Posted 26/10/2011 13:59:40
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InstantForum.NET 2012 now fully supports HTML 5 W3C validated mark-up on all key pages. You can see an example of the new skins validating against the W3C validation service...
We now also use the newer CSS 3 features such as rounded corners and drop shadows to reduce the need for images and CSS hacks to achieve the same effect in CSS 2. We do of course make an attempt to down grade gracefully. For older browsers that don't support the newer CSS 3 features.
The move to HTML 5 has allowed us to reduce the HTML mark-up generated by our pages & controls meaning fewer bytes are now sent over the network for every page request. It also presented an opportunity for us to go through the code line by line making rendering optimizations to the mark-up as we spot possible improvem4tns. For example moving inline styles to external cacheable CSS files etc.
As HTML 5 has not yet been finalized we have opted to stay clear of HTML 5 specific tags at this point. As the specification matures we'll be taking advantage more HTML 5 specific tags to further improve the semantics of forum pages.
As a result of this change users upgrading from a previous version of InstantForum.NET will need to update the doctype used within there InstantForum.NET application. We would suggest now using a HTML 5 doc type and not the XHTML 1.1 strict doc type as used in the previous 2010 release. HTML 5 is of course the default doc type now within each InstantForum.NET 212 skins master page.
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