CSS3 Gradient Backgrounds and Controlling Their Height

Let’s assume you want to create a gradient background that starts at the top of the page and finishes at the bottom of your page header, i.e. is 100px tall. You can do this with a combination of CSS3 rules and avoid those ugly background images.

Cross-browser HTML5 video tag with fallback for Flash users

Apple’s lack of support for Flash on the iPhone and iPad has forced people to reconsider the value of HTML5 and its video tag. It’s no longer something to put off until the future. However, adding HTML5 video support to your site AND continue to provide a Flash option for older browsers (I.E.) is not […]

YUI 3.0 Gallery now includes modernizr functionality

Are you working on an HTML5 project and using the latest YUI library from Yahoo? If so, you’ll be happy to know that you can use the modernizr functionality within the YUI3 code. This extension was added to the YUI Gallery by Pradhap Natarajan: Modernizr (gallery-modernizr). This is a wrapper for Modernizr library that is […]

Dive into HTML5 should be everyone’s intro to the standard

I just found out about the Dive Into HTML5 tutorial. It’s downright amazing. I wish all specs were so carefully described. Don’t miss the first chapter on the history of standards creation. It gives you a good understanding of why the HTML standards are quirky and why HTML5 is progressing the way it is. I […]

HTML5 Helpful Links

I’m starting to hack away at HTML5 and I’m finding that I need to start bookmarking more and more pages. There are lots of good resources out there. Here are a few: HTML5 structure—div, section & article – Oli.jp HTML5 – Wikipedia Dive Into HTML5 The Best HTML5 Slides Ever HTML5 Forms Have a Field […]