1. An Introduction to HTML5

HTML5 is a major overhaul of the language that nearly all the content on the Internet is effectively displayed in. Indeed, HTML5 changes the way you think about the HTML markup language. As well as introducing new markup elements to the specification, a host of JavaScript APIs are also included to give developers a deeper and consistent way to access native functionality across browsers. Designers and those who are “not too techy” will also benefit. They’ll now be able to carry out complex tasks and easily add multimedia to a web document that in the past would have required more technical knowledge.

This chapter provides you with a brief introduction to HTML5 and how it came about. You’ll also take a quick look at ...

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