- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Nixon Publishing (31 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0956895611
- ISBN-13: 978-0956895615
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.8 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,174,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Robin Nixon's HTML5 Crash Course: 1 Paperback – 31 Jul 2011
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More About the Author
As well as IT, his interests include psychology and motivation (which he also writes about), artificial intelligence research, many types of music (both playing and listening to), playing and creating board games, studying philosophy and culture, and enjoying good food and drink (following a 'Paleo' diet, which has resulted in 40 pounds weight loss).
Robin lives on the south-east coast of England (where he writes full time), along with his five children and wife, Julie (a trained nurse and university lecturer). Between them they also foster three disabled children. You can keep up with Robin's (sporadic) posts via his website at robinnixon.com
From the Author
As you probably know by now HTML5 isn't any one upgrade to HTML. Rather it's a collection of items that came together at roughly the same time and ended up being called HTML5 - and this course has been written in 20 self-contained lectures that should take you less than 20 hours to learn. In Robin Nixon's HTML5 Crash Course you'll learn about major new technologies such as the canvas, geolocation, audio and video, as well as the new extensions made to HTML forms, microdata and web workers. Collectively all these things have become known as HTML5, and as a web developer you need to know what they are and how to use them.
About the Author
Robin Nixon is a motivational and technical author who has written over ten books for publishers such as O'Reilly, McGraw-Hill and Wiley, and in excess of 500 magazine articles. He is also the founder of Nixon Publishing.
In 1995 he started the world's first licensed Internet radio station. As well as attracting the attention of Microsoft, who helped him to develop the audio player, as a result of which he was interviewed by BBC2 TV who came to film the operation he had set up.
Robin has been the director of several Internet and software development companies in both the UK and US, and has in excess of 15 years' experience with developing for the Internet. He lives on the South East coast of England with his wife, a trained psychiatric nurse and university lecturer on Autism, five children and three disabled foster children.
Other books by Robin Nixon:
- The PC Companion, Sigma 1993
- The Amstrad Notepad Advanced User Guide, Sigma 1993
- Ubuntu: Up and Running, O'Reilly 2010
- Plug-in PHP, McGraw-Hill 2010
- Plug-in CSS, McGraw-Hill 2011
- HTML5 For iOS And Android, McGraw-Hill, 2011
- Creative Visualization For Dummies, Wiley 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
Definitely not a book for a beginner and if your not a beginner I'm not sure what you would need it for, perhaps to check up on html5?
I got this book when it was free of charge, was perfect to bring me back up to speed in easy and manageable chunks.
Perhaps a little high at £7, but for an easy to read book on web standards you won't go too far wrong with this.
The accompanying book on CSS / CSS3 was also very good!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
When I was reading the book, I wondered why Mr.Nixon covered a number of deprecated (supposed to be retired) tags in his overview of HTML. He is one of the few authors that addresses the reality of deprecated HTML - there are billions of pages on the Web and sooner or later you are going to have to deal with 'deprecated' code whether you like it or not.
Again, the structure of this book is a learning course. It IS important to take the time to code the examples on your own. Just reading will not help in having a complete understanding the powerful features in HTML 5.
Overall I would recommend this book, but be careful when reading it. It might not say what it means.