Wednesday, January 6, 2010

HTML 5 intro

Here are the highlights from an HTML 5 intro today (by Adam Welling at iCentris):

  • The new doctype in its entirety (and probably usable today):
  • Many new input types give us built-in browser functionality (obviating much JavaScript): date/time, sliders, email, search
  • JavaScript library Modernizr will help old browsers get much of that functionality
  • IE has no 'canvas' right now, but we can use the ExplorerCanvas (AKA excanvas) library
  • XHTML 2.0 is dead
  • No need to self-terminate tags; eg.
    is OK (I don't really like this one.)

Presentation PDF is here.