HTML5 Developer's Cookbook: HTML5 Developers Cookbook

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Addison-Wesley, Dec 1, 2011 - Computers - 480 pages

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Using HTML5, web developers can create standards-based browser applications with extraordinary richness and power, incorporating everything from drag-and-drop to native audio and video–all without any third-party plug-ins. Simply put, every web developer needs to master HTML5–and the sooner you do so, the greater advantage you’ll have. HTML5 Developer’s Cookbook provides all the expert advice and proven code you need to start building production-quality HTML5 applications right now.

Authors Chuck Hudson and Tom Leadbetter present tested, modular recipes at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. You’ll learn exactly how to deliver state-of-the-art user experiences by integrating HTML5’s new and enhanced elements with CSS3, multimedia, and JavaScript APIs. Reflecting current standards, this book prioritizes HTML5 features with substantial browser support and identifies the level of browser support for each feature discussed. Coverage includes

  • Understanding and using HTML5’s new structural elements

  • Using grouping, text-level, and redefined semantics

  • Managing browser-handling in HTML5

  • Leveraging new CSS3 layout and style techniques

  • Maximizing interactivity with HTML5 Web Forms

  • Embedding audio and video with HTML5

  • Drawing with the canvas

  • Controlling browser histories

  • Integrating location awareness with the Geolocation API

  • Implementing client side storage

  • Working with local files

  • Managing communication and threading

  • Optimizing the HTML5 browser experience

  • Integrating device data

Turn to HTML5 Developer’s Cookbook for expert answers, real solutions, and the code required to implement them. It’s all you need to jumpstart any HTML5 project and create rich, high-value web applications your users will love.


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Displaying Results with the output
Measuring with the meter Element
Drawing with Canvas
Embedding Video with HTML5
Embedding Audio with HTML5
The Media
Adding Streaming Radio

Grouping TextLevel and Redefined Semantics
Wrapping Links Around Elements
Marking Up an Article Page with
Browser Handling in HTML5
Testing for HTML5 Features
New Layout and Style Techniques with CSS3
Using Custom Fonts with fontface
HTML5 Web Forms
Creating a Search Form with input
Creating a Number Picker
Changing Browser History
Creating an Image Viewer
Location Awareness with the Geolocation
ClientSide Storage
Communication and Threading
Browser Experience in HTML5
Working with Local Files
Integrating Device Data
Browser Experience in HTML5

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About the author (2011)

Chuck Hudson has developed mobile web and mobile solutions since the 1990s. A successful “techpreneur” and long-time geek-in-training, he is a certified PHP programmer and PayPal developer. He teaches web programming, mobile technology, and entrepreneurship throughout the Boston and Atlanta regions. In 2008, he received the eBay Star Developer award for the first iPhone mobile web and native apps.

Tom Leadbetter is a web designer and developer based in Liverpool, England. He has been working with HTML5 since early 2009 and blogs about it at

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