Although HTML5 has a ton of bells and whistles, it's very much an integral part of the coming Web, and not everything about it is flashy and sexy. HTML5 actually offers a lot in terms of enhancing your web forms. Further, you can now build applications that function when your users aren't connected to a network. This Breakdown teaches you how to build 21st century forms: they'll validate your data, respond to data type mistakes, and even keep working when the WiFi goes down.
Although browsers offer different support for HTML5 validation, your work on your forms today will future-proof then for tomorrow. What isn't for the future, though, is the support for offline apps in HTML5. You'll learn how to write to a localized data store when there's not a networked server with which to connect. Not only that, you'll learn how to sync that data back up with the network when your users reconnect to the Web.
The experts in the O'Reilly Breakdown live video series not only break down the concepts of difficult and complex subjects, they also demonstrate practical implementation and use. Each episode features an experienced programmer, developer, or software designer working on real-world challenges, ranging from iPad user interface design and multi-tasking on Android phones to caching in cloud-based applications.