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Build Web applications with HTML 5

Apr 02, 2010, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Galpin)

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"Introduction

"Many new features and standards have emerged as part of HTML 5. Once you detect the available features in today's browsers, you can take advantage of those features in your application. In this article, learn how to detect and use the latest Web technologies by developing sample applications. Most of the code in this article is just HTML, JavaScript, and CSS—the core technologies of any Web developer.

"Getting started

"To follow along with the examples, the most important thing you need is multiple browsers for testing. The latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome are highly recommended. Mozilla Firefox 3.6, Apple Safari 4.04, and Google Chrome 5.0.322 were used for this article. You might also want to test on mobile browsers. For example, the latest Android and iPhone SDKs were used for testing their browsers on their emulators.

"You can download the source code used in this article. The examples include a very small back-end component that was written in Java™. JDK 1.6.0_17 and Apache Tomcat 6.0.14 were used. See Resources for links to download the tools."

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