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Using the exercise files

From: HTML5 First Look

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If you are a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you have access to the Exercise Files accompanying this course. To use the Exercise Files, download them and place them in a central location on your local computer. I recommend copying the files to the Desktop, as this makes them easy to find and easy to clean up after you're done with the title. The Exercise Files are organized in folders, representing chapters and movie numbers. At the beginning of each movie, I'll call out the location of the Exercise Files and you should see an overlay on the screen, showing you the location of the files for that particular exercise.

Using the exercise files

If you are a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you have access to the Exercise Files accompanying this course. To use the Exercise Files, download them and place them in a central location on your local computer. I recommend copying the files to the Desktop, as this makes them easy to find and easy to clean up after you're done with the title. The Exercise Files are organized in folders, representing chapters and movie numbers. At the beginning of each movie, I'll call out the location of the Exercise Files and you should see an overlay on the screen, showing you the location of the files for that particular exercise.

Each folder also contains a folder titled finished_files. If you want to check your work against the finished version of the file, you can find them in this folder. I also want to mention that this title doesn't require the use of one HTML editor over another. So you are welcome to use any authoring tool that you are comfortable with. I use Dreamweaver CS5 in the videos for several reasons. First, I am comfortable with the coding environment and second, at the time of this recording, Adobe has released an HTML5 support extension that offers more support for HTML5 coding than most editors.

In the end, you'll notice that all the exercises are hand-coded and that we don't use any of Dreamweaver's visual design tools. You can reproduce these exercises using any HTML or even text editor that you are familiar with. You'll also notice that I routinely test example files in multiple browsers. As emerging technology, HTML5 and CSS3 are not evenly supported among browsers yet. For this title, I am using Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome 5.0, Safari 5.0, and Opera 10.6.

If your browser versions differ, you may experience different results when testing your files.

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HTML5 First Look

50 video lessons · 73680 viewers

James Williamson
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  1. 3m 56s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 50s
    3. Who is this course for?
      1m 5s
  2. 21m 12s
    1. Exploring prior standards
      4m 26s
    2. Why do we need HTML5?
      3m 32s
    3. HTML5 timeline
      4m 24s
    4. Current HTML5 support
      4m 25s
    5. What HTML5 is (and what it isn't)
      4m 25s
  3. 27m 49s
    1. HTML5 vs. HTML4
      3m 25s
    2. New structural tags
      6m 1s
    3. New content tags
      4m 7s
    4. New application-focused tags
      5m 32s
    5. Deprecated elements
      4m 28s
    6. API overview
      4m 16s
  4. 22m 29s
    1. Content models
      5m 33s
    2. Understanding the outline algorithm
      3m 21s
    3. The role of ‹div› tags
      4m 20s
    4. Using ID and class attributes
      2m 6s
    5. DOCTYPE declarations
      4m 16s
    6. Character encoding
      2m 53s
  5. 41m 27s
    1. Basic page structure
      3m 40s
    2. Structuring top-level elements
      7m 30s
    3. Structuring interior content
      8m 42s
    4. Building headers
      9m 11s
    5. Checking document outlines
      5m 46s
    6. Ensuring cross-browser structure
      6m 38s
  6. 27m 53s
    1. New input types
      5m 57s
    2. Setting form autofocus
      2m 53s
    3. Using placeholder data
      4m 4s
    4. Marking required fields
      3m 24s
    5. Working with number inputs
      5m 49s
    6. Using date pickers
      5m 46s
  7. 1h 1m
    1. Canvas overview
      6m 21s
    2. Adding canvas content
      8m 58s
    3. Drawing in the canvas environment
      12m 9s
    4. Drag-and-drop API overview
      6m 18s
    5. Offline applications overview
      7m 11s
    6. Video overview
      5m 45s
    7. Encoding video
      8m 23s
    8. Adding video
      5m 58s
  8. 57m 33s
    1. Geolocation API overview
      5m 50s
    2. Web storage API overview
      5m 40s
    3. WebSockets overview
      4m 16s
    4. CSS3 overview
      6m 38s
    5. Enhancing typography with CSS3
      7m 42s
    6. Using @font-face
      7m 11s
    7. Styling HTML5 with CSS3
      10m 23s
    8. Using CSS3 transitions
      9m 53s
  9. 5m 6s
    1. Final thoughts
      3m 49s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 17s

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