HTML and CSS Reference
In-Depth Information
COMPUTER languages as ranging from
low-level languages that virtually mimic the
native language of the computer to high-level
languages that are close to how people talk.
HyperText Markup Language Version 5
(HTML5) is a very high-level language. However,
the original HTML had very few “words” with
which to describe what the developer and
designer wanted. As the Web grew, the demands
on HTML grew. With help from Cascading Style
Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript, designers could do
more with Web pages, but still, a lot was lacking.
languages like Java and applications made with
Flash. In fact, most browsers were bundled with
the latest plug-ins for Flash so that users could
view pages created with Flash and Flash Builder
However, Web developers still wanted more from
HTML and CSS to run natively with browsers.
Browser makers quietly were adding functional-
ity to JavaScript required to work with the new
elements in HTML5. With new versions of each
browser, not only was HTML5 being fully
implemented, so too was JavaScript and CSS3.
h is chapter explains how the dif erent HTML5
elements work and how they work in conjunction
with CSS3 and JavaScript.
More help was available for creating Web pages
in the form of plug-ins that were able to run
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