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HTML5 for the ASP.NET Developer

Start taking advantage of HTML5 features to optimize websites for desktop and mobile browsers

HTML standards have been an important part of web development since the beginning of the web. HTML5, the most recent version of HTML, is on the cusp of becoming the industry standard for web development since the language was deemed a WC3 Candidate Recommendation as of December 2012. In "The Past, Present, and Future of HTML5," Dev Pro provided you with detailed information about the history of HTML5. In this article, I'll show how you can take advantage of the HTML5 features that browser companies have already incorporated into their products. Specifically, Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple, Google, and Opera have implemented parts of the HTML5 specifications into their browsers. In addition, we'll take a look at some of those specifications and discuss what we developers need to do to make our applications compliant with HTML5.

New Features in HTML5

HTML5 is an umbrella term for the new HTML, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) features that are being standardized. New HTML tags include the