Tag Archives: HTML

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the main markup language for creating web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser.

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Tutorials – How to Use the HTML5 Full-Screen API

Flash has offered a full-screen mode for many years but, until now, browser vendors have resisted the feature. The main reason: security. If you can force an app to run full-screen, the user loses their browser, taskbar and standard operating system controls. They may not be able to close the window or, worse, nefarious developers […]

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Tutorials – What’s New in Firebug 1.11

Firebug was the original developer console and, despite increased competition from Webkit and Opera, it remains the best. Version 1.11 has been released in the past week and should have automagically appeared in your Firefox installation. If not, click Add-ons from the main menu followed by the Check for Updates button. Alternatively, head over to […]

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Tutorials – HTML5 Now: Getting More Through Polyfills

One of the most stubbornly persistent misconceptions about HTML5 is that it’s effectively unusable for years to come. With that myth and the uncertainty over fragmented browser support for HTML5’s new features, it’s easy to find someone with reasons for avoiding HTML5 right now. But while some features are legitimately not ready for use in […]

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Tutorials – HTML5 is Feature Complete. Hello HTML5.1!

The world may end on Friday, but at least all web-based doomsday announcements can be coded according to the finalized HTML5 specification! The W3C HTML5 and Canvas 2D Context Specifications became Candidate Recommendations on December 17, 2012. While there remain a number logistical hoops to jump through before they hit Recommendation status in mid 2014, […]

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Tutorials – 6 Useful HTML5 Tools

Below you will find a list of six online tools that are great at helping people to understand HTML5 and at helping people learn how to create HTML5 websites. The tools mentioned in this article can all be accessed via a desktop browser, and may be used on a desktop browser. Any specific browser version […]

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Tutorials – Introducing the New HTML5
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When was the last time we received a new element? HTML5 introduced just nine new structural tags and they’ve been stable for several years: section, article, aside, hgroup, header, footer, nav, figure and figcaption. There are another 20 or so content elements including video, audio, canvas, progress etc. Today, we have a new structural element […]

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Tutorials – How to Edit Source Files Directly in Chrome

The days of using separate applications for development and browsing are coming to an end. It’s possible to edit source files directly within Chrome and save the result to a local file. Even better — changes can be applied immediately without refreshing the browser. This technique should work in recent versions of Chrome although, currently, […]

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Tutorials – 7 of the Best Code Playgrounds

A variety of code playgrounds have appeared during the past couple of years. The majority offer a quick and dirty way to experiment with client-side code and share with others. Typical features include: color-coded HTML, CSS and JavaScript editors a preview window — many update on the fly without a refresh HTML pre-processors such as […]

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Tutorials – 6 Nifty, Time-Saving HTML Attributes

There are dozens upon dozens of HTML attributes. Some are well-known and widely used, such as style and href, while others are more obscure. However, the obscure attributes aren’t necessarily the less useful ones. Many lesser-known attributes are like shortcuts – they can save you a lot of time and make your life as a […]