Learn HTML5 With HTML5 Rocks

HTML5 is catching a lot of momentum especially with Apple’s newest and hottest devices – Apple iPad and Apple iPhone 4 gaining huge popularity. What does an Apple product have to do with HTML 5, you may ask?

Steve Jobs has banished Flash (which powers a huge number of sites and video players on the web) from iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Instead, they are pushing for HTML5 which supports native video streaming right in the browser with any external plugin such as Flash or Silverlight.

But, it’s not just Apple putting its weight behind this next version of the language powering the Internet. Google has jumped in the fray with very good support for HTML5 in it’s Google Chrome browser.

In an effort to help web developers get up to speed with HTML5, Google has put together a nice resource for web developers.

HTML5 Rocks

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The new site is launching with nine tutorials on specific HTML5 features.

  • Introduction to Chrome Developer Tools, Part One
  • Best Practices for a Faster Web App with HTML5
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Using the Application Cache
  • Practical Guide to Take Your TODO List Offline
  • Reading local files in JavaScript
  • A Simple Trip Meter using the Geolocation API
  • &Using the Notifications API
  • A Simple TODO list using HTML5 WebDatabases
  • Quick Guide to Implementing the HTML5 Audio Tag

You can also see an interactive presentation that lets you play with HTML5 features. Also, in an aread named “Code Playground” you can jump headfirst into HTML5 by experimenting with the exposed APIs.

If you have been wanting to dip your toes into HTML5 coding, HTML5 offers a great starting point for open web developers. Give it a try.

{via Chromium blog}

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