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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.
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 location of the exercise files and you should see an overlay on the screen showing you the location of 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're welcome to use any authoring tool that you are comfortable with. I'll be using Dreamweaver CS5 for my coding, but which editor you use doesn't really matter. All of our exercises are hand coded and I don't use any of Dreamweaver's tools outside of taking advantage of its HTML5 code-hinting capabilities. You can easily reproduce these exercises using any HTML or text editor that you're familiar with.
I also recommend testing your files on the most recent versions of available browsers. For this title I'll be using Firefox 4.01, Chrome 11, Safari 5.03, Opera 10.63, and Internet Explorer 9. Obviously, new versions of these browsers are released frequently, so your versions may differ and you should be aware that differences in implementations are possible.
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