Demystifying HTML5 – Interview with Bruce Lawson, Opera

Demystifying HTML5 – Interview with Bruce Lawson, Author, Web standards advocate and evangelist at Opera

Suddenly, everyone’s talking about HTML5, and ready or not, you need to get acquainted with this powerful new development in web and application design says Bruce. Some of its new features are already being implemented by existing browsers, and much more is around the corner.

In this seven minute interview with Bruce Lawson, author, Web standards advocate and evangelist at Opera, Bruce shares his thoughts and perspectives on HTML5 as well as some takeaways from his HTML5 book for Web professionals.


A special shout out to Bruce Lawson for the interview and his time. Bruce is a down to earth guy and we would like to thank him publicly for all that he does to support Web professionals and the Web professional community at large.

Here’s an intro to his book as well as a few links to check out.

HTML5 Book Lawson

Written by developers who have been using the new language for the past year in their work, this book shows you how to start adapting the language now to realize its benefits on today’s browsers. Rather than being just an academic investigation, it concentrates on the practical—the problems HTML5 can solve for you right away.

By following the book’s hands-on HTML5 code examples you’ll learn:
•new semantics and structures to help your site become richer and more accessible
•how to apply the most important JavaScript APIs that are already implemented
•the uses of native multimedia for video and audio
•techniques for drawing lines, fills, gradients, images and text with canvas
•how to build more intelligent web forms
•implementation of new storage options and web databases
•how geolocation works with HTML5 in both web and mobile applications

All the code from this book (and more) is available at

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