Editor’s Note: Bruce Lawson will be doing a 1-hour tutorial called “How to build a HTML5 Web site” at the FOWD Tour.
Everyone is excited about the possibilities of HTML 5, but there’s a lot to learn and absorb as well. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of articles to get you started!
- Yes, You Can Use HTML 5 Today! – A great beginning overview of HTML 5
- Wikipedia: HTML 5 – A basic overview from Wikipedia
- HTML 5 Cheat Sheet – A great quick guide to HTML 5 as a printable PDF
- HTML 5 Demos – A great set of demos. Just view the source to see how they work.
- HTML 5 Drag and Drop + Microformats = a whole world of possibilities – An example of how to use Drag-n-Drop in HTML 5
- HTML 5 Gallery – See what’s possible with HTML 5
- HTML 5 Forms Demo – A powerful demo of how forms work in HTML 5
- HTML 5 Doctor – A great general resource on HTML 5
- Headers in HTML 5 – A good article from HTML 5 Doctor on the Header element
- Video elements – A useful article from HTML 5 Doctor on the Video element
- Designing a blog with html5 – A tutorial on how to build a blog in HTML 5
- How to get HTML5 working in IE and Firefox 2 – Another great article from HTML 5 Doctor
- HTML 5 – Draft Standard – The whole spec, in all it’s scary technical detail
- Semantics in HTML 5 – An opinion piece from A List Apart
- Thinking About HTML 5 canvas Accessibility – Some quick thoughts on accessibility problems with the Canvas element
- HTML 5: nav ambiguity resolved – A post by Zeldman on the HTML 5 Nav element
- A Selection of Supported Features in HTML5 – A great list from Molly about which HTML 5 features are supported by which browsers
- The WHATWG Blog – The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group – the folks working on the HTML 5 spec
- HTML 5 canvas – A great in-depth tutorial on how the HTML 5 Canvas element works
- Native Drag and Drop – A demo of how the Drag-n-Drop functionality works.
- Bespin – A Mozilla Labs experiment on how to build an extensible Web code editor using HTML 5 technology.
- When can I use… – Compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and other upcoming web technologies
- Comparison of layout engines (HTML 5) – A good resource from Wikipedia
People to follow
These are the folks that are at the center of HTML 5 …
- Ian Hickson (@hixie) – Editor of HTML 5 Spec. Currently working at Google.
- Dave Hyatt – Co-creator of Firefox. Worked with Ian Hixie on HTML 5 spec. Working at Apple on the Safari and WebKit team.
- Bruce Lawson (@brucel) – Works for Opera, evangelising open web standards as part of their Developer Relations team. Also a member of the Web Standards Project’s Accessibility Task Force.
- Update: The other folks behind HTML 5 Doctor: @Rich_Clark, @Rem, @jackosborne, @akamike and @leads.
- Molly Holzschlag – Group Lead for the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and an invited expert to the HTML and GEO working groups at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
- We’re probably forgetting others … please make suggestions in the comments