5 HTML Tutorials You’ll Find Useful

5 05 2011

If you haven’t started learning HTML 5 yet, then you’re behind the curve ball. It won’t be long before HTML 5 is out of development and in common use. Then will be too late to learn how to use it. Your competition will be way ahead of you and you’ll be playing catch up.

Here are 5 HTML 5 tutorials that you’ll find helpful today and that you’ll continue to use when everyone else is programming with it as well.

  1. Using The Canvas Element In HTML 5 – You’ll need to know a little JavaScript in addition to HTML, but this powerful feature will allow you to create graphical applications more simply and have fun doing it.
  2. Using The HTML 5 Section Element – This is one you’ll use often.
  3. Using HTML Definition Lists – For specific use with Visual Studio 2010.
  4. Introduction to Off-Line Capabilities With HTML 5 – Help your site visitors use your apps off line with this great tutorial.
  5. Creating Credit Card Payment Forms With HTML 5 – An advanced tutorial. You’ll learn how to create credit card forms easily using HTML 5 as your basic programming code.

HTML 5 is revolutionizing web development. It will be easier and more fun to design dynamic websites with HTML 5. Take a few tutorials and learn how to design your next website with HTML 5.


10 New Markup Elements In HTML 5

29 04 2011

HTML 5 has a lot of new developments for web designers. If you have gotten used to HTML 4 and think that HTML 5 will be easy to learn, you could be in for a shock as you’ll have to learn a whole new language (almost).

There are still some common elements, however, HTML 5 does introduce some new markup. Here are 10 new markup elements introduced by HTML 5:

  1. Article – This markup element is for using syndicated content from another website.
  2. Command – Used for a button, radiobutton, or a checkbox.
  3. Header – Introduces a section or a document and could include navigation.
  4. Nav – Used for a section of navigation.
  5. Video – Video elements now have their own markup in HTML 5.
  6. Keygen – Generate keys to authenticate users.
  7. Embed – For embedded content, such as a widget or a plug-in.
  8. Hgroup – For a section of headings. For example, H1 to H6.
  9. Aside – Separate content that is related to the surrounding content. Resembles a sidebar in print design.
  10. Figcaption – Defines the capture of a figure element, which can include a group of stand-alone content, photos, or videos.

There are plenty more new markup elements in HTML 5. This just barely scratches the surface. To learn more HTML 5 markup with a tutorial and a free download, visit HTML Atoms.

Will HTML 5 Save The Web?

25 04 2011

HTML 5 is in the late development stage and it’s looking pretty good. I like a lot of the new ways of making certain web design elements work. I like the definitions of web design elements. And I like the overall direction that HTML is taking with the fifth generation. But will it save the Web?

In truth, the Web is in no danger of going anywhere. It’s not in the running for sudden destruction. It’s not even in decline. However, HTML is.

Let’s face it. HTML 4 is outdated and almost irrelevant. If you look at how most websites are being designed these days, the bulk of code that is going into them is CSS, PHP, and JavaScript. The Windows server equivalent is ASP.

While HTML is still being used, it makes up a small percentage of the actual code for most websites. But HTML 5 could change that.

CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and ASP will still be used after HTML 5 is released to the public. But HTML 5 does show some promise for reducing the amount of code overall in web development and the over reliance of other code in particular.

HTML 5 offers many new web design developments and some of them are based on elements that have typically not been associated with HTML. The Web may not be in danger of dying, but HTML 5 will certainly improve the way website designers and developers are creating their billboards.