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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2011
This is a super great book to start learning all about HTML5. It is very straight forward and easy to understand. it covers every topic thoroughly and tells you exactly how to work and develop codes for each part of the specification, step by step. Very informative. I recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2011
This book is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of HTML5. As the book says, it's not an introduction, but it helps beginners to get familiar with this complex subject. After reading this book you'll soon be building web pages that feel and act like desktop programs. It provides all the information you need. Excelent book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2011
This is "THE" HTML5 book, no doubt about it. The first chapters introduce you to the HTML5 elements, CSS and Javascript, and after that you are able to understand complex subjects and the Javascript APIs presented in the rest of the book. Highly recommendable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2013
Simple and still well explained examples on how to use the new features of HTML5 - As a front end developer it was easy to understand and build on the examples provided in the book - and as always when it comes to programming: It wasnt so difficult after seing some working examples...Which of course is credit to the author, and the book - I can recommend it, even if your are not an expert into javascript, as the features of HTML5 are straightforward explained. This book can push you the extra you need to dramatically improve your front end skills in ease!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 15 December 2012
For anyone looking to get their heads around html5 this is the perfect starting point. It does go through some very trivial stuff that cost it a star on my review but other than that, its a perfect reference book to have in your library
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2014
Brilliant! I am returning to developing after being out of the industry for 5.5 years. As a VS developer I was never hot on CSS. VS 2013 requires than you have knowledge and skills in HTML5 and CSS3. This was a daunting prospect, and something I was not looking forward to. But this book delivered exactly the information I was looking in a nutshell kind of way with good examples and explanations. The fear of HTML5 and CSS3 is now gone, and I am making good use of the new bells and whistles these technologies bring to the development world. Fab book for all skill levels in my opinion, and as a reference book as well. Oh and the Kindle version was less than a fiver making it even better value.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 April 2013
This book is for those who want to "master" html5. It is excellent for beginners as it guides the reader through examples and analyzes in a practical way all html5 apis. Javascript code is neat and fully functional. Also if you are intermediate in web development this book is a great reference guide to html5. I would definitely recommend this book
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on 11 May 2015
Although I generally make it a habit to only review a book once I've finished it, I've had this book for nearly a year now and have only managed to make it probably a little over half way. This is no criticism against the book or the author, on the contrary, there is so much packed into it that I've been busy using everything I've read thus far (up to the chapter on the Canvas and a couple of subsequent chapters) that I haven't had much time to plod on and finish the rest of the book. Which isn't a problem because it is as much a reference book as a book that should be read cover to cover.

The new HTML5-related technologies are covered more than adequately and I have found very little need to pick up other resources to supplement my information.

If you are coming from and HTML4, CSS2 background and you had to buy one book to teach you what's new in HTML5 and CSS3 as well learn about most new HTML5-related technologies such as CSS transformations, transitions and animations, Canvas (2D and WebGL), the Web Audio API, new <video> and <audio> elements, drag and drop, the fullscreen API, the Offline API (an essential component when it comes to writing for mobile apps) and a host of other new features, this is easily the best book I have found and what I believe is the only book out there (at this time) that covers these technologies. And the price is an absolute bargain, especially compared to a lot of other publishers who are asking for £10-£15 and delivering considerably less content.

On the downside, the JavaScript which is covered in that book isn't that great, and the book doesn't really make much attempt at teaching JavaScript. This is not a problem as there are plenty of good books to teach JavaScript. Also, if you're looking for any information regarding SVG, it isn't included as the author felt it wasn't that important and has left it to the reader to research it for themselves.

It is also worth noting that this book doesn't really teach HTML from scratch, rather it assumes the reader has at least some knowledge of HTML4 and at least some knowledge of CSS as well, although it does make a better attempt to teach CSS and does quite a good job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2013
Very good book about HTML5 new features. Almost all topics of HTML5 are explained, well written but pehraps some chapters on advanced technologies could be a bit more extended and step up, with schemes and code examples or other things.
Nevertheless a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2014
If you read book and make examples in site Minkbooks.com, you get a nice start to programming HTML5 web pages with modern JavaScript language!
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