Friday, September 25th, 2009
I’ve come across a few nice educational articles on HTML 5 recently I want to share.
The first is from Mark Pilgrim, who has been writing a new book called Dive Into HTML 5. He has put up two chapters already, “Detecting HTML5 Features: It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson” and “Let’s Call It a Draw(ing Surface).” This is a solid work, complete with inline interactive code samples, well integrated small tables listing browser support, cool woodcut illustrations, and Mark’s trademarked sardonic whit:
The chapters themselves even detect whether your browser supports various features as it explains them to you:
The second article comes from Adam Griffiths. His article gives a general overview of the lay of the HTML 5 land, helping you to orient yourself in terms of the major new features in the upcoming standard. It’s also a nice HTML 5 cheatsheet. (Via Hawyphp).
Speaking of cheatsheets, even though it’s not related to HTML 5, comes a useful IE 6 cheatsheet titled “Ultimate IE6 Cheatsheet: How To Fix 25+ Internet Explorer 6 Bugs.” They have a condensed list of all the bugs and the solutions you might run into when developing for IE 6 (which I had to do for SVG Web, for example).
[Disclosure: Mark Pilgrim is on the same team as I am at Google, but I’m just blogging this because I find it a useful resource and not because I know the guy :)]
Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:15 am