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on 20 August 2012
Let me say right off that I'm a fan of the Head First style of books. I do think the benefits of the style drops off significantly the more of them you read, but I still think it's a good way of learning.
However, this book was not one of the best in the series. Sure, the usual characters were there, the usual jokes and so on, but the technical content really let it down. This came down to two main issues where I feel the book could have been sooooooo much better...
On the positive side, the bits of the book that were actually about HTML5 were well presented, and gave enough of a start to enable you to get coding and produce some impressive web pages. As with any Head First book, this is only a beginning, and if you want to get into this stuff properly, you would need to move on to a more advanced book fairly quickly, but the basics were covered well.