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Should I learn HTML5 and CSS3 yet?

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#1 An Alien

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:09 PM

I already have a busy schedule so I don't have time to read and learn a lot of stuff. And HTML5 and CSS3 isn't supported completely with all browsers so I was wondering that if it's really worth learning right now, or should I wait? I know it's probably a whole lot easier than the previous version to make websites and has a lot more cool features but it's no good if not all browsers support it.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:28 PM

Start learning HTML 4 and XHTML 1 along with CSS 2 and JavaScript and you will be very fine for now. When you've learnt "all" about that, it is time to start learning the rather different HTML 5 and CSS 3. And from your threads in php category, I suggest you try to learn more and more of basic programming skills, whatever language you use. Learn a lot more of how languages are built up and normal types of coding better.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:29 PM

I know HTML4 and CSS2 pretty well. Not php or javascript yet.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:41 PM

In short, no. There is no need for it. If you use a JavaScript framework you can get a head start on the CSS3 with the neat selectors.

I'd keep an eye out for them though. Once they come out it will still be a LONG transition before people everybody gets support for this, and they are still years in the making.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:44 PM

Well, hopefully with IE9 out, the majority of people will be using modern browsers.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:59 PM

From what I remember I think the majority of browsers still use IE6

I believe this to be partly companies forcing employees not to upgrade their IE at work, due to in house software not being able to run properly.

None the less, I still make my public websites compatible with Non-JavaScript users and that's a small 3%, there's no way HTML5 and CSS3 will be that popular in years.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:28 PM

The only useful thing about learning HTML5 are the <audio> and <video> selectors, so we can move to WebM or embedded containers rather than flash or embedded plugins, there are quite a few tags meant for easier semantic writability (like <header>, <summary>, <figure> which could make great ease of business document writing.)
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:05 PM

The only useful thing about learning HTML5 are the <audio> and <video> selectors, so we can move to WebM or embedded containers rather than flash or embedded plugins, there are quite a few tags meant for easier semantic writability (like <header>, <summary>, <figure> which could make great ease of business document writing.)

Since I automate data mining I could see that aiding the process, however, if they are using good coding standards now it's not hard to tell what's the header or footer is, and where the actual content is.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:52 AM

I suggest you now learn javascript, followed by jquery.
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