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Teach Yourself HTML5


The BeQRious team has been seeing a lot of sites now rendered using HTML5. HTML5 is the latest specification on how programmers and designers should use HTML. Why is HTML5 a big deal?   Because it can help you design better-looking and more interactive sites.  It also supports video and audio, making the use of Flash obsolete. It also offers geolocation support, offline storage, better forms and better support for web apps.

So how do you learn HTML5?

1. Learn HTML4 first.

It may sound ridiculous and you might think that you have HTML4 mastered, but you will be surprised that there are a lot of tags in HTML4 that you do not usually use. Take a look at the different HTML4 tags here and refresh yourself on the tags that are not marked as deprecated.

2. Familiarize yourself with HTML5.

It might be a long reading, but remember to keep yourself updated on HTML5 specifications, as well as know the difference between HTML4 and HTML5.

3. Then teach yourself HTML5.

There are countless of references on the Internet for HTLM5 tutorials. But we think that these are the ones that are worth your time

a. HTML5 for beginners.  This article can give you a good preparation for HTML5 http://www.whatcreative.co.uk/blog/tutorials/html5-for-beginners-use-it-now-its-easy/

b. Web pages.  The ultimate guide to building web pages using HTML5.

c. Techniques for HTML5 AND CSS3!  This article teaches you how to create a site using both HTML5 and CSS3.

d. Working with video.  HTML5 can make your pages come alive with video. So here is how you could add videos to your pages using HTML5!

e. See HTML5 and CSS3 in action.  This video can help you appreciate the power and beauty of both HTML5 and CSS3.

f. Drag and Drop.  One of the new features of HTML5 is the drag and drop. Now you can have your visitors drag objects around your site.   View this simple example here.

g. Using HTML5 for your forms.  HTML5 can help you create beautiful forms that are both stylish and functional.  Here is one example!

h. Cheat sheets.  If you want the easy way out and if you have a basic or intermediate knowledge of how HTML5 works, then check out the cheat sheets here:



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