It’s time! (for HTML5)

This week we begin full focus on HTML5 in our web design/interactive media web scripting courses (client-side and server-side). The modular nature of the release of HTML5 and CSS3 assets have been available for some time, and will probably be completed by the end of the year or early next year. We only work with what is fully usable, and experiment a bit with future features, but it is a different, more efficient and semantic way of coding sites. The new html5 document structure begins with simplicity: . This is a great improvement over the 2 line doctypes from HTML and XHTML.

The early books about HTML5 are still forthcoming, but we can recommend a few  books to help you get started.

Introducing HTML5 by Bruce Lawson, & Remy Sharp, 2011. New Riders, ISBN 0321-687299, $34.99.

Also check with Safari Books Online (through our library) for more new titles available to read free through the schools online account.

Hardboiled Web Design, by Andy Clarke, 2010. Five Simple Steps, ISBN 9781907828011.

HTML5: Up and Running, by Mark Pilgrim, 2010. O’Reilly Media. ISBN 10: 0-596-80602-7

If students are interested, we can provide a 1-2 hr workshop about HTML5 to help you get started.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colin Mitchell
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 11:30:29

    I think its great you guys are focusing on HTML5 and CSS3. I was a bit weary to start learning this until IE9’s release. So now that it is here, I will be using html5 for all future projects!

    Thanks for the book recommendations! Ill be picking these up soon!


    • Wayne
      Apr 09, 2011 @ 16:56:03

      You are welcome Colin, actually I’m surprised you have waited, but I think you will enjoy the direction HTML/CSS is heading. I would be glad to send some examples later, but you know how to find the current best practices. So far most developers are integrating XHTML with HTML5 and taking advantage of new tags yet hanging on to ‘s until there is a clear substitute. HTML5/Doctor and are the best web sites that keep up with changes, etc. Enjoy!



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