Helpful HTML5 Resources to Get Started
Yes You Can Use HTML5 Today! via Sitepoint
This article is a fantastic place to start sinking your teeth into HTML5 and how to make the transition from XHTML to HTML5. This template provides a great jumping off point for someone just starting to experiment.
Browser Support for HTML5 via Deep Blue Sky
A perfect snapshot as to where modern browsers stand in regards to supporting HTML5. And as no surprise Internet Explorer’s support makes everyone weep bitter, bitter tears (to be fair, the author clumps all IE’s together when IE8 actually supports quite a few features).
Dive into HTML5 by Marc Pilgrim
This gorgeously designed site goes thoroughly into depth about HTML features, how to apply them today, theories and much more. Sidenote: this site has the best use of @font-face thusfar.
Tutorials and Demos
Coding a HTML5 Layout from Scratch via Smashing Magazine
As usual, Smashing Magazine provides a thorough explanation every step of the way to create an HTML5 layout.
Concise List of Demos for each of HTML5’s new features
Great Websites Built using HTML5
This gorgeous, clean design is representative of what html5 is striving to achieve.
I like the colors and the structure
A regularly updated gallery of sites constructed with HTML5
Cool Experimental Stuff
Absolutely amazing visuals that highlight HTML5’s ability to really do some real amazing animation. This is why people are calling HTML5 the “Flash-killer” although that’s not happening anytime soon. This one’s my favorite
Not necessarily all done with HTML5, but there are some amazing applications of it highlighted on this site
First person shooter done entirely using the canvas element
23 Essential HTML5 Resources via Carsonified
Great round-up of demos, explanations, and other HTML5 resources
News and explanations from the front-line of HTML5 development. Great resource for finding out what’s current, why HTML5 is being built the way it is, and learning about elements in depth
Designing with Web Standards, 3rd Edition by Jefferey Zeldman
The 7th Chapter is devoted to HTML5, its origins, its future and how it will further web standards. An essential read for many reasons, the HTML5 chapter is an added bonus.
An automated aggregate of people posting about HTML5 on Twitter. Sometimes a bit redundant, but a great resource nonetheless
The Future of HTML5 via Carsonified
Great video of Bruce Lawson’s lecture on the future of the new HTML
Room for More
These are just some of the examples and resources I’ve come across that really highlight the power and potential of HTML5. I’d really love to make this list grow so if you have any cool HTML5 resources, fresh new sites or super baddasswicked examples of cool experimental stuff, I’d love to see them. Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.