XHTML 2 is dead, long live HTML 5! According to W3C News Archive, XHTML 2 working group is expected to stop work1 end of 2009 and W3C is planning to increase resources on HTML 5 instead. And even although HTML 5 won’t be completely supported until 20222, it doesn’t mean that it won’t be widely adopted within the foreseeable future.
So in the spirit of the upcoming change we decided to release a handy printable HTML 5 Cheat Sheet that lists all currently supported tags, their descriptions, their attributes and their support in HTML 4.
Please notice that the specification is an ongoing work, and is expected to remain so for many years, although parts of HTML 5 are going to be finished and implemented in browsers before the whole specification reaches final Recommendation status. We’ll do our best to update the cheat sheet when new changes will become known. The cheat sheet was created by our friends from Veign.com3 and released exclusively for the readers of Smashing Magazine.
Download the cheat sheet for free!
Thank you very much, Chris Hanscom! We appreciate your efforts.
Further Resources About HTML 5
- Yes, You Can Use HTML 5 Today!7
There have been many changes to the HTML 5 landscape since Lachlan Hunt’s 2007 article on A List Apart, A Preview of HTML 5.8 Let’s see what’s happening in the world of HTML 5.
- HTML 5 Demos9
A couple of HTML 5 examples and experiments.
- HTML 5 Doctor10
This blog publishes articles relating to HTML5 and it’s semantics and how to use them, here and now.
- A Selection of Supported Features in HTML511
A Selection of Supported Features in HTML5.
- 4 Useful HTML5 Browser Support Overviews12
- HTML 5 Gallery13
A showcase of sites using html5 markup.
Do you already use HTML 5 in your projects? Would you recommend using HTML 5? Let us know in the comments!
- 1 http://www.zeldman.com/2009/07/02/xhtml-wtf/
- 2 http://www.webmonkey.com/blog/HTML_5_Won_t_Be_Ready_Until_2022DOT_Yes__2022DOT
- 3 http://www.veign.com
- 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/html5-cheat-sheet/html5-cheat-sheet.pdf
- 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/html5-cheat-sheet/preview.gif
- 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/html5-cheat-sheet/html5-cheat-sheet.pdf
- 7 http://www.sitepoint.com/article/html-5-snapshot-2009/
- 8 http://www.alistapart.com/articles/previewofhtml5/
- 9 http://html5demos.com/
- 10 http://html5doctor.com/
- 11 http://molly.com/html5/html5-0709.html
- 12 http://www.hagenburger.net/2009/05/4-useful-html5-browser-support-overviews
- 13 http://html5gallery.com/