Document outlines have changed a bit in HTML5. For a start, they’re actually in the spec! The HTML5 Doctor is here to explain what document outlines are, how to make good ones, and why you should care.
Given HTML’s roots in the academic world, it should be no surprise that quoting is well-accomodated in the elements blockquote and q, with their optional cite attribute. In addition, there’s the cite element, which over the last nine years went from ‘semantic orphan element made good’ to one of the more contentious elements in HTML5. Let’s power up the endoscope and examine the scarring, starting with blockquote.
Before we start it is imperative to point out that this redesign is still very much a work in progress and over the coming weeks and months we will be looking to progress it further with the introduction of; fluidity, responsiveness through media queries, the introduction of new features and tweaking/removing certain aspects once we have analysed how you are using it.
The clinic is packed this week with your HTML5 ailments! Today, we’ll discuss an HTML5 syntax dilemma, using sections within sections, link semantics, describing the contents of a figure, and marking up web app toolbars.
At the beginning of the year, all seven of the HTML5 Doctors met up and started to discuss the problem of browser support within the realm of HTML5, CSS3 and all the sexy new APIs.
For the last couple of years, it’s been fashionable to have “fat footers” in websites. Take, for example, Jeffrey Zeldman’s footer…
The clinic is getting busy with more HTML5 ailments! This week, we’ll cover the separation of formatting and content, custom elements, using aside for social links, sections with no visible titles, and canvas in the DOM.
While they’re essential reading material for our job, W3C specifications tend to make for poor reading material. One intrepid developer set out to change this for himself — “HTML5 for Web Developers” is the fruit of his labours. In addition to introducing this awesome new resource, we make a delicious fruit salad for you by comparing it to the other HTML(5) specs.
Recently Ian Hickson, editor of the HTML5 specification, announced that HTML is the new HTML5, meaning that the WHATWG will drop the numeral “5” and just call their spec “HTML”. Giant brains John Foliot and Bruce Lawson engage in an intellectual clash of the titans over whether or not you should care.
HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications by Matthew David (Focal Press). I’ll be honest and up front, this is a pretty negative review. I’ve been sitting on it for months, but decided to post it as people have asked our opinion of this book.