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I’m Dudley Storey, the author of Pro CSS3 Animation. This is my blog, where I talk about web design and development with , and . To receive more information, including news, updates, and tips, you should follow me on Twitter or add me on Google+.

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Using The HTML5 Date Input

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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Any online form that requires a scheduling, appointment or a booking function usually needs some kind of date picker. Traditionally this has been covered by JQuery or another JavaScript framework, but HTML5 features its own native date input, with good and growing browser support… with the unfortunate exception of Firefox and Safari, at least right now.

Using the HTML5 meter Element

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Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

The <progress> and <meter> elements are often lumped together, but they are quite distinct, and are used in very different ways on web pages.

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Using The HTML5 progress Element

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 30 seconds

Aimless browsing on the web is changing to a goal-directed activity: uploading a file, completing a , working through a lesson plan, watching a . In response, we need a more complex web UI: not just signifiers for visited links, but ways of measuring progress.

HTML5 addresses that need with the <progress> element. Like all additions to HTML5, the <progress> element comes with supplementary and , which I’ll also cover in this article.

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