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Beginning HTML5 & CSS3 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language are the lifeblood of web pages. Even experienced web designers and authors need help sometimes. This Cheat Sheet provides a [more…]

10 Stellar Web Resources for HTML5 and CSS3

All web developers have essential sites they refer to over and over. Some resources are so good and so important that they make pretty much everyone's list, no matter what your skill level or how many [more…]

A Quick Guide to the CSS Value Definition Syntax

The CSS specifications, created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), define the syntax and possible values of all CSS properties. To make definitions as precise as possible, the W3C uses a formal system [more…]

Mobile First Web Design

Two big categories of strategies have been employed over the years to support web design for mobile devices: graceful degradation and progressive enhancement [more…]

How to Use the meta Element in HTML5

HTML meta elements provide information about an HTML document. A web page may have many meta elements, or very few (and sometimes none at all). When present, they must always appear in the document [more…]

How to Draw and Animate Graphics with HTML5 canvas

One of the exciting new parts of HTML5 is the canvas element. Using canvas, you can draw bitmap graphics inside the browser window. What's even more impressive and useful is that you can write a program [more…]

Top Free Online Resources for HTML5 and CSS3

You've heard the old saying, "Freedom of speech ain't free." That applies to web design as well, unless you tap into the most useful free resources. Here's a list of the top free resources you can find [more…]

Tools for Preparing HTML5 Video for the Web

Native video that plays without plug-ins (like Windows Media Player or QuickTime Player) is one of the most exciting new features in HTML5. But where do you get HTML5-compatible video? How do you present [more…]

Optimize Images with Large Areas of Solid Color Using the GIF Format

When optimizing graphics that have text overlaid on a photorealistic image, you need to create separate slices for the areas of the image that are photorealistic as well as create additional slices for [more…]

HTML5 & CSS3 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

HTML and CSS are the basic building blocks of websites. The advent of HTML5 and CSS3 represents a dynamic and powerful evolutionary stage in the development of web design. Maximizing the potential of HTML5 [more…]

5 High Impact Form Tools in HTML5

HTML5's new form tools are high impact, and highly underrated. Lost among the buzz, hype and hoopla around native video and pre-defined semantic layout tags is an appreciation for how these new features [more…]

Online Resources for Generating CSS3 Gradients

The ability to generate complex gradient blends is one of the really dramatic improvements in CSS3. Until the advent of CSS3, designers relied on tiled image files to create textured backgrounds behind [more…]

10 Things You Need to Know about Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5 and CSS3 open the door to designing really exciting, vibrant, and dynamic web pages. In order to take full advantage of HTML5 and get your money’s worth out of CSS3’s radically new design features [more…]

Code Files for HTML5 and CSS3

HTML and CSS are the basic building blocks of websites. The advent of HTML5 and CSS3 represents a dynamic and powerful evolutionary stage in the development of web design. Maximizing the potential of HTML5 [more…]

Different Versions of HTML5

HTML’s primary job is to label and accommodate content on web pages. But HTML comes in various versions, each of which handles content, but each of which is slightly different from the other. The basic [more…]

Understand the Role of CSS

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) manage web page presentation and govern how pages look and behave when on display to users (or being printed to paper or listened to in a text-to-speech converter). [more…]

Create CSS Markup

Any HTML document can include style information written using CSS markup. Nevertheless, most web developers isolate CSS markup in separate style sheet documents and use links to those independent external [more…]

Dissect a Simple Markup Example

Take a look at this code listing. Careful examination of this short listing shows quite a bit of HTML, but only indirect references to CSS. It’s the listing for the HTML5 Café Home Page. [more…]

The Syntax and Rules of HTML5

HTML is called a markup language for a very good reason: It grabs ordinary, normal text and inserts various strings into that text to define, organize, and manage the flow and sequence of content on web [more…]

Break Down the Elements of HTML5

Elements are the building blocks for HTML. You use them to describe each piece of text on your web page. Elements are made up of tags and the content within [more…]

Add Attributes to Your HTML5

Attributes introduce variety or specificity into how an element describes content or how that element works or behaves. Attributes let you use elements differently depending on the circumstances. For example [more…]

Character Codes and (Special) Tag Characters in HTML5

Encodings for the ISO Latin-1 character set are supplied by default in all modern web browsers. (Search for “ISO Latin-1 character set” to find a complete table of values.) Thus, the character entities [more…]

Before You Create Your First Web Page

Creating HTML documents differs from creating word processor documents using an application such as Microsoft Word. The difference comes from having to use two applications with HTML document creation: [more…]

HTML5 Document Organization Revisited

The framework for a simple HTML document consists of a head and body. The head provides information about the document to the browser (and sometimes also to the web server), and the [more…]

Anatomy of the <head> in HTML5

HTML document structure is hierarchical, so an entire document includes a head section. Thus, immediately following the opening <html> element is where you define the head section, starting with an opening [more…]

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