Chapter 1: Introducing HTML5
This chapter is a general overview of what’s new, what’s the same and what’s been removed from HTML that makes HTML5. At this time, one of the most important tasks is to find out which browsers work with HTML5, which ones are in development that promise HTML5 compatibility and how each has started to implement HTML5. Also, you’ll want to learn about some of the new browsers that are specifically developed for mobile devices, so you can test HTML5 pages on your mobile device, too. To get started, download all the HTML5 browsers (covered in this chapter) so that you can learn what users will see when they encounter an HTML5 Web page that you’ve created.
Creating with Tags: An Overview
Most of the content on the Internet is created with HyperText Markup Language (HTML). You may be surprised to learn that several applications you use every day — for example, your word processor — also were created with markup languages. However, like all computer languages, with HTML, all you see is the content, not the underlying language. The language works like the frame of a building — you know it’s there underneath all that paint and drywall, but you can’t see it. In this book, I make the language of HTML very visible and show you how to use it to build your own structures.
If you’re familiar with previous versions of HTML and XHTML, you’ll be able to transfer the bulk of your knowledge to HTML5. And if you’re brand-new to working with HTML, you’ll find HTML5 quite ...