Chapter 1

The Basics of HTML5


check Looking at the HTML5 document structure

check Identifying the basic HTML5 elements

check Formatting text

check Using special characters

check Creating lists

check Working with tables

The core of your web application is the HTML5 code you create to present the content to your site visitors. You need an understanding of how HTML5 works and how to use it to best present your information. This chapter describes the basics of HTML5 and demonstrates how to use it to create web pages.

Diving into Document Structure

The HTML5 standard defines a specific structure that you must follow when defining your web pages so that they appear the same way in all browsers. This structure includes not only the markups that you use to tell browsers how to display your web page content, but also some overhead information you need to provide to the browser. This section explains the overall ...

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