Can a a total beginner start with html5

+1 tezuka PC · March 14, 2015
on the video guides it is recommended to learn java and xhtml and css first, how big of a deal is it, can I get away without learning those if I pay close attention and work hard?

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+1 Jason Knight · March 14, 2015
I am not quite sure what video you are talking about but I am guessing it is an old one... But if you want to build websites html is the place to start.
html5 is the latest and greatest version of html, xhtml is old... at the time the video was recorded the standards where probably transitioning, but now you should be fine to start with html5....
 my  learning path was html > css > actionscript    > JavaScript  >  PHP
 and I really had no problems as that path kind of builds on top of each other...
I would suggest a similar path but probably not bother learning actionscript unless you want to make games, or ads or have free time and are interested. 
+1 Stuart Abbott · March 15, 2015
I agree with Jason. I'm still a complete newb at this and at present I know only a small amount of HTML and CSS. Once I have a bit more of a solid grounding with these I am going to move onto JavaScript, jQuery and PHP. Ideally, I want to make a website that incorporates all of these.

So, in short, HTML is a great place to start!
0 tezuka PC · March 16, 2015
wait im a bit confused is html just short for xhtml? or something different, people on youtube told me to learn xhtml and javascript 1st because html5 is more advanced and I would not understand the videos.

so xhtml = html or html5 = html

because bucky doesnt go over the basics in his html5 videos people are telling me to learn xhtml and css first.

to stuart - why dont you want to learn html5 after? 
0 Jason Knight · March 16, 2015
Ok sorry for the confusion. 
In a nutshell.

XHTML is an older version of HTML
HTML5 Is the newest version of HTML  

they are both HTML, they will both work however stuff has been added and refined in HTML5 that was not present in earlier versions.
So i guess in that way it is a little bit more complicated.... but not to the point where you'll have to learn previous versions to grasp the concept. This video is 4 years old... I'll have a look and see if i can find you a newer one.
0 Jason Knight · March 16, 2015
Try this guy he sounds alright.
0 Tommy C · March 16, 2015

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0 tezuka PC · March 16, 2015
thanks Jason Knight and the weird life guy lol, and to everyone that replied.

also I thought javascript was dying or is that something else, I though java script was flash and apple tried to kill it off by not putting it on its ios devices and html5 took over.
0 Vera Hurst · March 17, 2015
You need not learn Java at the very first. However, having a little bit of knowledge will surely help in the web development process. HTML5 is the latest version of HTML and the basic of web designing. So, you can definitely start off by learning html5 at first.
0 Stuart Abbott · March 17, 2015
Also, just to throw it out there, always remember that Java and JavaScript are different
0 Abdullah Nauman · March 17, 2015

 it is recommended to learn java and xhtml and css first,

I think that you are confusing Java with JavaScript,  Java is a programming language you need'nt know Java for Web development, but when you start to get deeper in to web development, then JavaScript is a must. 
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