Where are the best on-line resources for getting up to speed and keeping up with HTML5 and CSS3?

Blogs to follow, lists to join, forums to bookmark. If I want to be at the bleeding edge of page markup what sites should I be visiting daily?

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You should check out http://html5doctor.com/.

It's being run by a group of very respected designers, developers and usability/accessibility experts. They're all actively involved in the development of the HTML5 spec.

As well as providing tips on how to use the new features, they are keeping tabs on any changes to the spec as it develops.

For CSS3, http://www.css3.info/ looks like a pretty good resource. I haven't had an in depth look at it yet, but my first impressions are very positive.

Answered over 7 years ago by David Owens

Other than joining the what-wg list I would recommend:

The various web developer blogs associated with WebKit, Gecko and Opera also frequently feature posts discussing recently added browser features.

Answered over 7 years ago by Rob Crowther
  • How noisy is the what-wg mailing list? I have thought about joining it a couple of times, but I'm not sure I want all the extra email to read. David Owens over 7 years ago
  • It's pretty noisy - mostly I just scan the subject lines to see what the hot topics are. Certainly I only read about one out of every hundred of the actual messages, but if an API or some markup is under heavy discussion then I take note and try and find a blog post which summarises :) Rob Crowther over 7 years ago

I visit all of the sites outlined above. I subscribe to the feed at hacks.mozilla.org. I pick and choose the bits I want to try and then I play with it.

So for instance I was involved in a project that needed to put some video on the page. This gave me a chance to play with HTML5 video (with Flash and Quicktime as fallback options) and so I went ahead and did it.

As regards CSS3, I sprinkle bits of it here and there throughout my templates. I like to use "progressive enrichment" , so things like rounded corners and drop-shadows are done using CSS for browsers that support them (unless they're a fundamental part of the design, in which case I'll find another way). IE users just don't see those "features". No biggie.

If you want to be on the absolute bleeding edge, some useful bits come out of planet.mozilla.org and planet.webkit.org which aggregate loads of bloggers working on those projects. There's a lot of noise there too, though.

Answered over 7 years ago by Olly Hodgson
  • spam AlexYu over 6 years ago

Give Nettuts a try, they have new stuff added every day and are really on top of new trends, technologies, etc.


Answered over 6 years ago by VagrantRadio

Try SitePoint. They have some good resources, as well as newsletters helping you keep up-to-date on new trends and techniques.

Answered over 7 years ago by Jay Lauser
  • Sitepoint is the last place I would look for up-to-date and useful articles. VagrantRadio over 6 years ago