This article is first in a series of four that will help readers grasp the
changes that are being introduced to the web and web browsers with HTML5.
This article will provide an overview of the current browser support for
html5 and the kind of things that it can do as well as its limitations.
So what’s this HTML5 stuff anyways?
Well HTML5 is an overhaul of HTML4 in some respects (There are many
changes/additions to the Document Object Model — which is the way that web
pages talk to the web browser to display markup). There are many syntax
adjustments that will make writing and reading web code easier. It also
redefines how websites are displayed and gives developers more tools to
create media-rich and functionally complete web applications without having
to rely on third-party languages, such as PHP, flash, or CGI. In fact, many
of the functions of Adobe Flash c... (more)
Welcome to part two of the four part primer to HTML5 development. In this
article, I will showcase some of the additions to the HTML5 tag library that
we can leverage to make media-rich websites and web applications in the blink
of an eye without Flash or other 3rd-party code.