HTML5: The Missing Manual

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 19, 2011 - Computers - 450 pages
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HTML5 is more than a markup language—it's a dozen independent web standards all rolled into one. Until now, all it's been missing is a manual. With this thorough, jargon-free guide, you'll learn how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic drawings, geolocation, offline web apps, drag-and-drop, and many other features. HTML5 is the future of the Web, and with this book you'll reach it quickly.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Structure web pages in a new way. Learn how HTML5 helps make web design tools and search engines work smarter.
  • Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser.
  • Draw with Canvas. Create shapes, pictures, text, and animation—and make them interactive.
  • Go a long way with style. Use CSS3 and HTML5 to jazz up your pages and adapt them for mobile devices.
  • Build web apps with rich desktop features. Let users work with your app offline, and process user-selected files in the browser.
  • Create location-aware apps. Write geolocation applications directly in the browser.

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User Review  - Steve Lackey - Goodreads

Decent overview, but little coverage of new features like Canvass and the new File system and Data APIs. Read full review

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User Review  - Jamie Belanger - Goodreads

I bought this to get up to speed on HTML5 since most web coding I do uses a mish-mash of pretty much every previous version. I rather liked the Missing Manual approach. This was well-written and easy to follow. Gave me lots of ideas for things I can update in my HTML code. Read full review

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Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

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