Sunday, August 14, 2011

A dev delving intro into HTML 5 + some HTML 5 cheat sheets

developerFusion - A Developer's Introduction To HTML5

Note: Some of this material was originally published on Opera's developer site, as Get familiar with HTML5!.

We've been using HTML 4.01//XHTML 1.0 (or quite often, some funky hybrid or variation of the two) to structure the content of our web pages for a very long time now, and the specs for both were completed over ten years ago. However unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you'll be well aware that there is a new version of HTML in development - HTML5!

HTML 4.01//XHTML 1.0 are ok as they stand, and do their job well enough, so why should we bother to embrace HTML5? In this article I'll answer this question and more. I'll give you the essential background you need to know on why HTML5 came about, where it is up to now, and why it is such a good thing. I'll advise you on how it can fit into your work right now, and I will look at some of the main features of HTML5, so you can see what it adds to the already powerful HTML language.


Why HTML5?


What does HTML5 mean to me?


HTML5 features


Midnight Programmer - HTML 5 Cheat Sheets

"If you are working with HTML 5, then there are some cheat sheets which you should refer for HTML 5 syntax. Here are three different cheat sheets for HTML 5.


Got this feeling that in the next couple months we're going to be hearing an overwhelming amount of HTML5 related or based "stuff." While it's still not baked yet, it's getting there and probably about time to start really getting up to speed on it.

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