HTML5 Resources and Tutorials


What is HTML5?

HTML5 will be the new standard for HTML, XHTML, and the HTML DOM. According to the W3 Schools HTML5 is still a work in progress, but most contemporary browsers have some HTML5 support.

HTML5 New Features

Some of the most interesting new features in HTML5:

  • The canvas element for drawing
  • The video and audio elements for media playback
  • Better support for local offline storage
  • New content specific elements, like article, footer, header, nav, section
  • New form controls, like calendar, date, time, email, url, search


1. New Doctype:

XHTML: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “”>

HTML5: <!DOCTYPE html>

2. No More Types for Scripts and Links:

XHTML: <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”path/to/stylesheet.css” type=”text/css” />

HTML5: <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”path/to/stylesheet.css” />

3. Make your Content Editable:

This allows the user to edit any of the text contained within the element
XHTML: NOT Available

<p> To-Do List </p>
<ul contenteditable=”true”>
<li> Pick up milk</li>
<li> Go to the bank
<li> Study for test</li>

4. Email Input Validation

XHTML:NOT Available

<form action=”” method=”get”>
<label for=”email”>Email:</label>
<input id=”email” name=”email” type=”email” /> <button type=”submit”> Submit Form </button>

5. Header and Footer Markup Elements

XHTML: NOT Available

<div id=”header”> </div>

<div id=”footer”> </div>

6. Audio Markup Element

XHTML: NOT Available

<audio autoplay=”autoplay” controls=”controls”>
<source src=”file.mp3″ />
<a href=”file.mp3″>Download this file.</a>

7. Video Markup Element

XHTML: NOT Available

<video controls preload>
<source src=”video.mp4″ type=”video/mp4; ‘codecs=’avc1.42E01E, mp4a.40.2′” />

7. Mark Markup Element

XHTML: NOT Available

HTML5: <p> Hello <mark>”Don’t forget this”</mark>. </p>


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