There's a lot of hype going on about html5 nowadays. If you're not using html5 yet, the whole thing can be somewhat overwhelming. After reading this blogpost you'll be ready to upgrade your current project (or start a new one) using html5.
I went to the bocaruby ruby users group earlier this month. I had some understanding of what html5 is capable of, but Diego Scataglini's presentation html5 a gentle introduction definitely expanded my knowledge. I recommend it as a solid introduction to what is different about html5.
Often times after learning about a new technology a lot of programmers get stuck. This new functionality is great, but how I do I get started using it? It really helps to have something that gives you a little push.
Some of its many features
- html5 css reset
- cross-browser compatible
- cdn hosted jquery with local fallback
You end up with a ie-version class applied to the html tag, which allows you to do ie targeted css all in the same file. For example:
Getting the code
You can get html5-boilerplate on the official site or github
sporkd has created a compass plugin for html5-boilerplate get the code here