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15 Useful Resources to Get Clued Up on HTML5. There’s been plenty of HTML5 talk around the blogging world recently. It’s no longer a tiny spec on the horizon, it’s due to arrive soon! Some have already embraced it and are using it on their latest sites. HTML5 Rocks - A resource for open web HTML5 developers. HTML5 (including next generation additions still in development) CSS/(X)HTML Tutorial: Hovering Accessibility Jump Menu. Recently, a reader named Don asked about this theme’saccessibility(accesskey) jump menulocated at the top of each page.

CSS/(X)HTML Tutorial: Hovering Accessibility Jump Menu

Several people have commented that they like the way the jump menu “lights up” upon gaining focus. Whenever a user hovers their cursor over the region at the top of the page, all links in the jump menu change to a more visible color. Then, as the cursor moves over the various menu items, each jump link is further highlighted with an even brighter color and an underline. This progressive focusing is best seen in browsers that support the CSS:hover pseudo-class (e.g., Firefox, Opera, etc.), however the menu remains useful even in CSS-challenged browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer). In this article, I explain how the Perishable Press jump menu is built using Web standards via CSS and (X)HTML, and then provide the specific code required to emulate the jump menu as it appears here at Perishable Press. Step 1: The Markup Okay, looking good. Very nice. Step 2: The Presentation. The Power of HTML 5 and CSS 3.

Web designers can do some pretty cool stuff with HTML 4 and CSS 2.1.

The Power of HTML 5 and CSS 3

We can structure our documents logically and create information-rich sites without relying on archaic, table-based layouts. We can style our web pages with beauty and detail without resorting to inline <font> and <br> tags. Indeed, our current design methods have taken us far beyond the hellish era of browser wars, proprietary protocols, and those hideous flashing, scrolling, and blinking web pages.

As far as we’ve come using HTML 4 and CSS 2.1, however, we can do better. We can refine the structure of our documents and increase their semantic precision. Goodbye <div> soup, hello semantic markup In the past, designers wrestled with semantically incorrect table-based layouts. <div id="news"><div class="section"><div class="article"><div class="header"><h1>Div Soup Demonstration</h1><p>Posted on July 11th, 2009</p></div><div class="content"><p>Lorem ipsum text blah blah blah.

Goodbye class attributes, hello clean markup. HTML5 SVG. Advertisements SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and it is a language for describing 2D-graphics and graphical applications in XML and the XML is then rendered by an SVG viewer.


SVG is mostly useful for vector type diagrams like Pie charts, Two-dimensional graphs in an X,Y coordinate system etc. SVG became a W3C Recommendation 14. January 2003 and you can check latest version of SVG specification at SVG Specification. HTML5. SVG at Google and in Internet Explorer. At Google we're excited about new web technologies like HTML 5, CSS 3, Web Fonts, SVG, faster JavaScript, and more.

SVG at Google and in Internet Explorer

It's an exciting time to be a web developer, especially with the major advancements made in modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome the last two years. In this blog post I want to share some of the work we've been doing with SVG in particular. Today kicks off the start of the SVG Open 2009 conference, hosted at Google this year. The SVG Open conference is an annual conference where the SVG community comes together for three-days.

Other sponsors of the conference this year include Microsoft and IBM. Get Ready for HTML 5. With support in Chrome, Firefox 3.5, Opera, and Safari, HTML 5 is coming at you like a runaway train.

Get Ready for HTML 5

Here are some suggestions to help you prepare to get on board rather than be left at the platform or tied to the tracks. See what others have done#section1 The first thing you can do to prepare for HTML 5 is see how other people are using it. A visit to the HTML 5 gallery will show you how several sites are already using the new HTML 5 elements. SVG Masks, HTML5 video and Firefox 4 « Atomic Robot Design. Earlier this month, Paul Rouget, who’s a evangelist for Mozilla posted a video where he demonstrated some of the new features that are coming with Firefox 4.

SVG Masks, HTML5 video and Firefox 4 « Atomic Robot Design

And I have to say, the stuff he shows off is for the first time, a real example of how HTML5 and CSS3 can replace things like basic Flash animation. A lot of the stuff he shows off is really amazing and one that stuck out at me was around the 4 minute mark, where the text Firefox acts as a mask for a video. Now, this was definitely something that could only be accomplished in Flash, so I really wanted to know how to do it and unfortunately there was nothing out there to tell me how.

After some trial and error though, I managed to figured it out, mainly because, thanks to Firefox 4, it’s not at all that hard. This is the print version of The HTML <aside> tag is used to represent content that is related to the surrounding content within an article or web page, but could still stand alone in its own right.

This type of content is often represented in sidebars. The Elementary Standards: A Compendium regarding Web Standards, HTML and CSS. HTML 5 Tutorial - HTML 5. HTML Tutorials and Examples This site is a full-fledged working demo of HTML 5 code taking advantage of new features in HTML 5. For example, each page is using the HTML 5 sectioning tags and the site logo in the upper left corner of each page is not an image - the logo is using an HTML 5 <canvas> tag with code loaded only once from a single full-site template. Do View Source to verify that the site is using the HTML 5 DOCTYPE. Yes, You Can Use HTML 5 Today! The blogosphere was jerked into excitement when Google gave a sneak preview of its new service, Google Wave.

Yes, You Can Use HTML 5 Today!

Only the select few have an account, but there’s an 80-minute video about it on YouTube for the rest of us. The service is an HTML 5 app, and so HTML 5 has gone from being too far away to care about to today’s hot topic. There have been many changes to the HTML 5 landscape since my colleague, Lachlan Hunt’s 2007 article on A List Apart, A Preview of HTML 5. Let’s see what’s happening in the world of HTML 5. What Is It? What is HTML5? (Infographic) Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive. HOW TO: Get Started with HTML5 Boilerplate. This series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting.

HOW TO: Get Started with HTML5 Boilerplate

Learn more about Rackspace's hosting solutions here. This is not your father's world wide web. Thanks to soaring smartphone sales, new tablet devices like the iPad, and the burgeoning trend of connected devices, individuals are accessing and experiencing the web in a very different way than they were even five years ago. The desktop browsing experience is also undergoing radical change, thanks to the evolution of JavaScript frameworks and the push for standards successors such as CSS3 and HTML5. HTML5 Doctor, helping you implement HTML5 today. 4.4 Sections — HTML5. 4.3 Sections 4.3.1 The body element Categories: Sectioning root.

4.4 Sections — HTML5

Contexts in which this element can be used: As the second element in an html element. Content model: Flow content.