Learning to use the semantic elements of HTML5

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One question which I have got in several e-mails is: “Why should I use HTML5 tags rather than regular (X)HTML?”. In an effort to answer that question, I recommend that anyone interested in learning and understanding the new elements of HTML5 should read the article Learning to use HTML5 semantic elements by Steven Bradley. It provides a good introduction to how the markup works in HTML5, I learned several new things from the article.

Another good link that I have posted before but which is relevant to the topic is Building web pages with HTML5 by WebMonkey. I will be writing more about my view on HTML5 during the next couple of weeks and months as I start moving over from XHTML to HTML5 in both my free website templates and WordPress themes. But until then, check these links to get familiar with the new elements. And if you know about any other good tutorial (or if you would like to write one for andreasviklund.com), don’t hesitate to post a comment or write me an e-mail.

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This article was written by Andreas Viklund

Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.


DragoslavAugust 17, 2011 at 12:54Reply

Jako koristan sajt kako za pocetnike tako i za one iskusnije webmastere! Hvala Andreas.

Ken HoodSeptember 7, 2011 at 18:19Reply

One of the best tutorials/walkthroughs on HTML5 that I have found is http://diveintohtml5.org

Tip for HTML5 newbies: the simplest way to “switch” to HTML5 of course is to just change your document type to …HTML5 is an expansion of what is already in HTML 4.01 and XHTML.

I’m glad that the newer bits in HTML5 are finally to the point where they are stable enough for average web developers to rely on them.

southcastJanuary 16, 2012 at 12:33Reply

thanks for referring to those two tutorials..some brilliant piece of coding…i was kind of struggling with myself having moved recently from XHTML to HTML5..nice and thorough.

web dizajnAugust 20, 2012 at 16:33Reply

Thanks for these useful tutorials Andreas .

Expert web dizajnNovember 5, 2012 at 00:51Reply

Very useful tutorials. I’m still a beginner in HTML5 and all this is very useful. Thanks