May 4 2010

Episode 67: HTML5 is Alive

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HTML5 is the new cool specification on the block. Wondering what all the buzz is about? Tune in and find out.

News and Follow-ups – 00:42

  • Flash/HTML5 Adobe vs Apple

Geek Tool – 02:45

Webapps – 04:17

Topic – 08:26

  • HTML5
  • What is it?
    • The next iteration of the HTML markup language, started in 2004
    • Spec -¬†http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
    • The doctype is super simple
      • <!DOCTYPE html>
    • Markup
      • Forms
        • Dates and times
        • Email
        • URL
        • Search
        • PUT and DELETE methods
        • Placeholder text
    • Links and area have a new attribute called ping
    • Tabindex for every element
    • Geolocation
    • Markup removed
      • center
      • font
      • big
      • frame
      • frameset
      • noframes
    • Apart from the markup there are new scripting APIs
      • Canvas element¬† – 2D drawing (Demo)
      • Timed media playback
      • Offline storage database
      • Drag and drop
  • Sites using HTML5 now
    • Youtube
    • National Geographic
    • Many sites targeting the ipad
  • Browsers supporting HTML5
  • Javascript used to detect html features available – Modernizr
  • Where do I go from here?