links for 2009-11-24
The President presents the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to Magadonga Mahlangu and her organization Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. November 23, 2009.
The President and President Hu Jintao of China make a joint statement to the media after their extended bilateral meeting in Beijing. November 17, 2009.
In this tutorial, we are going to build a blog page using next-generation techniques from HTML 5 and CSS 3. The tutorial aims to demonstrate how we will be building websites when the specifications are finalized and the browser vendors have implemented them. If you already know HTML and CSS, it should be easy to follow along.
The site came about following a HTML5 meetup after the Future of Web Design conference in London (2009). We decided that there wasn’t a resource that catered for the people who wished to find out more about implementing HTML5 and how to go about it, so we thought we’d better build one.
At the end of this article you’ll learn how to:
1. Use Graceful Degradation techniques and technologies to keep things in place for legacy browsers.
2. Use Progressive Enhancement techniques and technologies to be up to date with the latest trends.
3. Use HTML5 alongside a rising technology: Microformats.
4. Have a clear vision of some of the most exciting new features HTML5 and CSS3 will bring.
HTML 5 introduces and enhances a wide range of features including form controls, APIs, multimedia, structure, and semantics.