HTML 5 & CSS3

Posted: April 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

Wow! the future is bright for web development. What HTML5 and CSS3 has to offer is great unfortunately like all other new technologies it takes a lot to get implemented and adopted by all browsers. There are many things I liked about HTML5 such as: new structural tags (section, article, aside, nav, hgroup, etc.), new content tags (video, audio).  The new application tags: meter tag, process tag, time tag and command tag. Also the introduction of drag and drop API, Geolocation API and web storage API. Also, something that was small that I overlooked but sure makes it easier is the new doctype syntax.

CSS3 has as much if not more to offer. New selectors such as specific targeting with child and parent selectors. Many other features such as: alternating row columns, new color module-control transparency, gradient fills, typo capabilities, non-standard fonts, add columns, page layout- flexible box model, multiple backgrounds and  media queries.

What I liked the most experimenting with was transitions and animation functions. Some of the things I will start using now are: @font-face, transparency, new color formats and the flexible box model. All in all it is time for all browsers to get on board.

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