I realised (when looking myself) that there are a lot of demos and tutorials that show you how to drag-and-drop a file into the browser and then render it on the page. They're often labelled as "drag-and-drop and upload", but they actually don't upload. This tutorial will take you that final step.
Drag and Drop and Automatically Send to the Server
We’ve already had a glimpse at Server-Sent Events (also known as EventSource, and I’ll switch between the two to keep you on your toes) in my Methods of Communication article from last year. In this article, I want to delve in to more detail about the SSE API, demonstrate its features, and even show you how to polyfill browsers that lack EventSource support.
Storing Data the Simple HTML5 Way (and a few tricks you might not have known)
This post is about the Web Storage API. Technically it’s been shifted out of the HTML5 specification and can now be found in it’s very own dedicated spec. But if it counts at all – it used to be part of the Web Applications spec.
Get your HTML5 prescription filled at @media
I’m sure you can’t believe it, but there’s a chance for you to meet a real life HTML5 Doctor and ask them just about anything you want. Make it about HTML5, make it about related technologies/NEWT, it can even be about CSS3 – we won’t bite. It could even just be a general question like […]
How to get all the browsers playing ball
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.
Methods of communication
An introduction to the Canvas 2D API
If the video element is the poster boy of HTML5, then canvas is definitely Danny Zuko. The canvas element is (still) part of the HTML5 specification, but the 2D drawing API has been moved into a separate document (in case you go looking and can’t find it).
Introducing Web SQL Databases
The Web SQL database API isn’t actually part of the HTML5 specification, but it is part of the suite of specifications that allows us developers to build fully fledged web applications, so it was about time we dug around and checked out the deal.
dd-details wrong again
This article has been superseded. It’s here for historical reasons only. <details> now uses a <summary> element; <figure> uses <figcaption>. You may recall that I blogged about legend not being so legend as the heading element for details or figure. After enough noise was made the spec was changed so that the heading and contents […]
September HTML5 spec changes
September being one month before the HTML5 spec goes to last call in October, there’s been a few significant changes to the HTML5 spec that we wanted to briefly share with our patients.