Articles by Jack Osborne

The contenteditable attribute

For some time now, we’ve been using various technologies to edit and store text within a web browser. Now with the contenteditable attribute, things have got a whole lot easier. In this article, I’ll tell you what this attribute is for, how it works, and how we can take things further.

The scoped attribute

The scoped attribute for the style element allows you to include styles mid-document that targets a specific element and its children. Depending upon how you look at this, it’ll either be a godsend or a curse. Once you’ve reached the end of this article, I hope you can form your own opinion.

Injecting new life into the Doctor

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 hgroup hokey cokey

As you may well have heard this week, hgroup has been in, out and in the spec again, while members of the W3C and others have truly been shaking it all about. If you’ve missed this latest merry dance then please head on over to the W3 bug report page to help get a clearer indication.

Reviewing HTML5 for Web Designers

HTML5 for Web Designers, written by Jeremy Keith, is the first book to be published under the A Book Apart brand, founded by Mandy Brown, Jason Santa Maria, and Jeffrey Zeldman.

HTML5 Doctor Glossary

You’re obviously here because you’re interested in HTML5. You might even be here because the thought of reading the HTML5 spec on the W3C site gives you nightmares. Well, fear not, for you shall be able to sleep easy once again! We’ve just launched the HTML5 glossary.

The Address Element

The address element has been around since the HTML3 spec was drafted in 1995, and it continues to survive in the latest drafts of HTML5. But nearly fifteen years after its creation, it's still causing confusion among developers. So how should we be using address in our documents?

The Footer Element Update

When I wrote the previous version of this article a few months ago, I knew, as I’m sure many of you also knew, that this element in particular would be subject to change as the HTML5 spec neared it’s completion. The problem was simple, the footer element just didn’t feel 'complete', it just didn’t offer the same flexibility as other elements. Now that’s changed.

Your questions answered #2

Last month we decided to pull together a post that covered some of the emails that were sent in through the contact page. Since the publication of the last post we have received a lot more questions regarding the HTML 5 spec and have decided that some of these warranted another post.

The footer element

For some time now we’ve become accustomed to seeing <div id=”footer”> at the bottom of web pages but with the introduction of HTML 5 it’s time to say goodbye. With the addition of the new <footer> element we now have more scope and flexibility.