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HTML5 Forms: A Fun Guide

It’s been a while since I’ve read a technical(ish) article that is as accessible and fun as Mark Pilgrim’s guide to using new HTML5 markup in web forms.

I’m not sure if it’s the doing of ‘Professor Markup’ or this slightly nerdy quip, but I fell in love with Pilgrim’s style:

Asking for a number is trickier than asking for an email address or web address. First of all, numbers are more complicated than you might think. Quick: pick a number. -1? No, I meant a number between 1 and 10. 7½? No no, not a fraction, silly. π? Now you’re just being irrational.

Mark Pilgrim–developer advocate for Google, “specialising in open source and open standards”–has recently released a book on the subject, HTML5: Up & Running. I hope it’s as entertaining as this.

via @rands, who is asking the same question as me: “How the hell does Pilgrim make web forms entertaining?”

Note: Mark Pilgrim no longer maintains the Dive Into HTML5 project. The old site has been removed.