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Introduction to New Features of HTML5

Learn more about the new features of HTML5 for enhanced Web design and development with this course.

Front End Languages
Free Course
This free online HTML5 course will teach you about all of new features of HTML's latest iteration, including Geolocation, video, Web worker, canvas/SVG, app cache, and database. HTML5 is the markup language which structure and presents almost all content on the World Wide Web, and is an essential block of any web developer's understanding. Take this free online course today and get caught up with what you can do with HTML5!
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This course begins by introducing you to vector graphics. You will learn that until recently, you really couldn't draw on the Web because the graphics then weren't very interactive and didn't interface very well with JavaScript. You will look into the different aspects of the Web like Flash, Silverlight, and VML which were early vector graphics language from Microsoft that people use with clever tricks in order to do some drawings on the Web.

You will then explore Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) which is a Web standard that predates HTML 5. With this course, you will learn that Canvas and SVG can fit into CSS and HTTP and we now have HTML-like tags that you can animate and interact with right inside of HTML. You will learn that the Canvas API is like a scriptable image tag that you can create to directly script and draw your own custom image, and more!

Having a good knowledge and understanding of HTML5 can take your web design and development skills to another level. After studying this course, you will have a greater understanding of the new features of HTML5 and their uses, Geolocation for identifying geo-position of users, Canvas and SVG for drawing on the Web, the use of app cache and database, and more! Enrol now to start your learning journey and boost your career! 

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Learning Outcomes

After studying this course you will have a greater understanding of the following: - New features of HTML 5 and their uses - Geolocation for identifying geo-position of users - The < video > tag - Canvas and SVG for drawing on the Web - Use of app cache and database - Use of Web workers


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