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HTML 5 is the next major revision of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the core markup language of the World Wide Web. HTML 5 is expected to be important to Web application development, including content management systems which employ multimedia or high levels of interaction design.



Adventures in Web 3.0: Part 1 - HTML 5

With HTML5 markup in place I started wondering about how CSS would affect things. The first thing I discovered was that Firefox doesn't have much in the way of default styling for the new elements - so setting background colours doesn't have much effect until I added some default styles.

Crowther, Rob. Boog Design (2009). Articles>Web Design>HTML>HTML5


Another Look at HTML 5

It has become evident to me that some of my previous comments about HTML 5 and what is going on in the HTML Working Group are the result of misunderstanding and overreacting on my part. I no longer think things are quite as bad.

Johansson, Roger. 456 Berea Street (2007). Articles>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


Apple Didn't Kill Flash, HTML5 Did

For most end-users, the debate over Flash is largely a debate about web video. Yes, Flash is used in other ways — for web-based games and ever-decreasingly in website design — but thanks in large part to YouTube, Flash is most commonly associated with web video. Web video is overwhelmingly encoded in H.264. Not only is the H.264 codec the default encoding setting for practically every video service online, it is also by and large the default codec for raw video from digital video cameras.

Warren, Christina. Mashable (2010). Articles>Web Design>Multimedia>HTML5


Building a Custom HTML5 Video Player with CSS3 and jQuery

The HTML5 VIDEO element is already supported by most modern browsers, and even IE has support announced for version 9. There are many advantages of having video embedded natively in the browser (covered in the article Introduction to HTML5 video by Bruce Lawson), so many developers are trying to use it as soon as possible. There are a couple of barriers to this that remain, most notably the problem of which codecs are supported in each browser, with a disagreement between Opera/Firefox and IE/Safari. That might not be a problem for much longer though, with Google recently releasing the VP8 codec, and the WebM project coming into existence. Opera, Firefox, Chrome and IE9 all have support in final builds, developer builds, or at least support announced for this format, and Flash will be able to play VP8. This means that we will soon be able to create a single version of the video that will play in the VIDEO element in most browsers, and the Flash Player in those that don't support WebM natively.

Colceriu, Cristian-Ionut. Opera (2010). Articles>Web Design>Multimedia>HTML5


Building Web Pages With HTML 5

Depending on who you ask, HTML 5 is either the next important step toward creating a more semantic web or a disaster that's going to trap the web in yet another set of incomplete tags and markup soup. The problem with both sides of the argument is that very few sites are using HTML 5 in the wild, so the theoretical solutions to its perceived problems remain largely untested.

Webmonkey (2009). Resources>Web Design>Wikis>HTML5


Building Web Pages With HTML 5

Depending on who you ask, HTML 5 is either the next important step toward creating a more semantic web or a disaster that’s going to trap the web in yet another set of incomplete tags and markup soup. The problem with both sides of the argument is that very few sites are using HTML 5 in the wild, so the theoretical solutions to its perceived problems remain largely untested. That said, it isn’t hard to see both the benefits and potential hang-ups with the next generation of web markup tools.

Webmonkey (2010). Articles>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


Can the alt Attribute Be Omitted Without Hurting Accessibility?

In the current editor’s draft of the HTML 5 specification, the alt attribute for images is no longer required. I am not convinced that this is a good idea.

Johansson, Roger. 456 Berea Street (2007). Articles>Web Design>Accessibility>HTML5


Capturing Audio and Video in HTML5

It might not be apparent, but the rise of HTML5 has brought a surge of access to device hardware. Geolocation (GPS), the Orientation API (accelerometer), WebGL (GPU), and the Web Audio API (audio hardware) are perfect examples. These features are ridiculously powerful, exposing high level JavaScript APIs that sit on top of the system's underlying hardware capabilities. This tutorial introduces a new API, navigator.getUserMedia(), which allows web apps to access a user's camera and microphone.

Bidelman, Eric. HTML5 Rocks (2012). Articles>Web Design>Multimedia>HTML5


Creating Cross Browser HTML5 Forms Now, Using modernizr, webforms2 and html5Widgets

Calendars, colour swatches, sliding widgets, client side validation: this is the nirvana that the HTML5 forms module promises. Some would say “So what? I’ve seen this on the web for years!”, and they’d be right. There have been some really brilliant people coding some really interesting widget and validation frameworks, so why should we change?

Hawryluk, Zoltan. User Agent Man (2010). Articles>Web Design>Forms>HTML5


Decoding the HTML 5 Video Codec Debate

The HTML 5 video element has the potential to liberate streaming Internet video from plugin prison, but a debate over which codec to define in the standard is threatening to derail the effort. Ars takes a close look at the HTML 5 codec controversy and examines the relative strengths and weaknesses of H.264 and Ogg Theora.

Paul, Ryan. Ars Technica (2009). Articles>Web Design>Video>HTML5


Detecting HTML5 Features

You may well ask: “How can I start using HTML5 if older browsers don’t support it?” But the question itself is misleading. HTML5 is not one big thing; it is a collection of individual features. So you can’t detect “HTML5 support,” because that doesn’t make any sense. But you can detect support for individual features, like canvas, video, or geolocation.

