Recently, HTML5 is discussed hotly on various web forums and blogs. Every web developer is trying to be html5 professional and seeking for online tutorials. Indeed, being the next generation of word wide web standard, html5 is becoming more and more popular. In this article posting I will introduce some useful learning resources and good html5 website samples
What's HTML5 and what's good of it?
HTML5 is a language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web, and is the fifth revision of the HTML standard (created in 1990 and standardized as HTML4 as of 1997). Till present, html5 is still under development. HTML5 will be the new standard for HTML, XHTML, and the HTML DOM.
Some of the most interesting new features in HTML5:
- The canvas element for drawing
- The video and audio elements for media playback
- Better support for local offline storage
- New content specific elements, like article, footer, header, nav, section
- New form controls, like calendar, date, time, email, url, search
What would be the weak points of html5? Because the HTML5 is still in development progress, it's not yet widely supported by client end browsers (Internet Explorer for example). People have to install some plugins or extensions to show up the html5 website properly.
Some nice websites with html5 code behind:
official site: http://nilecode.com
official site: http://www.metesdtn.it
Who's the leader for html5 project developing? Apple of course! Their popular products iPhone and iPad are mainly html5 based system. I'm sure many of you have experienced with it's great performance.
Does html5 need support from hosting server?
No, html5 is working the same as older version. As long as you have html5 website designed you just need upload it to hosting space and it will be working. As explained in the first piece, the main problem is browser end support because it's still under development project.