A collection of demos showing the latest HTML technologies in action.
HTML5 is the latest evolution of the standard that defines HTML. The term represents two different concepts:
- A new version of the language HTML, with new elements, attributes, and behaviors.
- A larger set of technologies that allows more diverse and powerful Web sites and applications: this set is called HTML5 & friends and often shortened to just HTML5.
Aimed at all Open Web developers, this reference links to numerous resources about HTML5 technologies, classified in several groups, based on the function: semantics, allowing to describe more precisely what the content is, connectivity, allowing to communicate with the server in new ways, offline & storage, allowing to optimize Web site to store locally data and perform better even when the browser is offline, multimedia, making of video and audio first-class citizen of the Web, 3D, graphics & effects, achieving much more complex presentation, performance & integration, allowing for more speedy Web site, with better integration with the computer, device access, allowing to use more input and output devices, and styling, letting authors to write more sophisticated themes.
Offline & storage
3D, graphics & effects
Performance & integration
CSS has been extended to be able to style elements in a much more complex way. This is often referred as CSS3, though CSS is not a monolitic specification anymore and the different modules are not all at level 3: some are at level 1 and some at level 4, with all the intermediate levels covered.