Smashing HTML5

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2010 - Computers - 320 pages
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Welcome to HTML5 - The Future of the Web

HTML5 is packed with great new features, including hew content-specific elements, audio and video playback, canvas for drawing, and many others. But where to begin? With "Smashing HTML5," you have everything you need to get up and running quickly.

Bill Sanders is a professional Web developer, information and interface designer, and instructor. His expertise and knowledge shared throughout "Smashing HTML5" will help fast-track you toward building next-generation Web sites.

"Smashing HTML5" provides comprehensive coverage - from how to get started with HTML5 to optimizing media on the Web. You will learn how to use text, graphics, audio, video, and navigation in HTML5 Web pages running in compatible browsers.

You will also learn how to: Work with HTML5 TagsDesign page structureMake site navigation easy for your audienceIntegrate media including video into HTML5 pagesHarness the power of the HTML5 CanvasUse HTML5 FormsCreate interactivity, store information, and much more

"Smashing HTML5" is an essential read fro Web designers and developers looking to transition to HTML5. With this book, you'll be able to create Web pages that not only look great, but also take advantage of the new features HTML5 has to offer.

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I don't have a background in web design. Occasionally, a project would call for writing some basic HTML, CSS, javascript, or similar high-level technology. The stuff I work on day-to-day isn't every really "seen" by a "user"; in fact, unless it is breaking in front of you then you probably don't even know it's there. I love that deep low-level aspect of technology.
The reason I am so impressed by the Smashing publications, everything of their that I've ever got my hands on, is that they give that deep and rich coverage of whatever topic they are discussing and make it exciting-- engaging.
Well done... smashing, even!

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book is gr8.. but i can't afford! :(


Choosing a Browser to Interpret HTML5 17
Organizing Files 103
Displaying Data with Tables 109
All About Links 127
Sound 199

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About the author (2010)

Sanders has been using flash since flash 3.. He currently serves as a professor faculty fellow in technology at the University of Hartford.

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