5 Tutorials to Help You Use HTML5
- August 22, 2013 11:30 am
- Web Design
There has been a lot of buzz lately about HTML5, the newest hyper text markup language for websites, and the replacement of HTML4 (which was released in 1999!). Since then, the Internet has changed drastically, making the change to HTML5 necessary.
HTML is the language used to describe what a web page should look like. A big advantage of HTML5 is that it’s more functional and provides users the ability to create more advanced websites including adding animation and apps.
It sounds fairly straightforward but we have just skimmed the surface on what HTML5 can do! It can get pretty complicated so we have provided a list of 5 useful HTML5 tutorials below to get you familiar with some of the cool things you can do with the updated version of HTML. These tutorials are just a taste of what is available, so find one that works well for you!
- Creating Forms
It can be tricky developing forms that both look good and work properly. This tutorial from 24 ways to impress your friends walks you through how to make an HTML5 form using CSS and CSS3 techniques. This is great for websites that require visitors to fill out forms with their personal information, such as when placing an order.
- Designing a blog
Having a blog is great for keeping in touch with your customers no matter how big or small your business is. By following this tutorial from HTML5 Doctor, you will be able to design your own blog so that you can post relevant content regularly to your followers. You will be able to modify elements such as the header and footer, as well as the blog comments section.
- Creating Offline Web Apps for Mobile Devices
It can be very difficult to create applications for the multiple operating systems and mobile devices that are out there today. By building an offline web app, users are able to view the app without an Internet connection and it can run across a variety of operating systems and mobile devices. Anyone looking to develop a web app for their website or business should take a look at this tutorial from developerWorks which guides you through developing an offline web app with HTML5.
- Developing a Contact Form
All websites should have a way for visitors to easily contact the owner of the site. By following this tutorial from Line25, you will be able to develop a stylish contact form which will allow your visitors to leave their name, email, and a short message.
- Mastering HTML5 Simple Website Layout
If you’re just looking for a guide that goes over the basics of HTML5, then you will want to take a look at this tutorial from Jon Welsh Designs. Areas of focus include the header, nav, aside, footer, and more. It’s very easy to understand, and by the end of it, you will gain more knowledge about HTML5.
These are just some of the many handy tutorials that are out there to help you navigate the newest version of HTML. Let us know if you’ve tried HTML5 and what you think of its new features in the comments below!