People use the term HTML5 in two ways:

Although it would be great if people used one term to refer to the specification and another term to refer to the set of specifications, in practice people use the term both ways.

screen readers

Learn HTML5 from W3C

January 2016.
Microsoft offers Visual Studio Community version for free. But if you are looking to design an HTML website, not an Web Forms or MVC application, it won’t offer you anything other than what EW4 offers, and will be far less easy to navigate since it really is for, primarily.

The only competitor is Dreamweaver, which is not free (quite expensive, now, actually), and has its own list of foibles and critics.


He has a heart of gold

Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness
February 2004 at TED2004

8:30 synthetic happiness

The psychological immune system works best when we are totally stuck, when we are trapped. This is the difference between dating and marriage. You go out on a date with a guy, and he picks his nose; you don’t go out on another date. You’re married to a guy and he picks his nose? He has a heart of gold. Don’t touch the fruitcake!
You find a way to be happy with what’s happened.

We should have preferences that lead us into one future over another. But when those preferences drive us too hard and too fast because we have overrated the difference between these futures, we are at risk.
When our ambition is bounded, it leads us to work joyfully. When our ambition is unbounded, it leads us to lie, to cheat, to steal, to hurt others, to sacrifice things of real value.
When our fears are bounded, we’re prudent, we’re cautious, we’re thoughtful. When our fears are unbounded and overblown, we’re reckless, and we’re cowardly.


The way we’re working isn’t working: Tony Schwartz at TEDxMidwest  
TEDx Talks
June 26, 2012

The Science of Happiness: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You
Prof. Dan Gilbert
PresidentialConf, 2013

Martin Seligman: Positive psychology (2004)

Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology


Who Attains Status? Similarities and Differences Across Social Contexts
Social Psychological and Personality Science August 2015   vol. 6  no. 6  692-700
Nicole M. Lawless DesJardins, et al.

Informal groups form hierarchies and allocate social status in order to coordinate action and make collective decisions. Although researchers have identified characteristics of people who tend to get status, the extent to which these characteristics are context-dependent is unclear. In two studies, participants from the United States (N = 157) and Germany (N = 95) engaged in affiliative or competitive group interactions. We investigated whether the nature of the group’s task moderated the relationship between status attainment and personality. As in previous research, we found that extraversion predicted status in both competitive and affiliative contexts. In contrast, agreeableness was only associated with status in affiliative contexts. These findings underscore the importance of examining the relationship between personality and social status in context.

The first step is attention training

Chade-Meng Tan: Everyday compassion
November 2010 at TEDPrize@UN

“Search Inside Yourself” — how does it work? It works in three steps.
The first step is attention training. Attention is the basis of all higher cognitive and emotional abilities.
Therefore, any curriculum for training emotion intelligence has to begin with attention training.
The idea here is to train attention to create a quality of mind that is calm and clear at the same time. And this creates the foundation for emotion intelligence.

The second step is developing self-knowledge and self-mastery.

Bruce D. Perry: SED in EC

Bruce D. Perry: Social & Emotional Development in Early Childhood
Chicago Humanities Festival
Dec 11, 2014

speech_and_child_vocabHuttenlocher et al., 1991

EC relational environments


54:30 the rate of change is so much faster than our rate of problem solving, and we’re always behind the curve. It took to the American Academy of Pediatrics until 3 or 4 years ago to finally make a statement that children under the age of 3 shouldn’t watch TV all the time . TV was introduced in the 50’s. [see also:] If it took that long …it’s going to take a long time for them to develop a consensus statement on–for example–the use of texting