release of the latest draft of HTML5 and CSS3 released in February of 2010 there are several new features of HTML5 and CSS3 that designers now have at their disposal. Features like transitions and animations, audio and video elements, and a group of properties that are reducing the amount of images, are helping to make HTML5 and CSS3 the coding language of choice when designing for mobile devices. Elite and Specialized Interviewing and Descriptive Research methods of research were used to discover the pros and cons of HTML5 and CSS3.