HTML5 for Masterminds

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Mink Books, 2011 - Computers - 418 pages
We are on the verge of a revolution. The web is becoming the main developing platform and the primary source for information and software. In recent years, mobile devices have turned Internet applications from possibilities into necessities, and now computers that work exclusively on the web are being developed and sold. The software for the web is getting more sophisticated than ever and is replacing desktop applications once and for all. This level of change is both experimental and radical, and HTML5 is making it possible.

HTML5 for Masterminds leads the reader step by step to gain essential knowledge and to master complex subjects included in the HTML5 specification. After reading this book, you will know how to structure your documents with HTML5, how to style them with CSS3 and how to work with the most powerful Javascript APIs.

This book is not an introduction of HTML5 but instead a complete course that will teach you how to build compelling websites and amazing web applications from scratch. Every chapter explores basic concepts as well as complicated issues of HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. Concepts are supported by fully functional codes to guide beginners and experts through every single tag, style or function included in the specification. The codes are distributed throughout the book in a specific order to gradually introduce complex subjects and make them accessible to everyone.

The goal of HTML5 for Masterminds is to make you familiar with the most advanced technology for the web. It was developed to prepare you for the future, and it was written for the genius inside you... for Masterminds.

Javascript APIs:

  • Canvas API,
  • Drag and Drop API,
  • Geolocation API,
  • Web Storage API,
  • IndexedDB API,
  • File API,
  • Communication API,
  • Web Workers API,
  • History API,
  • Offline API,
HTML5, CSS3, Javascript:

  • New HTML5 Elements,
  • Traditional and Flexible Box Model,
  • Video Element,
  • Audio Element,
  • Media API,
  • New Form Elements,
  • Form Validation,
  • Form API,
  • CSS3 Selectors and Pseudo-Classes,
  • CSS3 Shadows, Fonts, Colors, Gradients, Translation, Transformation,
  • Javascript New Selectors,
  • Javascript New Standards,
  • External Libraries

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About the author (2011)

J.D. Gauchat is an independent web programmer and an entrepreneur dedicated to identify opportunities in markets around the world. He has worked in multiple projects for the last 10 years, wrote articles in several languages about HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript and is constantly developing webs and web applications implementing cutting-edge technology for a living.

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