HTML5 has captured the attention of web designers and developers worldwide. Browsers like Firefox and Safari, and numerous mobile devices (Apple iPhone, Google Android, Palm Pre) all have some support for HTML5 - but it's not obvious what you can use. That's where this video steps in. It delivers a solid introduction to HTML5 and how to get started today. The video provides instruction, examples, and explanations to get started with using HTML5 immediately, both in new projects, and how to transition existing HTML and XHTML pages to HTML5. All this is explained in ways that are compatible with existing browsers and shows authors how to progressively take advantage of new support in modern browsers and devices.

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Average Rating: 4.310344827586207 out of 5 rating Based on 29 Ratings

"Video feed has problems" - by peterg on 20-SEP-2012
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The progress bar fills ahead of current point and then collapses back to current point and then video stalls. I have tried this with several sections of this video. Problem happens of latest firefox and chrome. No other sources give me this problem. Very hard to watch if stalling every 30 secs. Other users have reported this in the reviews.

Please put a prominent technical feedback/support button on your pages.

The content seems to be very good -  but useless if it can't be watched.

Also very hard to work out what to do to get out of 'preview mode'. Eventually added to favorites - which really is  'bookshelf' then I could watch it. Please check your usability.

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"back and forth" - by student on 03-FEB-2012
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I found these videos to be harder to follow, because the scene constantly changes from his computer screen to himself sitting in a room.  Normally this type of action would not bother or hinder my viewing, however the changes back and forth were happening too quickly.  By the time I would start typing notes from his computer screen it would change the scene right back to him sitting in his chair.  I constantly had to pause and rewind to be able to take notes.
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"HTML5 now now!" - by great overview on 14-JUL-2011
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Fantastic overview!
Thanks Tantek.

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"Great introduction to HTML5 for HTML4 developers" - by Jack McKenzie on 25-MAY-2011
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If you are an experienced web developer or designer who has plenty of HTML (or XHTML) experience but are feeling left behind about HTML5, then this is a great way to catch up quickly and easily. I found the video much easier than reading a book. Tantek was brief and to the point so it was easy to follow, and he didn't go over old ground an HTML 4 developer is expected to know. Highly recommended if you are in the target audience.

The content is likely to date fairly soon as much of what is presented is subject to changes as the HTML5 spec is finalised and browser implementors follow suit, or not as the case may be.

My only annoyance had to do with the video and audio getting out of sequence, so I had to keep stopping and restarting the video. However that is a technical issue and has nothing to do with the technical content.

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"Usefull information about compatibility" - by Anonymous on 09-MAY-2011
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In this video I found very simple but useful information about compatibility.
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Table of Contents



1. Introduction


2. Background: Where did HTML5 come from?


3. HTML5 Overview


4. HTML5 Basics


5. HTML5 Transition


6. Notable changes to HTML4 features


7. HTML5 flexibility, universality, consistency


8. Adopted from XHTML 1.1: Ruby


9. Checkpoint: Validating HTML5


10a. New HTML5 semantics


10b. Page Structure


10c. Articles and heading groups


10d. Figures, marks and dates


10e. Summary


11. HTML5 native vector graphics


12. HTML5 native audio and video


13. New HTML5 user interface elements


14. The HTML5 bleeding edge


15. Checkpoint: Revalidate


16. Conclusion



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