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Beginning HTML5 and CSS3: The Web Evolved by Divya Manian, Oli Studholme, Richard Clark, Christopher Murphy

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Chapter 2

Your First Plunge into HTML5

In our first chapter we covered the background of HTML5, why we should start using it now, and some modern web standards development principles. In this chapter, we’ll get started with creating some actual HTML5 web pages.

We’ll begin this chapter with a look at how we marked up Chapter 1’s homework page. We’ll use it as the basis for an exploration of how some well-known elements have changed, especially the DOCTYPE, which is now considerably simpler and easier to remember.

Once we’ve covered that we undertake a time-honored tradition by embarking on a “Hello World!” journey, culminating in the creation ...

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