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  • 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)
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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
  • Enhance your site with HTML5 and JavaScript
  • 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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Although I've been programming for years, I've always been more into the backend/data/business side. I've actively avoided HTML and CSS (as everywhere I have worked has dedicated people who know what they're doing) until now.

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.

I would say you do need a bit of background knowledge as the book starts to mention things without explaining what they are (e.g. javascript, but this is covered later in the book) but there's plenty of "dummy" kind of books out there, and you can't mention everything. This is just right!

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
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The concepts are clearly explained and you're guided through the tutorials while completing a website for a fictional restaurant. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to get grips with the basics of HTML from scratch or for the more-experienced who want want to dive into the new features of HTML5.
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By Evan VINE VOICE on 18 Mar. 2013
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Covering the basics of HTML5 (as well as dabbling in some minor CSS), this book is a good example of how educational coding books should be. It's divided into a logical chapter structure and the progression is easy to follow with the end result being a complete website that you will have created yourself. And you will have covered a good range of what the new HTML5 is capable of.

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!).
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This is a really excellent book. I've used HTML on occasion over the years but I found this one of the best introductions I have read generally for HTML with the added bonus of covering the new features of HTML5.
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.

Excellent.
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Due to Browser compartibility issues, I still code in XHTML 1.0 so this is the first time I considered HTML 5. This book introduces HTML 5 very well in a step by step manner.

It covers the HTML 5 elements in bullet form, while still being detailed so it is easy to read. It explains HTML 5 through examples, stating browser support for each new HTML element. HTML 5's video capability is one of it's top selling feature and this book deals with it nicely. I also loved the part dealing with web forms, it's really easy to follow. The canvass is well tackled as well, and JavaScript coverage is great, since HTML 5 and JavaScrip are two of a kind.

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.
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This book covers HTML 5 and related technologies and does so with a thoroughness I have not seen before. The fact that offline storage is covered is for me one of the key areas where it truly excels. The examples are simple to follow and the clear concise text is really helpful.
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By R. Tait VINE VOICE on 20 Mar. 2013
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Surprisingly for a book aimed at beginners, this new html training guide contains chapters on Javascript, canvas, and client-side storage, with almost no information on css. This works pretty well and keep it all focused on the code. The html reference at the back is useful and well written, and the stuff and audio and video embedding very good indeed.

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.
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