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    Is your site HTML5 ready yet?

    We're still a few years away until HTML5 is officially launched. Some current HTML tags like <font> will soon be history. Have you made your site HTML5 ready yet or not? Have you tried using HTML5 to develop any features?

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    All WordPress sites using the TwentyTen or TwentyEleven theme since 2010 are using HTML5.

    The font tag was deprecated in HTML 4.01 in 1999, so technically speaking the font tag has been obsolete for over 12 years. You will get validation errors if you use the font tag in HTML 4.01 or XHTML. The center tag was also deprecated in HTML 4.01.

    Although all of the new features in HTML 5 cannot be used until browsers catch up, you can use the basic rules and prepare sites for the new features. HTML 5 sites that follow the rules run much faster. I reworked several of my HTML 4.01 sites into HTML 5 and pure CSS and saw the YSLOW speed scores go from a B or a C to an A.
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    All of my website build by HTML 5. Using this applications we can create multiple facilities in the web. If you want to get the best appearance, you can modify with multiple applications inside.

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    I haven't played with HTML 5 yet, I suppose it's time to suck it up, especially since my primary money maker is due for a facelift and programming overhaul.

    Does 5 come up with a reasonable replacement for <center>? I think that's the one *old* tag that I miss the most, and definitely the one I most frequently cheat with. All other _approaches_ seem to be such a pain in the butt, cumbersome, subject to browser interpretation, etc.

    Me: Just put the #)@(&*$ thing in the center of the block! Screw it! <center>This, that, the other</center> done!
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    To be HTML 5 compliant you need to use much more CSS and fewer of the older HTML tags and attributes--and only use tables for displaying tabular data. I stopped using the 'center' tag about 5 years when I switched to pure CSS designs. You won't miss it.

    If you are already using pure CSS designs, then upgrading them to be HTML 5 compliant is easy. Just follow the advice given in the W3C Validator.
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    I have the knowledge and ability to code pure CSS, but rarely the patience that it requires to get a layout that I want. On the rare occasions I decide I want to be a purist, I end up saying "screw it" and letting the design elements fall where they wish, and going from there. I can usually achieve what I wish, but 30 minutes of dorking around with relative sizes, paddings and margins just... well... yeah... <center></center> takes me about 5 seconds and browsers rarely misinterpret it.

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    Makes me glad i finally retired the first thing i built, my real estate site. Initially created in the 90's before I could spell HTML much less code it... Created with (believe it or not) MS word, then added onto with Frontpage. Had to learn html to make it clean enough to render. FP wrote waaay heavy/ugly code, but it got the site up. Nobody used CSS yet, and when i discovered it... Too late. I'd never have gotten it compliant.

    Now, being a lazy SOB by nature who can barely spell "code", I'm glad there's WordPress so us non-techs that don't share y'alls ability to write sites in hexidecimal with a pencil can still play.

    Hmm. I see a common theme. Must learn to spell.
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