HTML5 : How to start learning HTML5 (easy and fast)

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  • 1. How to start learning HTML5 (easy and fast) By Bhathiya perera
  • 2. Can I see some code please ? <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Title of the document</title> </head> <body> Content of the document...... </body> </html> This is here to say that its HTML5
  • 3. Things you should know. HTML5Shiv/HTML5Shim Respond.js Modernizer You should understand what these do, or you will be in trouble. Once you understand what these are used for you can start using a prebuilt template (like html5-boilerplate).
  • 4. HTML5Shiv and HTML5Shim HTML5Shiv == HTML5Shim, It’s the same thing. The HTML5 Shiv enables use of HTML5 sectioning elements in legacy Internet Explorer and provides basic HTML5 styling for Internet Explorer 6-9, Safari 4.x (and iPhone 3.x), and Firefox 3.x. URL :
  • 5. Respond.js The goal of this script is to provide a fast and lightweight (3kb minified / 1kb gzipped) script to enable responsive web designs ( in browsers that don't support CSS3 Media Queries - in particular, Internet Explorer 8 and under. URL :
  • 6. Modernizer It is a JavaScript library that detects HTML5 and CSS3 features in the user’s browser. It is a way to stop using browser specific code. URL : Modernizer ships with HTML5Shiv. So you don’t need to include both. But you still need Respond.js
  • 7. Can I start coding now ? Not yet, It’s better to get a complete template first. Head on to or to these websites give you a prebuild or custom-build templates for your new HTML5 project.  What’s Included here HTML5Shiv/HTML5Shim or Modernizer Respond.js Bootstrap (maybe!) And some other cool stuff (Apple touch icons).
  • 8. Tutorials ?  - A cool project by Google.       – search for ‘html5’  (Not a tutorial site but really cool)
  • 9. Front-end Frameworks (Responsive CSS3)  - Twitter Bootstrap, - Themes  - Foundation  - Zimit Framework  - Pure (This one is really small !)  - INK
  • 10. JavaScript MV* frameworks (For Web Applications)  - AngularJS (by Google)  - CanJS  - Backbone.js  - Ember.js  - This website will help you select a suitable framework. This is not HTML5 or CSS3 but will come in handy when you want to build a HTML5 web application.