Introducing HTML5

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Peachpit Press, 2011 - Computers - 295 pages
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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 languagenowto 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 HTML5nowin older browsers

  

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Review: Introducing HTML5

User Review  - Artur - Goodreads

A little bit outdated, but a very good intro. It provides a holistic view of HTML 5 and highlights the new idea (semantic web) behind HTML 5 compared to 4 or XHTML. Read full review

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User Review  - Md Rascals - Goodreads

its very good useful for the book Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1 Main Structure
1
CHAPTER 2 Text
23
CHAPTER 3 Forms
79
CHAPTER 4 Video and Audio
109
CHAPTER 5 Canvas
143
CHAPTER 6 Data Storage
169
CHAPTER 7 Offline
207
CHAPTER 8 Drag and Drop
225
CHAPTER 9 Geolocation
237
CHAPTER 10 Messaging and Workers
249
CHAPTER 11 Real Time
265
Patching Old Browsers to Support HTML5 Today
275
And finally
285
Index
286
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About the author (2011)

Bruce Lawson is a member of the Web Standards Project\'s Accessibility Task Force. He was brand manager for \"glasshaus, \" which published many books on usable and accessible client-side development, including the first edition of this book, something he had an instrumental role in. He has also been invited by the Disability Rights Commission and the British Standards Institute to be on the review panel for the proposed British Accessibility Standard.
He lives in the UK with his wife, Nongyow, and his kids, Marina and James, but wishes they all lived somewhere warm.

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