HTML5: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Web Development

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Aug 6, 2010 - Computers - 222 pages
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If you don't know about the new features available in HTML5, now's the time to find out. This book provides practical information about how and why the latest version of this markup language will significantly change the way you develop for the Web.

HTML5 is still evolving, yet browsers such as Safari, Mozilla, Opera, and Chrome already support many of its features -- and mobile browsers are even farther ahead. HTML5: Up & Running carefully guides you though the important changes in this version with lots of hands-on examples, including markup, graphics, and screenshots. You'll learn how to use HTML5 markup to add video, offline capabilities, and more -- and you’ll be able to put that functionality to work right away.

  • Learn new semantic elements, such as , , and
  • Meet Canvas, a 2D drawing surface you can program with JavaScript
  • Embed video in your web pages without third-party plugins
  • Use Geolocation to let web application visitors share their physical location
  • Take advantage of local storage capacity that goes way beyond cookies
  • Build offline web applications that work after network access is disconnected
  • Learn about several new input types for web forms
  • Create your own custom vocabularies in HTML5 with microdata
 

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Handy, brief introduction to the topic. Few useful tips.

Contents

Chapter 1 How Did We Get Here?
1
Chapter 2 Detecting HTML5 Features
15
Chapter 3 What Does It All Mean?
31
Chapter 4 Lets Call It a Drawing Surface
57
Chapter 5 Video on the Web
81
Chapter 6 You Are Here And So Is Everybody Else
117
Chapter 7 The Past Present and Future of Local Storage for Web Applications
127
Chapter 8 Lets Take This Offline
137
Chapter 9 A Form of Madness
147
Chapter 10 Distributed Extensibility and Other Fancy Words
163
Appendix The AllinOne AlmostAlphabetical Guide to Detecting Everything
191
Index
201
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Mark Pilgrim works as a developer advocate for Google, specializing inopen source and open standards. You may remember him from such classics as Greasemonkey Hacks (O'Reilly), Dive Into Python (Apress), and Dive Into Python 3 (APress). He lives in North Carolina with his wife, two boys, and a big slobbery dog.

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