HTML5 forms introduction and new attributes

No doubt you interact with at least one form on the Web every day. Whether you’re searching for content or logging in to your e-mail account or Facebook page, using online forms is one of the most common tasks performed on the Web. As designers and developers, creating forms has a certain monotony about it, particularly writing validation scripts for them. HTML5 introduces a number of new attributes, input types, and other elements for your markup toolkit. In this article we’ll be focussing on the new attributes with a future article looking at the new input types.

As we’ll see, these new features will go a long way toward making your life easier while delivering a delightful user experience. The best thing about all this? You can start using them now. We’ll start with a (very) brief history of HTML5 forms though.

Drupal 8: A Look Ahead

Since the release of Drupal 7, there has been much talk about what to expect for the next major release of Drupal. Drupal’s founder Dries Buytaert has outlined some of the goals for Drupal 8. These goals provide some insights into what we are likely to see in the next Drupal version.

A few of the goals Dries has outlined includes the following: to integrate web services, optimize for HTML5, improve configuration management, improve design and usability, and to become mobile and tablet friendly.

HTML5 forms input types

In the first article in this series we looked at the history of HTML5 forms and many of the new attributes available to us. In this second and final part of the series, we’ll look at the new input types available in HTML5. As we’ll see, these new features will go a long way toward making your life easier while delivering a delightful user experience. The best thing about all this? You can start using them now.

This is article is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of Beginning HTML5 and CSS3: The Web Evolved by Christopher Murphy, Oli Studholme, Richard Clark and Divya Manian, published by Apress.

How to mark up subheadings, subtitles, alternative titles and taglines

If you don’t already know, the hgroup element is obsolete in HTML5. Advice is now provided in the HTML spec on how to mark up subheadings, subtitles, alternative titles and taglines using existing and implemented HTML features. Russian Translation of this article: Разметка для подзаголовков by Frontender magazine Advice for marking up subheadings and the like The important question for developers is: How do I mark up these buggers???