HTML5 in Easy Steps

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In Easy Steps, 2011 - Computers - 240 pages
Without doubt HTML5 is the future of the web and HTML5 in easy steps demonstrates all you can achieve NOW in the latest browsers - all described in easy to follow steps.

HTML5 in easy steps instructs you how to employ the latest development for web page design with HyperText Markup Language (HTML5). Modern web browsers have united to support exciting new features of the HTML5 standard that allows easy creation of stunning web pages and engaging interactive applications.

HTML5 in easy steps contains examples and screenshots that illustrate each feature of HTML5, describing how to incorporate meta information about a document within its 'head' section and how to add structured 'body' content. You'll learn how to create web pages to display text, images, lists, tables, hyperlinks, forms, audio, and video - and also how to write script instructions that draw and animate graphics on embedded 'canvas' areas. Each chapter builds your knowledge so by the end of the book you'll have gained a sound understanding of HTML5.

HTML5 in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone looking to create compelling web pages for the latest browsers. Ideal for programmers who need to quickly learn the latest HTML5 techniques,

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I'm disappointed because his CSS3 book is so good. What bothers me about the way each chapter is written is the lack of focus on the HTML5 specifics and topics. It wades in and out of JavaScript and CSS3, and thats fine for certain topics you need it with, but he is too wreckless about those scripts too so its not the best teachings of those, and again a missed opportunity to spend more time talking about HTML5. Another thing that bothers me are the code examples. For example, it will begin with the markup, then continue with explanation by saying now go back and add this to the <body>, ok now add this script, then these elements. It would flow a lot better and make a lot more sense to show the complete markup then explain. I'm sure the book source code has the complete listing, but I didn't buy or read the book for source code listing. I am looking for education when I read.
This book is not for beginners. You should have some familiarity on markup design as this book doesnt' really help with that and it can be puzzling since HTML5 has its own identity.
 

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About the author (2011)

Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. Mike is an established In Easy Steps author with several guides to his credit including: C++; Javascript, Java, PHP, SQL and Visual Basic Express.

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