7 Useful Resources to Help You Learn HTML5

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Even though HTML5 is relatively new and it’s not supported yet by all major browsers, it is being used now by a lot of web designers and developers. Without a doubt, HTML5 is going to play a big part in the way we develop on the web, for many years to come. As I just mentioned, many people are using it now, but there are also many of you out there that hasn’t touched it yet. Now is a good time to start learning it. So, in order to give you a helping hand with that task, we’ve rounded up 7 Useful Resources to Help you Learn HTML5.

A Web Developer’s Guide to HTML 5

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This document illustrates how to write HTML 5 documents, focussing on simplicity and practical applications for beginners while also providing in depth information for more advanced web developers.

The WHATWG Blog

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The WHATWG Blog is the blog of The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group, which are the people responsible for the HTML 5 spec.

Dive Into HTML 5

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Dive Into HTML 5 is a book that seeks to elaborate on a hand-picked Selection of features from the HTML5 specification and other fine Standards.

HTML5 Doctor

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HTML5 Doctor publishes articles relating to HTML5, its semantics, and how to use it right now. They also invite questions via Ask the Doctor, and post answers in future articles so that everyone can benefit.

When can I use…

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This is a one-pager that acts as a cheat sheet of compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and other upcoming web technologies.

HTML5 Visual Cheat Sheet

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This cheat sheet is essentially a simple visual grid that contains a list of all HTML tags and of their related attributes supported by HTML 5.

HTML5 Gallery

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HTML5 gallery has two primary aims, the first is to showcase sites that use HTML5 for markup, so that we can see how people have interpreted the specification and how they’ve implemented it. The second is to help people learn about html5 and how it should be used and how to implement it.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

18 Comments

  1. Warren Jerzyszek
    August 11, 2010

    Nice post, you’ve shared a couple of really useful resources for getting a good solid understanding of HTML5. I’ve read bits about it and have become very excited about the future for web design. With CSS3 on the horizon I think its going to make the web an even better experience, than it already is… Just waiting for the older browsers to get up to speed with things. We could be waiting a while…

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ben
    August 11, 2010

    Good collection of articles, thinking of doing a duplicate page of my portfolio using HTML5 just to see what the differences and benefits really are.

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  3. Ben Frain
    August 11, 2010

    I was familiar with all of those apart from ‘Where can I use…’ – will bookmark that one now. For anyone after a basic primer to HTML5 I wrote a piece on it here (was also published in MacUser here in the UK): http://benfrain.com/notepad/2010/07/beginners-guide-to-html5-what-you-need-to-know-and-how-to-use-it.html

    Hope it helps someone…

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  4. Web design portfolio
    August 11, 2010

    a great collection, thanks!

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  5. Jordan Walker
    August 11, 2010

    Thanks for the roundup, nice set of resources.

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  6. HTML5 Laboratory
    August 11, 2010

    Don’t forget HTML5 Laboratory!

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  7. Website Consulting
    August 11, 2010

    Great HTML5 list! Thanks for putting it together.

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  8. Web Design Lebanon
    August 12, 2010

    Great list. Thank you,

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  9. everlearner
    August 12, 2010

    How about html5rocks.com ? It is also a nice one about HTML5 presentations, playground and resources, made by guys from Google.

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  10. SJL Web Design
    August 12, 2010

    Thanks for the great collection Henry, perfect starting place for concreting my HTML5 coding.

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  11. Norhil
    August 12, 2010

    Wrong link on your title “The WHATWG Blog” : “hhttp” instead of “http” ;)

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  12. Lisa
    August 25, 2010

    Thanks for the nice resource collection on html5. LT

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  13. Amanda Smit
    September 9, 2010

    Excellent share, Thank you!

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  14. Jeff
    September 11, 2010

    Brilliant, I haven’t been on some of these sites before, Cheers!

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  15. Craig
    September 14, 2010

    Really great collection, and now we have to wait for the browsers to catch up to CSS3 and HTML5 Thanks for resources!

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  16. Renee G
    October 2, 2010

    Just what I needed to start with HTML5. thank you so much!

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  17. barbara
    May 13, 2011

    Great collection!!!

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  18. Masum
    July 13, 2012

    Grate post. Thanks a lot.

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