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HTML5 and The Future of the Web

HTML5 and The Future of the Web
Advertisement Some have embraced it1, some have discarded it2 as too far in the future, and some have abandoned a misused friend3 in favor of an old flame in preparation. Whatever side of the debate you’re on, you’ve most likely heard all the blogging chatter surrounding the “new hotness” that is HTML5. It’s everywhere, it’s coming, and you want to know everything you can before it’s old news. Things like jQuery plugins, formatting techniques, and design trends change very quickly throughout the Web community. And for the most part we’ve all accepted that some of the things we learn today can be obsolete tomorrow, but that’s the nature of our industry. When looking for some stability, we can usually turn to the code itself as it tends to stay unchanged for a long time (relatively speaking). In this article, I’m hoping to give you some tips and insight into HTML5 to help ease the inevitable pain that comes with transitioning to a slightly different syntax. Welcome to HTML5. The DOCTYPE

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HTML5 enabling script 7 Jan Since HTML5 is getting more attention by way of marking up our new pages, and the only way to get IE to acknowledge the new elements, such as <article>, is to use the HTML5 shiv, I’ve quickly put together a mini script that enables all the new elements. Download html5shiv.js and must be inserted in the head element (this is because IE needs to know about the element before it comes to render them – so it can’t sit in the footer of the page, i.e. below the elements in question). I’ve updated this post to link to Alexander Farkas’s version of the shiv – it’s the very latest and my simple one line script. The one I originally released was (I thought) beautifully small, but didn’t support print styles nor dynamic injection of HTML5 elements. Good thing there are smarter folk than I!

Home - HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World By Alexis Goldstein, Louis Lazaris & Estelle Weyl Powerful HTML5 and CSS3 techniques you can use today. Why should you learn HTML5 & CSS3? It works on just about every platform, is compatible with older browsers, and handles errors gracefully. You can create powerful, easy-to-maintain, future-proof web pages. Many common tasks are now simplified, putting more power in your hands. Understanding aside Please note aside has been redefined since this post was written, please read the updated article. HTML 5 offers a new element to mark additional information that can enhance an article but isn’t necessarily key to understanding it. However, in the interpretation of <aside> there lies confusion as to how it can be used, and with that there is demand for the Doctor to step up and clear the air. In this article I will look at what <aside> was created for, including sample uses and how not to use this useful, misunderstood element. First, a look at how the HTML 5 specification defines <aside>:

Coding An HTML 5 Layout From Scratch - Smashing Coding HTML5 and CSS3 have just arrived (kinda), and with them a whole new battle for the ‘best markup’ trophy has begun. Truth to be told, all these technologies are mere tools waiting for a skilled developer to work on the right project. As developers we shouldn’t get into pointless discussions of which markup is the best. They all lead to nowhere. Rather, we must get a brand new ideology and modify our coding habits to keep the web accessible. While it is true HTML5 and CSS3 are both a work in progress and is going to stay that way for some time, there’s no reason not to start using it right now.

An Open-Source, HTML5 Framework for iPad E-books A group of Italian developers has just released a free and open-source framework for creating e-books for the iPad. The Baker E-book Framework allows designers and developers to turn fixed-width HTML5 pages into an e-book format and publish the finished product. After that, all you need to do is follow the App Store submission guidelines, and you're on your way to e-book greatness. To design for the Baker Framework, simply build HTML5 pages with a fixed width of 768 pixels. You can test your HTML versions on an iPad using the Safari browser and iterate accordingly.

Google: HTML5 Rocks presentation In March 1936, an unusual confluence of forces occurred in Santa Clara County. A long cold winter delayed the blossoming of the millions of cherry, apricot, peach, and prune plum trees covering hundreds of square miles of the Valley floor. Then, unlike many years, the rains that followed were light and too early to knock the blossoms from their branches. My thoughts on Adobe Edge : Suburbia Today Adobe published on their Adobe Labs website a public preview of a new application called Edge, which is described in their own words as: "Adobe® Edge Preview is a new web motion and interaction design tool that allows designers to bring animated content to websites, using web standards like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3." Having previously done a little comparison between the output contents and file size of their previously released Wallaby 'Flash to HTML5' conversion tool and that of Flash itself then I thought it would be good to do the same thing for Edge.

Google 3D Glasses Google 3D Glasses is one of the most hyped and anticipated devices over the past year. OnlineUniversities have written this great article about how Google Glasses they will change education. Education is already seeing some major changes in light of new, cutting-edge technologies. Students can now access educational information from virtually anywhere at any time, and mobile devices are influencing some to flip their classrooms, changing the educational experience altogether.

C HTML5 Logo The Movement You're excited about HTML5; we are too. You've not just been enjoying the HTML5-powered web already — you're building it! As adoption and inspiration spreads, the web community will find creative ways to apply HTML5 and related technologies, spark trends, and capture best practices. As momentum builds, we hope you bring this logo along for the ride and paint the world orange. You know that HTML5 badge you've placed oh-so perfectly in your footer?

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