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HTML5 this, HTML5 that! There’s been plenty of HTML5 talk around the blogging world recently. It’s no longer a tiny spec on the horizon, it’s due to arrive soon! Some have already embraced it and are using it on their latest sites. Want to join in on all the fun? Check out this collection of some of the best resources from various blogs and websites in the industry. Each one gives an interesting insight into what’s in store with detailed write-ups, tutorials and handy cheat sheets to help you along your way.
A good place to start for a dose of HTML5 goodness is this in-depth article from Smashing Magazine. Learn about the basics, and see what changes are due to take place with some handy illustrations and diagrams.
For those wanting to read up on some more complicated HTML 5 features, A List Apart has an article covering everything you’d want to know about regular expressions, SVG graphics and the Canvas element.
Woork provides some useful guidelines and examples in this post, showing how both HTML and CSS can be written to work together.
If tutorials are more your thing, get your hands dirty with this walkthrough on SpicyWebDesign, which covers the process of building a simple web page layout with a HTML5 structure.
This four part series on Design Shack covers everything you could wish for, starting with the basics the series then moves on to explain the new elements, discusses semantic changes and describes how to get HTML5 working today.
A List Apart were on the ball in 2007 when they published this fantastic article that previewed the changes in HTML5. Two years later it still acts as a popular destination to familiarise yourself with the new markup.
Steve Smith on HTML5 and CSS3
Learn what renown front end developer Steve Smith has to say about HTML5 in his recent interview on the Carsonified blog, prior to his HTML5/CSS3 workshop at FOWD in New York.
If you have your sights set on implementing HTML5 in your next website project, the HTML5 doctor could offer some great advice with a site full of useful questions/answers and articles.
The Future of HTML 5
Bruce Lawson gave an introduction to HTML5 at the FOWA London conference, and explained how it might be used in the future. See the full video of the presentation over at Carsonified’s blog.
If you’re simply wondering what all the fuss is about, head on over to Read Write Web for a roundup of just 5 exciting things to look forward to in HTML 5.
Sitepoint hosts this excellent article covering some of the latest updates in HTML5, and shows us how we can put the markup into practice on our websites today.
If you would prefer something to download and keep to hand, Smashing Magazine’s PDF cheat sheet gives an overview of each tag and attribute with a description of each.
How about a printable version of Woork’s HTML5 cheat sheet to stick on your office wall? Or better yet, stick it on your bedroom ceiling so it’s the last thing you see at night, and your first sight in the morning!
Have a few hours of spare time? If you’re feeling adventurous why not read through the HTML5 Draft Standard from the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group.