Dive Into HTML5 (2009). Articles>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


Dive Into HTML5

Dive Into HTML5 seeks to elaborate on a hand-picked Selection of features from the HTML5 specification and other fine Standards. I shall publish Drafts periodically, as time permits.

Dive Into HTML5. Resources>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


Flash Video Obsolete with HTML 5?

With the prophesied coming of HTML 5 and the video tag, Flash could be on the very short end of a very long stick and the new messiah for online video could take the world by storm. In fact, without some severely significant reasons to continue using it I daresay that it could go the way of the Dodo in regards to online video. I mean seriously.

Rick, Christopher. Open Video Standards (2009). Articles>Web Design>Multimedia>HTML5


Forward Towards the Past  (link broken)

I'm reading worrying things about the discussions about the next version of HTML, known as HTML5. It looks to me as if things are going in the wrong direction. Oh, and in order not to disappoint long-time readers there'll be a little barb against XHTML pretenders at the end of the article.

Olsson, Tommy. Autistic Cuckoo, The (2007). Articles>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


Get Ready for HTML 5

Ready or not, here it comes. Despite the confusion surrounding its evolution, real-world HTML 5 is right around the corner. Longtime ALA contributor J. David Eisenberg returns to get us all up to speed on the markup we’re about to be writing.

Eisenberg, J. David. List Apart, A (2009). Articles>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


The 'header' Element

Recently, we have seen a growing interest in HTML 5 and it’s adoption by web professionals. Within the HTML 5 specfication we can see that there have been a significant number of new tags added, one of these the

element is what we’ll be covering in this post. We’ll talk about when to use it, when not to use it, it’s must haves and must not haves.

HTML 5 Doctor (2009). Articles>Web Design>HTML>HTML5


An Honest Open Discussion on Web Standards and HTML 5

We need an open honest discussion about HTML5 and what it means for the web. Unfortunately, you aren’t going to get the truth from fanatics on either side, but instead we all need to examine all of the evidence and come to our own conclusions. I have spent a great deal of time analyzing the facts, and in the process I have made several observations.

Tucker, David. DavidTucker.net (2009). Articles>Web Design>Multimedia>HTML5


How to Draw with HTML 5 Canvas

Among the set of goodies in the HTML 5 specification is Canvas which is a way to programmatically draw using JavaScript. We’ll explore the ins and outs of Canvas in this article, demonstrating what is possible with examples and links.

Newman, Jamie. Carsonified (2009). Articles>Web Design>Graphic Design>HTML5


HTML 5 and the Summary Attribute

As I wrote in Help screen reader users by giving data tables a summary, the summary attribute on the table element can be used to provide information that helps non-sighted users understand data tables. The current draft of HTML 5 requires that validators display a warning if they encounter a summary attribute, since it is now an 'obsolete but conforming feature.'

Johansson, Roger. 456 Berea Street (2009). Articles>Web Design>Accessibility>HTML5


HTML 5 and Web Video: Freeing Rich Media from Plugin Prison

DailyMotion and Google are both experimenting with the HTML 5 video element and have strongly endorsed standards-based solutions for deploying video on the Web. Ars takes a close look at the state of open video and explores both the benefits and challenges of liberating rich media from the proprietary plugin prison.

Paul, Ryan. Ars Technica (2009). Articles>Web Design>Video>HTML5


HTML 5 and XHTML 2

While the intention of both HTML V5 and XHTML V2 is to improve on the existing versions, the approaches the developers chose to make those improvements is very different. And with differing philosophies come distinct results. For the first time in many years, the direction of upcoming browser versions is uncertain. Uncover the bigger picture behind the details of these two standards.

de Jonge, Adriaan. IBM (2007). Articles>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


HTML 5 Differences from HTML 4

HTML 5 defines the fifth major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web, HTML. "HTML 5 differences from HTML 4" describes the differences between HTML 4 and HTML 5 and provides some of the rationale for the changes.

W3C (2009). Articles>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


HTML 5 Doctor

html5doctor is a collaboration between, Rich Clark, Bruce Lawson, Jack Osborne, Mike Robinson, Remy Sharp and Tom Leadbetter. The site came about following a HTML5 meetup after the Future of Web Design conference in London (2009). We decided that there wasn’t a resource that catered for the people who wished to find out more about implementing HTML5 and how to go about it, so we thought we’d better build one. We will publish articles relating to HTML5 and it’s semantics and how to use them, here and now.

HTML 5 Doctor. Resources>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


The HTML 5 Image Element

One of the great things about the current HTML 5 draft is that they give plenty of examples of how to specify alternate text for images, although a few of them are misguided. Alternate text should be concise, and a longer description provided with a longdesc attribute if necessary.

Lemon, Gez. Juicy Studio (2007). Design>Web Design>Standards>HTML5


HTML 5 Links Smartphones, Mobiles, Home Electronics

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 5 is attracting increasing attention as the standard technology for the next-generation web. Naturally, it will have massive impact on personal computers (PC), smartphones and mobile phones, and the effects will spread out to include other home electronics as well.

Hokugo, Tatsuro. Tech-On (2009). Articles>Web Design>Mobile>HTML5



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