The Complete Front-end Web Handbook – HTML5


HTML5 is the standard version of HTML today, and every modern web browser on both mobile and desktop computers features good support for it. This is great news, as you’ll find out in this chapter, but the road to this point has been long, and it hasn’t always been smooth.


HTML gives structure to the Web. The current version of HTML, known as HTML5, was a long time in coming. But now that it’s here, it’s reshaping the web for the better and enabling all sorts of new capabilities and improved experiences for both developers and users.

In this chapter, I’ll quickly run though how we got to HTML5, I’ll talk about what makes it so great, and then we jump into some actual code examples and you get to see some pretty cool new technologies that are possible with HTML5 in many of today’s desktop and mobile browsers.

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