Understanding the Basics of HTML5 and Getting Started with HTML5

Understanding the Basics of HTML5 and Getting Started with HTML5

Getting Started with HTML5. HTML is one of the most important languages used by today’s developers.  Employers looking for web developers will certainly look for candidates with HTML5 fluency.

If you are a newbie, there are a wide range of learning tools available to the budding HTML coder, not least the online resources such as Code Academy and Code School. However, before jumping in, an understanding of what it is – which is a Markup Language – will certainly give you a solid grounding.

When it comes to website design, HTML5 operates across most platforms. While providing a fluid, user-friendly experience, it also displays and stores information in a way that facilitates the use of Title tags, a trait vital for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).

As mentioned, there are countless resources at your disposal.  However, self-learning is sometimes  unsuitable for a range of reasons. Thankfully nowadays there are far more instructional options available. Here is a list of helpful resources for getting started with HTML5-
http://www.html5rocks.com/en/
http://diveintohtml5.info/
http://html5tutorial.net/general/should-i-learn-html-5.html
http://www.thehtml5tutorials.com/
http://code.tutsplus.com/series/web-design-from-scratch–net-19995
http://code.tutsplus.com/series/html5-and-you–net-18314

HTML5 is written to build websites, primarily in structuring and presenting content online. Put simply, HTML5 is the overarching markup language of the HTML standard, including all the valuable attributes of its predecessors. It was designed to be an all-encompassing, cross-platform tool that would be suitable for developers who sought to deliver detailed content without the need for additional plugins.

HTML5 has proven to be mathematically intelligent and in doing so, it supports the writing of cleaner, more articulate code. In encouraging clear and descriptive code, it allows for the concise processing of subject matter. An understanding of the semantic value underlying HTML5 is summarised below-

‘Semantics are the implied meaning of a subject, like a word or sentence. It aids how humans (and these days, machines) interpret subject matter. On the web, HTML serves both humans and machines, suggesting the purpose of the content enclosed within an HTML tag. Until — and perhaps even after — machines can understand language and all its nuances at the same level as a human, we need HTML to help machines understand what we mean.’
Mike Robinson- html5 Doctor.com

HTML5, although accompanied by many alternative languages when it comes primarily to website design, has changed the narrative as to how the websites of today are composed. Ultimately, it is one of the standard models in which websites of the future will continue to be programmed with, and if you don’t believe me, here are 10 more reasons for adopting HTML.

If you want to play a role in how the websites of tomorrow are designed, why not consider one of the many engaging courses made available by the Code Institute, who offer a classroom learning environment that is fun, interactive, and especially educational for the up-and-coming coders of tomorrow.

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