The main element

Recently, main was formally added to the W3C HTML specification. Now that the dust has settled, it’s about time we dive in to find out where and when it’s appropriate to use main. Let’s get started.

HTML5 forms input types

In the first article in this series we looked at the history of HTML5 forms and many of the new attributes available to us. In this second and final part of the series, we’ll look at the new input types available in HTML5. As we’ll see, these new features will go a long way toward making your life easier while delivering a delightful user experience. The best thing about all this? You can start using them now.

HTML5 forms introduction and new attributes

No doubt you interact with at least one form on the Web every day. Whether you’re searching for content or logging in to your e-mail account or Facebook page, using online forms is one of the most common tasks performed on the Web. As designers and developers, creating forms has a certain monotony about it, particularly writing validation scripts for them. HTML5 introduces a number of new attributes, input types, and other elements for your markup toolkit. In this article we’ll be focussing on the new attributes with a future article looking at the new input types.

Simplequiz #7: Pinterest

One of our readers commented on an article a while ago (I won’t tell you which one just now ;) asking about marking up items on Pinterest. It struck me that this would be a prime candidate for a Simplequiz, so here we are.

Your HTML5 Questions 20

We’re back again to answer some more of your questions. This time we’ve included a bonus answer so you’ve got six to go at, rather than the usual 5. In this post cover a XMLHttpRequest query, how to define sections, understanding outlines, what markup to use for a social bar, using HTML5 with a legacy site and hidden headings for accessibility.

Review: HTML5 Multimedia: Develop and Design

With a number of HTML5 books now available, we’re starting to see them cover more specific areas of HTML5. HTML5 Multimedia: Develop and Design, written by fellow HTML5 Doctor Ian Devlin, focusses on native multimedia in HTML5. Read my review below to find out what it’s all about. Disclosure: Ian is a friend of mine […]

Your HTML5 Questions 19

As you may have noticed, we’ve not written one of these posts in a while. That’s not down to us not receiving them, though. Government cutbacks have hit health services hard, so decisions had to be made. Well, that and the fact that we’ve all just been manically busy with our day jobs.

Latest News: An awards win and DuckDuckGo plugin

Some of our regular readers may remember that last year we won the “Blog of the Year” award at the critters. Well, astonishingly in the face of stiff competition from none other than A List Apart and we’ve managed to win another critter, this time in the “Web Open To All” category. Thanks to […]

The output element

Across the web, you’ll see a range of sites that feature calculators for working out things like loan repayments, mortgage rates, tax, insurance, and more. Until now, we’ve had no way of semantically marking up the result of those calculations. Enter: the <output> element! In this article, we’ll show you <output> and some related JavaScript tricks. Let’s get cracking.

Review: HTML5 Now (DVD)

We all learn in different ways. Some of us are readers or writers, some are kinesthetic learners, some prefer video or audio. If you fall into either of the latter two categories, Tantek Çelik’s DVD HTML5 Now might just be for you.