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HTML5: Structure, Syntax, and Semantics

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HTML5: Structure, Syntax, and Semantics

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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.
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  1. 2m 20s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 32s
  2. 19m 7s
    1. A brief overview of HTML5
      3m 57s
    2. What's in the HTML5 specification?
      8m 17s
    3. Why do we need new structural elements?
      6m 53s
  3. 50m 33s
    1. Defining HTML5 documents
      5m 5s
    2. HTML5 syntax
      9m 14s
    3. The header element
      5m 22s
    4. The nav element
      4m 55s
    5. The section element
      4m 51s
    6. The article element
      4m 48s
    7. The aside element
      4m 13s
    8. The footer element
      4m 17s
    9. Content model overview
      7m 48s
  4. 35m 28s
    1. Understanding the outline algorithm
      3m 17s
    2. Creating document sections
      8m 25s
    3. Using headings properly
      9m 1s
    4. Using hgroup to override sectioning
      4m 17s
    5. Properly nesting structure
      7m 17s
    6. Sectioning roots
      3m 11s
  5. 58m 30s
    1. Organizing content
      4m 41s
    2. Planning document structure
      5m 47s
    3. Choosing the right structural element
      4m 43s
    4. Checking document outlines
      5m 27s
    5. Coding initial page structure
      5m 28s
    6. Using class and ID attributes
      5m 31s
    7. Structuring headers
      13m 13s
    8. Building navigation
      7m 1s
    9. Structuring footers
      6m 39s
  6. 1h 27m
    1. Working with figure and figcaption
      7m 12s
    2. Grouping content with asides
      3m 46s
    3. Using divs in HTML5
      5m 0s
    4. Working with lists in HTML5
      7m 10s
    5. The return of bold and italic
      5m 52s
    6. Citing works semantically
      6m 32s
    7. Using the address element
      5m 24s
    8. Using the small element
      4m 24s
    9. Using the mark element
      5m 16s
    10. Working with date and time
      11m 55s
    11. Creating block-level links
      8m 53s
    12. Understanding link relationships
      9m 28s
    13. Defining link relationships
      6m 23s
  7. 17m 22s
    1. Current browser support
      7m 38s
    2. Ensuring block-level display
      4m 3s
    3. Adding support for elements in older browsers
      5m 41s
  8. 3m 46s
    1. Additional Resources
      3m 46s

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HTML5: Structure, Syntax, and Semantics
4h 34m Beginner May 31, 2011

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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.

Topics include:
  • Defining basic elements
  • Exploring the content model
  • Creating document sections
  • Using hgroup to override sectioning
  • Using the proper nesting structure
  • Choosing the right structural element
  • Using class and ID attributes
  • Building navigation
  • Grouping content with asides
  • Using divs in HTML5
  • Creating block level links
  • Defining link relationships
  • Understanding current browser support
  • Adding support for elements in older browsers
Subjects:
Developer Web Web Design Web Foundations Programming Languages Web Development
Software:
HTML
Author:
James Williamson

Additional Resources

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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