If 50,000,000 Elvis fans can't be wrong, then 25,000,000 websites (and every single browser) are pretty close to a sure thing. Since its release in 2006, jQuery has gained a tremendous following--so much so that in 2008, Microsoft made the decision to replace its then 20-month old ASP.NET Ajax framework with jQuery for all future client side programming libraries. Despite not having an official standard, HTML5 is becoming the standard for cross-browser, cross-platform web applications. In this session, we'll look at the fundamentals of both jQuery and HTML5, explore some of the main features of each, and see how to start new or enhance existing applications. Whether you develop in WebForms, MVC or PHP, there's something in this session to be learned.