Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dive Into HTML5 ↦

If you are a web developer, you should be reading Mark Pilgram’s excellent Dive into HTML5 website, for the following reasons:

  1. It is an extensive and insightful exploration of the still-evolving HTML5 standard, including its history and the history of HTML in general.

  2. It includes invaluable information about which HTML5 features have been implemented by which browsers so far.

  3. It is a fascinating experiment in publishing a book not just online (as so many others have done by providing downloadable PDFs) but in publishing a book online in web format (i.e. using only HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript). The site includes public domain illustrations and embedded open source fonts for a playfully old-fashioned look.