HTML5 is the fifth revision of and currently the latest version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language). The fifth revision of HTML introduced many new syntactic features such as video, audio, canvas as well as section and article to name a few, with which the content of websites may be better ...

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Too many duplicate image alt attributes. What to do?

I've got a table. And as you can see below I've got a lot of duplicate alt attributes going on. What is the best way to prevent this but still have valid HTML5 code? <table id="benefits"> ...
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Proper H Tag Usage For SEO [duplicate]

What is the up to date correct usage of the H tags? I was originally told that it was only one H1 tag per page. Now I am being told that you can use more than one h1 tag as long as it is only one ...
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Proper format to markup article author for Google rich snippets and HTML5

The Google guideline Author information in search results tells us that we need to use the following format to link to the article author: <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Author</a> ...
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When should I use <tag>content</tag> tag style, when <tag attrs> and when <tag attrs />?

I'm using HTML5. I just a bit confused that some people said "html validator does not like <tag attrs /> tags style". It is obvious that if I need to place some content between opening and ...
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Is datetime-local removed from HTML 5.1?

HTML5 seemingly introduces these two input types: datetime (with a timezone) datetime-local (without a timezone) Even though both are present on the W3C wiki, the HTML 5.1 nightly draft ...
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Responsive design best practice: Duplicate html elements for media querying and SEO impact?

I have a page with, in order of html appearance, a figure tag, headgroup tag, and an article tag. In order to make a page's design responsive using media queries, I need a different order for ...
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Which tool can tidy/indent HTML5? [closed]

I've already spent about 2 hours searching google and trying various tools but either they don't do indent tags per say or they aren't HTML5 compatible such as the famous HTML tidy which was last ...
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Proper usage of <title>, <header>, <h1> and <h2> in a HTML5 website?

I have been studying this subject for several days and have found many conflicting suggestions with regards to search indexing. I am working on a project which has a lot of different pages ranging ...
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we choose to use tables to layout web forms: (how) can we make them valid/accessible?

we are building a site with dozens of very complex forms and we decided that the best solution for us is to make them using <table> but we are worried about accessibility and standards. what i ...
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Which browsers do not support user-defined tags?

I recently added HTML5 <nav> and <footer> elements to a page, thinking that HTML5-capable browsers would use them for semantic things like navigation, while older browsers would see them ...
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Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML document?

Can I use <link> tags in the body of an HTML page? I tried to find the answer to this question, but found contradictory information. When adding Schema.org microdata markup to an HTML page, I ...
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Can changing websites from XHTML 1.0 to HTML5 affect rendering in older browsers like Internet Explorer 8?

We are considering the pros and cons of switching from XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML5 for our website (for instance, to enhance our SERP positions by using microdata and new specific HTML5 tags for ...
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When updating to HTML5, will adding <!doctype html>, <article>, and microdata result in rendering problems in older browsers?

When updating our website from XHTML to HTML5, will changing the following things result in rendering problems for our site in older browsers like Internet Explorer 8: Specify <!doctype html>. ...
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Vertical page flip effect

I found turn.js as a very simple and nice effect to create page flip effect. The problem is that I'm looking for that effect but vertical not horizontal. Does anybody knows any Javascript or what ...
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Is it bad to have a mix of HTML 5 and XHTML pages within one website from SEO perspective?

We are going to update our website from well-formed XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML 5. However, as I see, we will be doing this step-by-step. This means we will have some pages in HTML 5 and others in ...
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How can we fix the emtpy form action error reported by HTML5 validators for default ASP.NET 4 pages, and will this affect SEO?

We are in the process of upgrading our ASP.NET 4 website from XHTML 1.0 to HTML 5. The <form> tag is generated automatically as it is ASP.NET, and it looks like: <form method="post" ...
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Upgrading website from XHTML 1.0 Transitional to HTML 5: how can it affect SERP positions?

We have an enough old but still supported website which is XHTML 1.0 Transitional now. We are going to change it to HTML 5 to add some new features in the future (microdata, ...
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HTML5 article tag application for the iPad/iPhone

I've used article tags on websites. My understanding and practice is to use the article tag for publication content. I always use HTML/HTML5 tags as their intended purposes and not at will. Recently, ...
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Is using divs instead of new HTML5 tags considered a bad practice?

I've found a website that uses divs with classes that are names of new HTML5 elements. At first it looked really ugly and silly, but then I gave it a secound thought and after all it's kind of smart ...
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Xampp and file paths

I'm having hard time with xampp, it really getting me crazy. I have few installations of WordPress with Roots Template, which was loading without any css, js..etc. And the solution was to delete ...
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Right way for host HTML5 video

So, I have a responsive site that has kind of blog to show videos (in html). For now, I am doing this in MP4 HD video - for computer users MP4 SD video - for mobile users WebM HD Video - for ...
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What is the best way to set up a company web site for little to no money? [closed]

I am starting a Corporate Consulting company and need a web site but I'm not a designer and I don't have a lot of money to purchase templates or to hire. Can any one suggest a known source for good ...
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Overuse of <h1> was bad, but now, with HTML5?

We know that the overuse of <h1> can lead to an over-optimization penalty, but now, in HTML5 it's allowed to use multiple <h1> in the same page (inside nested sections). What will Google ...
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How to deal with browser compatibility with HTML5 and CSS3?

Well, I've been reading about the new features of HTML5 and CSS3 since 2011, however, I still find myself a little preoccupied in using those features because of people using old browsers (or worse, ...
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How will a website update - from HTML 4.01 to HTML5 - affect page ranking?

