HTML5 is the markup language of the web that has taken the world by storm. In this "from scratch" course, Jesse Liberty demonstrates all you need to know about what's new in HTML5 to get started creating world-class web sites.
Semantic Markup In the module we're going to take a look at Semantic Markup. Semantic Markup indicate that markup HTML now has not only syntactic meaning but also semantic context meaning. Let's take a look at what we mean exactly by Semantic Markup, and then look at the elements that have been added, those that have been changed, and we'll look at a few elements that have been deprecated. To get started Let's look at an element that has been enormously simplified, and that is the Doctype element. Doctype used to be fairly complex and hard to memorize. Now, you simply say Doctype html, and not only is that good for HTML 5, but for all the revisions going forward.
Forms HTML5 significantly alters, the way we gather data, in forms. The biggest changes, are to the input types, which now include such specialized input types, as Date, Time, Month, Week, Range. And then there's an input type for searching, for telephone numbers, for email addresses. There's a Color picker as an input type. And then there is a new related type called Data List. In addition, there are two new displays that are very close to each other. The Progress bar and the Meter. Let's take a look at each of these by building a simple form.