C H A P T E R  1

Moving to HTML5

The projects in this book use HTML5. In this chapter, readers who are not familiar with HTML5 will be introduced to its essential features and will learn how it differs from HTML4/XHTML. You will also discover how to:

  • Convert an HTML4/XHTML page or an entire web site to HTML5
  • Create HTML5 pages that will display correctly in Internet Explorer 7 and 8
  • Take advantage of the enhanced features in HTML5

HTML5 is the most exciting step forward in web development since the launch of XHTML 1.0 in the year 2000. HTML5 is the future of web design, but it can be implemented right now; and yet it does not make any of your current knowledge of HTML4 or CSS2 redundant. It is a welcome enhancement that increases the flexibility ...

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