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HTML5, Tablet Computers and the Emerging Web Paradigm

  • Author / Creator
    Dyrbye, Amy J
  • In recent years, consumers have embraced a range of portable web-ready devices, and with them, new means of accessing and using the web. Yet, despite consumer adoption of smartphones and tablet computers for personal and work-related activities both within and without the academy, academic projects' websites still use specifications like XHTML and CSS best suited for a desktop or laptop computer user. This thesis examines the design choices behind academic project websites using XHTML and CSS, and, through a framework of Thomas Kuhn's concept of the paradigm shift and a hands-on project, demonstrates how a shift toward the W3C's newest specifications, HTML5 and CSS3, enables projects to expand their websites to include devices like tablet computer.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3FF3M99B
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Humanities Computing
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr. Harvey Quamen, English and Film Studies
    • Dr. Maureen Engel, English and Film Studies
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Maureen Engel, English and Film Studies
    • Dr. John Simpson, Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Dr. Harvey Quamen, English and Film Studies