My concern is, my client is already number 2 on the search engine ranking for the main keyword of his particular field and I don't want to see him lose any more ground. He wants to not only future ...
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Video for an ad-driven website

I have a website, which i will fill with a bunch of useful videos. I've implemented an ads rotation engine for articles and will do so for videos. The next milestone is to decide how video will be ...
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Public search engine which index HTML tags

Do you know a public search engine which allows search on HTML tags? The usage will be to search websites with HTML5 tags such as <canvas> being able to search over the class names could also ...
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How do Expires headers and cache manifest rules work together?

I find the W3C's official Offline Web Applications specification to be rather vague about how the cache manifest interacts with headers such as ETag, Expires, or Pragma on cached assets. I know that ...
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Why does Bing webmaster tool's SEO analyzer complain about multiple <h1> tags?

I used the Bing webmaster tool's SEO analyzer on my website, and it reported: There are multiple tags on the page. It recommends that there should only be one <h1> tag on the page. The ...
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Repeat use of Schema / Rich Snippets Markup i.e LocalBusiness Data

I am unable to find official wording and I'm hoping that some Rich Snippets/Schema Guru can give me some insight into proper usage of repeated content when it comes to using markup. I'm building a ...
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Disabling HTML5 rendering in Chrome

I want to test fallback if a browser isn't HTML5 ready. Is there an easy way to disable HTML rendering in Chrome?
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What is new in HTML5/CSS3?

I've seen this site and this site, but that's a lot to digest. What are the main things about HTML5 that make it different/better than regular old (X)HTML/CSS?
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Checking Request's user agent versus handling _escaped_fragment_ urls when using pushState only (no hashbangs)

I'm working on an AJAX-based application and thinking of how to make it crawlable by search engines. I've read the Google's AJAX crawling specification but I couldn't get my head around one thing: if ...
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@Viewport @media use for input type?

I've searched high and low for some way to setup my HTML5/CSS3 for various devices. Going by screen resolution isn't the best route because some times the screen size of one device is the same as ...
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Should I be using WAI-ARIA in my HTML website builds?

Should I be using WAI-ARIA in my website builds? Will it have any benefit? Is anyone adding 'role' to their code at the moment? Some info about WAI-ARIA - www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria. The tab, link, ...
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How to mark up a poem in HTML for SEO

I'm building poetry web site and I wanted some HTML structure tips for entries. Example: <h1>This is poetry title</h1> <p> Poem's line 1. <br /> Poem's line 2. ...
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Schema.org's WebApplication: for web applications or references to web application?

Assuming one offers an online service on a page using HTML5 + Javavascript. Technically speaking, it can be considered as a web application. Is the WebApplication itemtype appropriate for this page ...
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How would I go about migrating to HTML5 without alienating the majority of my user audience?

I'd really like to implement some of the new features that come standard with HTML5 but I want to be able to do it in a way that doesn't break my site. I know that Progressive Enhancement and ...
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How do I convert a .swf file to HTML5 and make changes in the code?

I have an animation (.swf) that I want to convert to HTML5 and then edit a few of the links that appears in the animation. I have tried Google Swiffy and it outputs something that works really well ...
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Value of the HTML5 lang attribute

I'm working on a website which will offer localized content following the language+region approach as described on this W3.org page (e.g. fr-CA for Canadian French content, and fr-FR for "French ...
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How to see all changes to the HTML5 CR? [closed]

On 2013-08-06 the W3C published a new HTML5 Candidate Recommendation. How can I see what was added/removed/changed since the previous Candidate Recommendation from 2012-12-17? In Differences from ...
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Can I use RDFa with HTML5?

Can I use RDFa with HTML5?
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app URI scheme fallback URLs

I am working on a mobile friendly website and liked the idea of having my URLs open in native apps; like say to Google Maps or Facebook using custom URI protocols eg fb:// or comgooglemaps://. ...
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<center> is not supported in HTML5 but its still working. How?

<center> tag to make texts centered is not supported in HTML5 but its still working in the latest version of chrome. Is Chrome making up for the mistake or is it still supporting the deprecated ...
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Name attribute is obsolete, what is the correct behavior when dealing with anchors?

Putting some code through the html5 validator, I get this: Warning: The name attribute on the a element is obsolete. Consider putting an id attribute on the nearest container instead. I ...
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HTML5 tags: how to use them correctly?

I want the best possible SEO for my WordPress site. To do this, I made enhancements and used HTML5. The problem is that I don't know how to use particular tags. For instance, I have an article tag in ...
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HTML5 vs HTML4 regarding Search Engine Optimization

We currently have great SEO utilizing HTML4 entities, we are considering utilizing an HTML5 document type but are concerned about the SEO implications. We do not want to risk losing our SEO by ...
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Does Google Search exclude contents of <nav> from summary?

HTML5 has a new tag, <nav>. Do popular search-engines ignore contents within such tag when they generate page summaries?
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will my continuing to use EW4 become a handicap someday later? [closed]

I am using Expression Web 4 SP 2 for building my web site but Microsoft says they won't do any further development. I keep hearing about HTML5 and XHTML, etc. and sure sure if my continuing to use ...
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Recommendations for a good personal resume/portfolio website

Sorry for the broad question, but I am looking for some kind of package that will look great for posting up some personal details online in a resume type fashion. Possibly with the ability to add ...