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Introducing HTML5 (Voices That Matter) [Paperback]

Bruce Lawson , Remy Sharp
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18 Oct 2011 0321784421 978-0321784421 2

HTML5 continues to evolve, browsers are implementating at break-neck speed and HTML5 web sites spring up like flowers after rain. More than ever, you need to get acquainted with the powerful new possibilities in web and application design. That’s why we’ve crafted a second edition of this book to help you stay on top of current developments.


This book shows you how to start adapting the language now to realize its benefits on today’s browsers. It concentrates on the practical—the problems HTML5 can solve for you right away. By following the book’s hands-on HTML5 code examples you’ll learn about:

- new semantics and structures to help your site become richer and more accessible

- applying the most important JavaScript APIs that are already implemented

- using and controlling native multimedia

- how to build more intelligent web forms

- implementing new storage options and web databases, including both WebSQL and IndexedDB

- how geolocation works with HTML5 in both web and mobile applications


And this new edition adds:

- even more detail on canvas, geolocation and offline storage options

- a peek around the corner for audio and video’s new element, subtitling formats, in-browser web conference

- browser history controls to make applications more usable and bookmarkable

- ways to use HTML5 now in older browsers

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 2 edition (18 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321784421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321784421
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 8.9 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! really clear and easy to understand! 23 Sep 2012
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In the past I have made web pages most of which were ugly, disorganised and all in all abit rubbish. I thought probably best I get a book on the matter if I'm ever to create sites that are worth looking at.With all the hype surrounding HTML5 I decided on this one.

Im only half way through but so far have found it to be brilliant. A great incite in to good design practises as well and look at most of the new elements in HTML5 with out getting bogged down with too much technical jargon.All the standards are available on the internet for free [...] What your money buys you is an explanation of how to use this information to make high functioning websites Would definitely recommend this to anyone who is would like to know about the capabilities of HTML5.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It'll do. 26 Mar 2012
By carol
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HTML 5 is shifting ground. Anyone who seeks a book on this subject at this time should keep this in mind. It's settling down but any book is going to have trouble staying completely current. The authors acknowledge this continually throughout the book, pointing out what's new, what they think is likely to be shelved. So one thing that is frustrating about this book is that it gives the impression what you're reading is written on the wind a lot of the time. I haven't marked the score lower because of that because it's hard to avoid and because the book is not intended as a reference, but as (per the title), an introduction to HTML.

As an introduction to HTML, it serves well enough. You could just go to the W3C site and read through their HTML 5 section and get a lot of what is in HTML 5 yourself, but it's significantly more helpful to have a guided tour from a book like this. The book includes a fair amount of realish-world examples. It also devotes a good amount of space to supporting assistive technologies which is good.

As an introduction, the book serves its purpose. I can't imagine going back to this to re-read. I also have to mark it down because what is mildly tiresome juvenille humour at the start becomes downright wearying by the end. By the time the authors are telling me they're going to come round to my house and scribble on my FrontPage CD (yes, very funny LOLLOLOL, I do most of my webwork in Vi as it happens), I'm just wishing I'd found a book that had a bit more of a thorough, business-like approach. The authors seem to be "geeks" whereas what I want is just information, concise and to the point.

Still, the book is useful. It's good to have a decent view of what is now emerging so that you can work it in to your projects from the start right now.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Intro to HTML5 available 15 Mar 2012
The first edition was the first HTML5 book I read and ever since have only had good words. It was one of the best programming books I've ever read. It didn't drag on about specifications and theoretical implementations, it got right down to the nitty gritty of actually coding. The first edition is only surpassed by this, even better edition.

As HTML5 has moved forward since the release of the first edition, so has the techniques and standards for coding with the new APIs. With this update you get to dive into the getUserMedia API, take a look at some WebRTC and even some new geolocation and storage techniques. Everything you need to know has been chucked into this no-fuss beginners guide to being awesome at HTML5. Even if you're not a beginner, it's a book that is a must own for constant refreshers.

If you consider yourself a developer for the web; You must own this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG great read 16 April 2014
By stephie
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how did do you make reading about HTML fun??? i don't know how but they did it :) love it very informative for my FYP :)
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's okay 3 Jan 2014
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The book was probably written for some one more advanced with all the lingo of the web. Will have to read it over again and see if I understand it any better
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Improvement on an already excellent book 21 Dec 2011
The first edition of this book was (and still is) an excellent introduction to HTML5. It has only been surpassed as THE best introduction to HTML5 by this, its second edition. Highly recommended.
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