What Is HTML5?

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jul 13, 2011 - Computers - 10 pages
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HTML5: Everyone’s using it, nobody knows what it is. I realize that sounds more like a line out of an existential movie — maybe Waiting for Godot or a screenplay by Sartre — than a statement about HTML5. But it’s really the truth: most of the people using HTML5 are treating it as HTML4+, or even worse, HTML4 (and some stuff they don’t use). The result? A real delay in the paradigm shift that HTML5 is almost certain to bring. It’s certainly not time to look away, because by the time you look back, you may have missed something really important: a subtle but important transition centered around HTML5.


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Good brief overview
29 interesting pages, and definitely worth the no money I paid for it.

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Want to Learn More HTML5? OReilly Has You Covered
Chapter 1 What Is HTML5?
A return to first principles
Still connecting things
HTML5 connections are the new rich media
JavaScript isnt the focus of HTML5 right?
A step sort of in the right direction
The canvas element is a programmable div
Killer application hohum client
and a partridge and a pear tree
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Brett McLaughlin is a bestselling and award-winning non-fiction author. His books on computer programming, home theater, and analysis and design have sold in excess of 100,000 copies. He has been writing, editing, and producing technical books for nearly a decade, and is as comfortable in front of a word processor as he is behind a guitar, chasing his two sons and his daughter around the house, or laughing at reruns of Arrested Development with his wife.Brett spends most of his time these days on cognitive theory, codifying and expanding on the learning principles that shaped the Head First series into a bestselling phenomenon. He's curious about how humans best learn, why Star Wars was so formulaic and still so successful, and is adamant that a good video game is the most effective learning paradigm we have.

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