When the big G announced last year that internet ads using Adobe Flash would be blocked/paused on Chrome, it became the nail in the coffin for the multimedia platform.
All good things must come to an end, but in a way, we couldn’t be happier. Good riddance to heavy interactive files that would increase load times and affect user experience.
So with HTML5 being recommended by both Google and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, it proves that this is the time to welcome a new learning challenge. If you haven’t caught on yet, shame on you. Not only is HTML5 a versatile language that works on all browser platforms, allows you to create more engaging and interactive content that mirrors Flash with more efficiency, but it’s going to increase your payday by a few more zeros.
To kick up your HTML skills a notch, we recommend checking out these places. Most are free resources, some are paid but offer a trial. Let’s get down to business shall we?
An online teaching start-up, Udacity offers “nanodegree” programs, which are both affordable and accessible. These programs are tailored to match your skills and availability so you won’t need to interrupt your lifestyle while still gaining a recognized skill. For HTML5, check out the Front-end Web Developer nano degree.
Created by Eduonix Learning Solutions, you learn the basic of HTML through to its advanced features. Eduonix comprises of industry professionals who teach you the course from scratch. Perfect for beginners, the course fee is a mere $25 and is spread out over 5 chapters and takes 8 hours and 23 minutes.
I really like the concept behind Code Avengers. Their teachings are all guided courses that show you what needs to be done step-by -step. So whether this is your first time coding, or you have tried it before – their are program offers practical coding skills to help you learn at your own pace.
Popular in the tech industry as a learning portal, Udemy offers a complete HTML5 programming course for beginners. There are over 46 lectures and 10.5 hours of content packed into this 7 section course. Created by Eduonix, this course is Free and only requires that you have the passion to learn.
Treehouse prides themselves as a portal that will help you gain skills that can secure you a job, digital job that is. Perfect for beginners, you can learn HTML with a free trial and later for only $25/month. With great support, you can practice your skills live in their Code Challenge Engine and get help from members-only forums.
Created by designer and front-end developer Shay Howe, he shows us how to code advanced HTML & CSS in a blog post style. In his lessons (Total 10), he takes a deeper look at front-end design and development, expanding on what is covered in his beginner’s guide, and teaches the latest for any designer looking to round out their front-end skills.
One of my personal favorites, Codecademy teaches anyone how to code interactively, for free! Join 4.5million students and take their HTML & CSS course over 7 hours. Once you’re done with this beginner course, you’ll be able to create websites by structuring and styling your pages with HTML and CSS.
Code School courses are structured by ‘Paths’ based on the type of technology. They believe in learning by doing, and is structured for beginners to intermediate coders. Get started with HTML5 for $29/month, and go through each level (5 in total) and take their challenges to become a ninja.
So there you have it, 10 places on the web you can use to immediately enhance your skills (and pay grade). While this resource is a great starting ground, you might want to structure and plan how you’ll actually get down to doing it. Time, as we all know is an important commodity and managing it is crucial to doing anything. Here’s an interesting life hack article by Sean Kim on how to get more time to learn something new.