HTML5 Resources

Dive Into HTML5 by Mark Pilgrim

Dive Into HTML5 is a free online book by Mark Pilgrim that will get you started. He starts with five things you should know about HRML5. He also has a chapter on Video, geolocation API, HTML5 storage, a great reference page and much more. This book is an easy read! You can also buy the printed book titled “HTML5: Up & Running“

Learn About HTML5 and the Future

Watch “Learn About HTML5 and the Future of the Web” from Brad Neuberg. This video is from the San Francisco Java, PHP, and HTML5 hosted user groups event in May. You will enjoy hearing about what Brad Neubery has to say about the future of HTML5.

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HTML5 is a wonderful playground of HTML resources. They provide step-by-step tutorials, a code playground, presentations, and a sample studio of code that you can reuse on your own site. The HTML Playground allows you to input code and visually see and run the code!

The Reference page has the following sections: reference, documentation, tools, community and books.

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HTML5 Doctor

They publish articles relating to HTML5, how to use it now, semantics and provide an element index. They invite questions via their Ask the Doctor and post the answers in articles so we can all benefit. Great current information.

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What is it?

“HTML5 is the latest version of HTML and XHTML. The HTML standard defines a single language that can be written in HTML and XML. It attempts to solve issues found in previous iterations of HTML and addresses the needs of Web Applications, an area previously not adequately covered by HTML”.

Why use it?

  • HTML5 is the new standard
  • Modern and clean
  • Faster and cheaper
  • Supports mobile devices
  • You can do things now that in the past were not possible — functionalities in combination with CSS3
  • Everybody is now on the same page

What do you get?

  • Structure and function
  • Easy to implement the grid system and responsive design
  • HTML5 Rocks
  • CSS3
  • jQuery
  • Special Characters
  • >35 great examples of parallax scrolling websites
  • The UX Newsletter

CSS3 is makes life easier

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