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Gain a deeper understanding of HTML5 and learn how to create richer, more meaningful web pages with structural tags and descriptive attributes. In this course, author James Williamson presents an overview of HTML5 and its development, defines the new tags and attributes, and discusses how browsers parse and display HTML5 content. The course also includes step-by-step instructions for constructing an HTML5 document with a header and footer, navigation, content groups, and formatting.
As you can imagine, the pace with which HTML5 is changing is often hard to keep up with. I'm almost positive, for example, that between the time I record this title and the time that you watch it, significant changes will occur to the specification. In fact, while I was recording this title, the hgroup element that we were taking a look at earlier was removed from the specification and then a couple of days later put right back in. Such is the life on the bleeding edge of technology. Because of this, I want to leave you with a few additional resources that can help deepen your knowledge of HTML5 and keep you up to date with the changes that are surrounding it.
First, I recommend very highly that you check out all the developer blogs and associated pages at Mozilla, Opera, Webkit, and Internet Explorer. These sites will really help keep you up to date with any new developments in browser support, and they often have really great tutorials on how to take advantage of HTML5 in their browsers. For example, here I am on the Mozilla Developer network, at their HTML5 page. So they have a page totally dedicated to HTML5, and in addition to having just information about how Mozilla is implementing HTML5, they have some very general tutorials that explains what HTML5 is, and how to use it.
So there is a wealth of information and knowledge at the Mozilla Developer network. You also want to make sure that you check in often at webkit.org. Now they don't have a dedicated HTML5 page the way Mozilla does; however, any changes to browser implementation are likely to be discussed here first, so this is a right place to stay up to date with what WebKit is doing in the way of implementation. The Opera Developer network, which you can find at dev.opera.com, has fantastic articles and tutorials. And if you go to the Article section and look for the open web tag, you're going to find a lot of articles and tutorials related directly to HTML5.
Again, some of them have to do with specific Opera implementations of HTML5, and others are just general HTML5 knowledge-base type articles. The Internet Explorer Developer Center also has a page dedicated to learning HTML5. Much like the Mozilla and Opera sites, this page focuses articles and tutorials that offer a wide range of HTML5 knowledge, including articles on Internet Explorer implementation of HTML5 features as well. I also recommend making a habit of reading the WHATWG blog.
Now, this blog is probably the first place that you're going to read about changes to the specification and how it's going to affect implementations across user agents. Another fantastic resource is the html5doctor.com site. Now, this site is run by a consortium of web designers and developers. It's headed by Remy Sharp, who we talked about earlier, and Bruce Lawson. Now here, you're going to get an unbiased look at HTML5 and how to make it work for you as a web author.
So in addition to articles, there are also tutorials here as well. If you're a member of Twitter, I recommend following the WHATWG Twitter account, username @WHATWG, as it provides you with an almost blow-by-blow account of what's going on with the specification. If you'd like, you can also follow me on Twitter, at username jameswillweb. Finally, don't forget to watch all of the other wonderful titles on lynda.com on HTML5 and web development in general. We're going to be adding many more titles in the days to come.
So keep your eye on the lynda.com Online Training Library, and hopefully, I'll see you in my next title. Thanks for watching!
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