Of course, HTML5 remains an untested new technology, and it may not be for everyone. Still, if you think you are up for the challenge, you may wish to jump in right away. Ready or not, HTML5 will be the new standard for HTML, and is designed to support CSS3 fully in all its variety of modules. Unbelievably, it has been over a decade since the release of the previous version of HTML, HTML 4.01, which came out in 1999. Obviously, the web has changed significantly since then, with the advent of Web 2.0 user-generated content, modern social media sites, and mobile devices dominating internet access.
For those not in the know, HTML5 is the result of cooperation between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). Previously, WHATWG had focused on web forms and applications, whereas W3C was working with XHTML 2.0. In 2006, they decided to cooperate and create a new version of HTML, which ultimately became what we now know as HTML5. Take a look at some of these carefully selected tutorials below if you are interested in learning about this cutting-edge technology, and maybe getting started.
1. Coding a triangle mesh for 3D objects in HTML5
This tutorial will teach you how to make cool 3D objects in HTML5.
2. Learn How to Make Games in HTML5
Here you will find a five-part tutorial on how to code your own Galaxian-style shooter.
3. Creating a Simple Responsive HTML5 Template
Having Adobe Macromedia Dreamweaver and Rapid PHP is recommended, but any html/css/php editor will do.
4. Create Drag and Drop Features in HTML5
HTML5 eliminates the necessity of using jQuery, MooTools, or other libraries in creating drag and drop features. This article shows you how.
5. Create an Animated CSS3 Photo Stack
This lightweight slideshow even works well on mobile devices.
6. Create CSS3 Patterned Buttons
This allows the coder to include subtle patterns on their website’s buttons.
7. Create a Survey with HTML5
This engaging survey plays more like a game than the conventional (and boring) surveys of most websites.
8. Create a Drop Down Menu with Search Box in CSS3 and HTML
This lets the coder take advantage of the Square UI, a PSD User Interface Pack that you can use to create startup projects, websites or iOS/Android Apps.
9. Create an E-Commerce Web Element with CSS3
This handy Web Element has become extremely popular among many different E-Commerce websites.
10. HTML5 for Beginners
As the title suggests, this article covers the basics of HTML5 that might be missed in some of the more specific tutorials.
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Helen works in web design for Clickinks.com, online distributor of brother ink cartridges and other ink cartridges for your printing needs. Helen loves her job, when she is not in the office she enjoy playing the piano and learning how to code.