Under the Bridge

HTML5 Intro

So you’ve no doubt noticed references here and there to the nifty new HTML5 stuff that’s working its way out into the world, but there’s been a positive dearth of good introductions out there, as opposed to snippets trickling out here and there; well, here’s a good start on sorting that from our friends at Google:

Video Introduction to HTML5

We’ve put together an educational Introduction to HTML 5 video that goes over many of the major aspects of this new standard, including:

  • Web vector graphics with the Canvas tag and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • The Geolocation API
  • HTML 5 Video
  • The HTML 5 Database and Application Cache
  • Web workers

In the video we also crack open the HTML 5 YouTube Video prototype to show you some of the new HTML 5 tags, such as nav, article, etc. It’s chock full of demos and sample source code.

Well worth the watch. Especially in light of the news that Google is going to drag Internet Explorer users kicking and screaming into the current millennium by, essentially, delivering WebKit as an IE plugin. They must be feeling pretty nervous down in Redmond these days!

[EDIT: And here's another link-laden HTML5 overview worth checking out!]

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