The text that is defined between these tags is also the text that is used as title by the search engines when they present the pages in the results of a search. Though we discussed how HTML helped to provided meaning to our document, it wasn’t until HTML5s’ introduction of semantic elements that its potential was realized. Before starting this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of HTML and its tags. The
HTML Standard defines a
single language that can be written in HTML and XML.
Elements that insert or give more information about content are generally inline, such as links or images. The internet was originally created to store and present static (unchanging) documents. The aspects of HTML discussed above were seen perfectly in these documents which lacked all design and styling. They presented structured information that contained links to other documents. HTML5 introduces a number of new elements and attributes that can help you in building modern websites.
Below is an example of a circular shape created using the SVG element. HTML5 was designed to cut out the need for those non-standard proprietary technologies. With this new version of HTML, you can create web applications that work offline, support high-definition video and animations, and know where you are geographically located. This module provides a series of articles that will help you master the essentials of web forms. Web forms are a very powerful tool for interacting with users — most commonly they are used for collecting data from users, or allowing them to control a user interface.
W3C and WHATWG conflict
The element allows you to specify alternative video
files which the browser may choose from. If you want a more detailed breakdown of the different versions of browsers that support HTML5, check out Caniuse.com. In 2014, the W3C published their “final” version of HTML5 and the WHATWG continued to maintain a “living” version on their site.
This attribute is important if the image
for some reason cannot be displayed. It is recommended that you work through Getting started with the web before attempting this topic. However, this isn’t absolutely necessary; much of what is covered in the HTML basics article is also covered in our Introduction to HTML module, albeit in a lot more detail. We have put together a course that includes all the essential information you need to
work towards your goal.