Introducing HTML5

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Pearson Education, Jul 11, 2010 - Computers - 240 pages
19 Reviews
Suddenly, everyone’s talking about HTML5, and ready or not, you need to get acquainted with this powerful new development in web and application design. Some of its new features are already being implemented by existing browsers, and much more is around the corner.
Written by developers who have been using the new language for the past year in their work, this book shows you how to start adapting the language now to realize its benefits on today’s browsers. Rather than being just an academic investigation, it concentrates on the practical—the problems HTML5 can solve for you right away. By following the book’s hands-on HTML5 code examples you’ll learn:
  • new semantics and structures to help your site become richer and more accessible
  • how to apply the most important JavaScript APIs that are already implemented
  • the uses of native multimedia for video and audio
  • techniques for drawing lines, fills, gradients, images and text with canvas
  • how to build more intelligent web forms
  • implementation of new storage options and web databases
  • how geolocation works with HTML5 in both web and mobile applications
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User Review  - Michael Sturgeon - Goodreads

The is called "Introduction" however the introduction is very shallow. The structure, layout, and colorfully displayed examples of code concepts is well done. However, I would personally desire to have more depth. Read full review

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User Review  - Matej Latin Latin - Goodreads

The book is very well written, but because of the title, I expected it to be more basic. The authors take on some advanced topics that were to much for me. But I'm a designer, not a developer. Read full review


Chapter 1 Main Structure
Chapter 2 Text
Chapter 3 Forms
Chapter 4 Video and Audio
Chapter 5 Canvas
Chapter 6 Data Storage
Chapter 7 Offline
Chapter 8 Drag and Drop
Chapter 9 Geolocation
Chapter 10 Messages Workers and Sockets

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Bruce Lawson
Bruce is an Open Web Evangelist at Opera Software, and is a member of the Web Standards Project's Accessibility Task Force. He speaks about HTML5 regularly at conferences such as OSCON, SxSW, @media, and the Future of Web series. Bruce re-coded his own website,, into HTML5 in January 2009. Prior to all that he's been a Bollywood movie extra, a tarot card reader in Istanbul, a volunteer pharmacist in Calcutta and tutor to a princess' daughter in Thailand.

Remy Sharp
Remy is a developer, speaker, blogger and author of upcoming books: jQuery for Designers (Manning) and contributing author of jQuery Cookbook (O'Reilly). Remy runs his own Brighton based development company called Left Logic, coding and writing about JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, PHP, Perl and anything else he can get his hands on.

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