HTML5 Mastery: Semantics, Standards, and Styling, Volume 76

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Apress, Nov 23, 2011 - Computers - 316 pages

Markup is synonymous with the development of the web, but most people only scratch the surface of its capabilities. Why settle for average HTML, when you can become an HTML5 master?

That’s where this unique book comes in. It’s aimed at web designers and developers who want to take their markup even further in the exciting new directions the web has taken in multimedia, interactivity and improved semantics. HTML5 isn't for just any web site, but for a web site that will contribute to tomorrow’s “web of data.”

HTML5 Mastery will introduce the new markup elements of HTML5—including less commonly used ones—and show you where and how to use them. It also provides clever styling and scripting techniques that you can employ on your web site. It is completely standards-compliant, and up-to-date with modern web design techniques.

What you’ll learn How to make the most of the new features of HTML5 How to use the new semantic tags to improve your markup How to introduce multimedia and interactivity into your pages without the need for plugins How to create fabulous forms using new HTML5 elements and client-side validation How to explore the power of associated APIs How to become a web developer skilled in the contemporary direction of web standards Who this book is for

Web developers and designers who want to utilize new features of HTML5 to improve their existing skillsets.

Table of Contents Getting Started: Transitioning to HTML5 Using the Right Tag for the Right Job Recognizing Semantics Form Mastery Video and Audio User Interaction CSS3 Looking Ahead

Appendix A: Associated APIs


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I've read "HTML5 Mastery: Semantics, Standards, and Styling" over the 2011/2012 XMas break and it's a truly well written book that will provide one a very sound knowledge on various elements of the HTML5 and CSS3 specifications.
Please be aware that it's not a book or tutorial for absolute beginners - in my opinion the target audience comprises of web development and web design practitioners who want to learn about concepts and the semantics of HTML5. The book covers a lot of the new or changed elements in HTML5, covers element categories, HTML5's content model as well as forms, multimedia and CSS3.


Transitioning to HTML5
Using the Right Tag for the Right Job
Recognizing Semantics
Form Mastery
Video Audio and Embedded Media
User Interaction and the HTML5 APIs
The Road Ahead
Associated Technologies

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About the author (2011)

Anselm Bradford is a lecturer in digital media at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, where he researches interactive media, web media, and visual communication. His experience with Internet-related development stretches back to 1996, when he hand-coded his first web site. He may be found @anselmbradford on Twitter and occasionally blogs at

Clawing his way from deepest, darkest Somerset, U.K. upon his coming of age, Paul Haine found himself ironically trapped for another six years on the opposite side of the country in deepest, darkest Kent, learning about web standards during the spare weeks between history lectures. Now residing in East Oxford, he spends his days working for an international publishing company, surrounded by a plethora of Apple-branded hardware, Nintendo kitsch and a truly massive collection of grunge and pixel fonts. Paul also runs his personal blog,, alongside his design blog, He attends to both of these approximately every six months during the gaps between catching up with his blogroll, and refreshing it to begin reading again.

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