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HTML5 becomes W3C Recommendation, text alternatives for images, creating mobile apps from HTML, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 161 — October 29, 2014
On October 28, the W3C published the HTML5 spec as a ‘Recommendation’ (in W3C parlance, what they consider a true, complete standard). We’ve all been using HTML5 for ages, of course, but this is a significant milestone nonetheless.


A new document from the W3C that contains best practice guidance for authors of HTML5 documents for providing text alternatives to images.

HTML5 Doctor
Steve Faulkner got in touch with a wide variety of people (including Tim Berners-Lee and Jeffrey Zeldman) and to get their perspectives on HTML5 finally becoming a W3C Recommendation.

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Mozilla Hacks
A simple tutorial about creating cross platform webapps based around Apache Cordova and Mozilla’s Brick web components.

The Next Web
Mozilla’s Webmaker app will allow smartphone users like journalists, teachers, small business owners and more the ability to create mobile web apps using simple building blocks and templates.

Modern Web Conference
The Modern Web Conference was a recent online/virtual conference with 14 great speakers, including Estelle Weyl, Elijah Manor, and Raymond Camden. All of the talks are now available to watch on YouTube.


In brief

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