HTML5 is the standard language of the Web, developed by W3C. For application developers and industry, HTML5 represents a set of features that people will be able to rely on for years to come. HTML5 is supported on a wide variety of devices, lowering the cost of creating rich applications to reach users everywhere.
Whatever mobile phones, connected objects, game consoles, automobile dashboards, and devices that haven’t even been considered yet, HTML5 helps write once and deploy anywhere!
In this course, you will learn all the new HTML5 features to help create great Web sites and applications in a simplified but powerful way. HTML5 provides native support for video and audio without plug-ins, provides support for offline applications, for games with smooth interactive animations, and much more.
Week 1: HTML5 basics
From HTML1.0 to HTML5
New structural elements
Other elements and attributes
Week 2: HTML5 multimedia
Streaming multimedia content: the video and audio elements
Subtitles and closed captions
Enhanced HTML5 media players and frameworks
Webcam, microphone: the getUserMedia API
Week 3: HTML5 graphics
Basics of HTML5 canvas
Immediate drawing mode: rectangles, text, images, etc.
Path drawing mode: lines, circles, arcs, curves and other path drawing methods
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This is very good course. It goes into enough details to be interesting and useful. It covers a lot of ground. It doesn't waist time to introduce HTML. It only talks about what's new in HTML5 or how old HTML feature has changed by HTML5. Quizzes are too easy and labs are optional but if you do labs you'll learn a lot.