30 Must-See HTML5 Tutorials to Help You Impress Your Audience

If you want to be a successful web developer or designer, you always have to be a step ahead. Sooner or later, HTML5 is going to strengthen its position even further and you want to be ready when that happens. Mastering the latest technology will allow you to experiment, push things further, and give you a considerable edge in the market.

For this roundup we’ve prepared 30 fresh, brilliant and useful HTML5 tutorials from 2012 ranging from basic element explanation to advanced case studies.


Not quite familiar with HTML5? These resources will give you a great boost to start off.



Thecodeplayer allows you to learn HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript in a new way – watch walkthroughs of code writing and see the demo in real-time.



w3schools is the best resource for beginners wanting to learn how to code. They’ve got an awesome HTML5 introduction course.



Lynda is one of the best resources that offers software training (it’s premium though). In HTML5 First Look, author James Williamson introduces the newest HTML specification, providing a high-level overview of HTML5 in its current state, how it differs from HTML4, the current level of support in various browsers and mobile devices, and how the specification might evolve in the future.

1. Creating a Mobile-First Responsive Web Design


This tutorial is going to teach you how to create an adaptive web experience that’s designed mobile-first.

2. Using semantic HTML


This article will talk about semantic HTML and explain why you should go deeper into it.

3. WebGL 2D Translation


This article is a continuation of a series starting with WebGL Fundamentals. While some might find it obvious, you should check out the first chapters.

4. Getting started with the HTML5 track element


The track element provides a simple, standardized way to add subtitles, captions, screen reader descriptions and chapters to videos and audios. Learn how to use this element in this tutorial.

5. Toying With the HTML5 File System API


HTML5 provides us with a whole crop of new possibilities, such as drawing with canvas, implementing multimedia with the audio and video APIs, and so on. One of these tools, which is still relatively new, is the File System API. This tutorial goes through the basics of this new and exciting API, exploring the most common filesystem tasks.

6. Capturing Audio & Video in HTML5


Audio/Video capture has been the “Holy Grail” of web development for a long time. For many years we’ve had to rely on browser plugins. HTML5 to the rescue.

7. An Introduction to the HTML5 Gamepad API


As HTML games begin to gradually increase in popularity, vendors are starting to introduce some exciting new APIs to make gaming that little bit sweeter. One of these is the Gamepad API, which allows you to connect your good old console gamepad into your computer and use it for browser-based games, plug and play style.

8. Understanding HTML5 and CSS3 for Web Design


HTML5 and CSS3 gives a web developer even more tools with which to express himself, here is a basic overview of what they are so you can build cutting edge websites.

9. Case Study: A Tale of An HTML5 Game with Web Audio


Fieldrunners is an award-winning tower-defense style game that was originally released for iPhone in 2008. Since then it has been ported to many other platforms. See how the biggest challenge of sound implementing to an HTML5 platform is achieved.

10. Case Study: Building Technitone.com


Technitone.com is a fusion of WebGL, Canvas, Web Sockets, CSS3, JavaScript, Flash, and the new Web Audio API in Chrome. This article will touch base on every aspect of production: the plan, the server, the sounds, the visuals, and some of the workflow.

11. An in Depth Analysis of HTML5 Multimedia and Accessibility


In this tutorial, you’ll learn how HTML5 helps to provide you with several ways of presenting your media content to users.

12. HTML5 Tutorial: How to Build a Single Product Page


In this post, you are going to work on a fictional project, creating a single product page to offer iPhone 4S, and in this project you are also going to implement methods like:


element and the negation selector.


13. Tutorial: Create A Minimal Single Page Portfolio With HTML5/CSS3


This tutorial is going to walk you through the basic front-end build and what resources were used to rapidly build the page.

14. HTML5 Drag and Drop Multiple File Uploader


This tutorial is going to teach you how to build a multiple drag & drop file uploader (like in Flickr) in HTML5.

15. Retro shop – single page layout for your e-shop


Learn how to build a retro template from scratch using HTML5/CSS/JavaScript.

16. Cocos2D HTML5 tutorial: Why it’s Hello World of course


In this tutorial you are going to implement the obligatory Hello World example using Cocos2D HTML. You can also read a tutorial on setting up Cocos2D.

17. Convert Your WordPress Theme to HTML5


After Google’s Panda Update, your site needs clearer and more human-readable code to rank better on Google. This tutorial is going to teach you how to convert your theme from XHTML to HTML5 (which Google loves).

18. Developing HTML5 Canvas Games for Facebook with JavaScript – Part 1


This tutorial describes how to create a game using the HTML5 canvas element and JavaScript, and how to integrate it into Facebook.

19. Create an interactive bubble chart with HTML5 canvas


Josh Marinacci, software engineer, researcher, part-time designer, and general miscreant, explains how to use HTML5 canvas to build an interactive chart that works on desktop mobile and then populate it with real data.

20. Create HTML5 audio visualisations


Blurring the line between Flash and HTML, Nick Jonas gives you a jump-start into audio-driven animation that runs natively in the browser.

21. Toggle Fullscreen HTML5 Canvas and Other DOM Elements


Look at some recipes used to add a fullscreen feature to the HTML5 canvas tag in browsers.

22. Mobilizing Websites with Responsive Design and HTML5 Tutorial


A blog post series tutorial for adapting your existing websites for mobile devices without building a separate mobile site. It shows, with examples, how with little changes in your HTML, CSS and JavaScript code you can deliver much nicer user experience for small screen and mobile devices.

23. Full CSS3 HTML5 Contact Form with No Images


This tutorial shows a step by step guide on how to create a full HTML5 and CSS3 contact form without using any images. The purpose of tutorial is to show what you can do with this new technology, that’s why this form has some compatibility issues with old browsers.

24. Create Your Portfolio Gallery Using HTML5 Canvas


In this tutorial you will build a photo gallery and enhance it with HTML5 canvas and CSS3 transitions. The grayscale “copies” of the images are created with canvas and pure CSS3 is used for the smooth changes.

25. Build a Lightbox for a responsive HTML5 touch interface


Stephen Woods, front-end engineer at Flickr, explains how to create a simple Lightbox with gesture support and provides tips for improving the perceived as well as the actual performance of touch interfaces.

26. Create an HTML5 Canvas Tile Swapping Puzzle


In this tutorial you will be working with the HTML5 canvas and JavaScript to create a dynamic tile swapping game. The result will be a puzzle that works with any given image, and has flexible difficulty levels that are easily adjusted.

27. HTML5 Canvas Optimization: A Practical Example


If you’ve been doing JavaScript development long enough, you’ve most likely crashed your browser a few times. The problem usually turns out to be some JavaScript bug. This tutorial focuses on optimizing animations produced using JS and HTML5

28. Learn CreateJS by Building an HTML5 Pong Game


This tutorial is based on Carlos Yanez’s Create a Pong Game in HTML5 With EaselJS. The graphics and sound effects are all taken from Yanez’s tutorial.

29. How to Create an Audio Player in jQuery, HTML5 & CSS3


Learn how to create an HTML5 audio and video player that also works for older browsers using Flash and Silverlight to mimic the HTML5 MediaElement API.

30. Design a Foursquare-like User Profile Page in HTML5/CSS3


Learn how to code a simple profile page similar to that of Foursquare. You’ll be coding this page in HTML5 and CSS3, so some of the newer techniques will be introduced.

Do you have HTML5 tutorials you want to share? Feel free to share them in the comments!

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