- Paperback: 386 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 1 edition (1 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118356551
- ISBN-13: 978-1118356555
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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HTML5 Foundations (Treehouse Book Series) Paperback – 1 Nov 2012
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From the Back Cover
TAKE YOUR WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SKILLS TO A BOLD NEW LEVEL
This book takes you beyond the pre–fab themes and basic website building tools found in most HTML books to show you how to transform plain words and static images into amazing websites that draw users in and make them want to stay. Combining equal parts how–to instruction and inspiration–along with dozens of stunning, full–color illustrations–this book gets you up and running in no time, with everything you need to create fully–customized sites featuring all the razzle–dazzle and dynamic content that make the difference between a functional website and a brilliant one. And, like all the books in the Treehouse series, HTML5 Foundations outfits you with everything you need to expand your skill set and broaden your professional horizons.
In plain English, master developer Matt West schools you in HTML5 ABC s, and shows you how to:
- Create page templates and web pages
- Structure a website
- Format text
- Embed audio and video
- Use and get the most out of microdata
- Maintain consistency of style with CSS
- Store data
- Use geolocation
Packed with dazzling design ideas, expert instruction, and career–making insights from a world–class professional, HTML5 Foundations is a valuable working reference and an indispensable tool of the trade.
About the Author
MATT WEST (@MattAntWest) is the founder of Developer City, where he builds HTML5 websites for firms around the world. Matt is a hybrid, dealing with both the design and development of the website projects he works on. Working on open source projects, Matt taught himself how to code and has since built everything from small business websites to advanced route optimizers.
Treehouse is a consortium of web and software designers and developers whose mission is to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. In keeping with that mission, the Treehouse Series of books are authored by experts and loaded with innovative design ideas and practical skill–building instruction. If you re a web developer, web designer, hobbyist, or career–changer, every book in the series belongs on your bookshelf.
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Top Customer Reviews
In the past, all the IT books I seen to have come across are very very dry, like being in a 3 hour database lecture at University and your eyes start to feel heavy. I never understood that kind of book as with the size and scope of the internet you can find out almost anything, making books almost obsolete. This book is part of the "treehouse" series. It is well presented, not to big and is very easy to read. The examples seem relevant, not to simple and getting more complex. Great.
Many so called web-designers I have worked with in the past don't give a hoot about accessibility, which is basically illegal and wrong. There is a chapter on accessibility which is great (there are other whole books on the subject).
In conclusion its a good concise introduction into HTML5. Recommended.
A great companion for those starting out in a "user interface" career/hobby is the legendary Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
The book also has a helpful 'Where to go from here' chapter at the end which lists URLs of some good industry websites as well as showcase galleries to keep you going and keep you inspired.
The book is for anyone who wishes to learn HTML5 (5 being the new standard) and I'd recommend it for someone wishing to learn markup who hasn't touched it before (or dabbled only lightly). If you're familiar with HTML4 but not 5, it's probably not for you. You'd be better off googling the new features as you already have your head around HTML.
One minor grumble. A few of the pages were poorly printed making the text harder to read. And some images were too. It looks as though the page had moved while being printed, causing a double layer of print (maybe it's 3D!).
It has a quite fast pace and packs a lot of information into each chapter, I liked this aspect of the book, you get to the point quickly and feel like you're making real progress. There is a website which includes the code from the book as well as supporting video information.
In addition to covering a lot of HTML the book also includes a little CSS, data-handling, and scripting as well as hints on structuring your website.
The book is sprinkled with icons which, I think indicate HTML5 features, or information, or video support but it would have been nice to include a key, really the only - very minor - negative of the book.
Printed text does not look good on a few pages, thus readability suffers just a little bit, that may be down to my copy, other than that, this is a great read for HTML 5 Beginners and even beyond.
Even as a pro web designer I learned a few things about the correct usage of the newer html5 tags and attributes. The lesson-based structure keeps it all readable, though I wonder how many readers actually work through the examples. My only criticism is the 'Joe's Pizza' example is a bit uninspiring.
Like most other's in its class, it's printed in that colourful shiny paper specially reserved for web design books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic book, makes learning HTML5 fun and enjoyable, follow along with the projects as you learnPublished on 15 Dec. 2014 by MarkyD1
Great book, I keep this to hand to look up certain information and it is very useful for that purpose. Often I find the information in this book more suitable than blog posts etc. Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2014 by T. Stevens
Though i would have preferred a more professional real world example than the one use in the book..but the book did more than enough justice on its subject matter..HTML5.... Read morePublished on 5 July 2013 by Mgbechikanma Rutherford Ejimonu
The book does what is says on the front, covers HTML5. However, if you are hoping to create a fully functioning website using just this think. Read morePublished on 29 Jun. 2013 by R. H. W. Gower
Like most of the books in this series, this is a good, clear guide to the subject, in this case HTML5. Read morePublished on 30 May 2013 by Mark
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn HTLM5 be they a novice or an IT professional. The book provides a step by step guide to building your own website. Read morePublished on 5 May 2013 by Tim Brown