Help Turn a Flash Guy into an HTML5 Guy
February 4, 2010 8:05 AM Subscribe
I want to design an HTML5 (+JS & CSS), self-study course for myself. I'm a seasoned Flash/Actionscript developer, but I want to keep relevant if Flash dies. (Please spare me from pro/anti-Adobe politics. I don't care which technology wins. I want to be good at them all.)
posted by grumblebee to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
HTML5 may well win out over Flash, but I'm convinced that won't happen next year. My clients want Browser/OS compatibility, and until everyone gets on board with standards for HTML5/CSS3/etc., Flash is still going to be relevant (in my opinion).
But I want to be able get work three-to-five years from now, when it's certainly possible that Flash's day will be over.
So please note that I'm less interested in today's web technologies than in the ones that will probably be used "tomorrow." I am not in a hurry. I want to be thorough.
Given a real or alternate future in which most web apps are built using HTML5 and its associated technologies, how should I best prepare myself? What are the best books, websites, training videos, tutorials, etc.?
Note: over the years, I have played with HTML, CSS and JS (including Jquery). I'm not a neophyte, but I'm also not an expert on best practices, security concerns, etc.
I've always found CSS the most confusing of the three core languages. I sort of get it, but the browser incompatibilities do my head in -- especially since for each problem, there seems to be 19 different competing solutions. All the tricks using negative positioning also confuse me. So great CSS resources are especially needed!
If there are related issues I should know about, such as what's going on with web fonts and video, please let me know.
Finally, since HTML5 (& co.) is in a state of flux, what are the best blogs to keep abreast of the latest changes and issues?