HTML5: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]


HTML5 is more than a markup language?it?s a collection of several independent web standards. Fortunately, this expanded guide covers everything you need in one convenient place. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world examples, HTML5: The Missing Manual shows you how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic graphics, geolocation, offline features, and responsive...

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HTML5 is more than a markup language—it’s a collection of several independent web standards. Fortunately, this expanded guide covers everything you need in one convenient place. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world examples, HTML5: The Missing Manual shows you how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic graphics, geolocation, offline features, and responsive layouts for mobile devices.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Structure web pages more effectively. Learn how HTML5 helps web design tools and search engines work smarter.
  • Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser.
  • Create stunning visuals with Canvas. Draw shapes, pictures, and text; play animations; and run interactive games.
  • Jazz up your pages with CSS3. Add fancy fonts and eye-catching effects with transitions and animation.
  • Design better web forms. Collect information from visitors more efficiently with HTML5 form elements.
  • Build it once, run it everywhere. Use responsive design to make your site look good on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Include rich desktop features. Build self-sufficient web apps that work offline and store the data users need.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449373443
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 518
  • Sales rank: 203,000
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all descriptions can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
The Missing Manual Series;
What You Need to Get Started;
When Will HTML5 Be Ready?;
About the Outline;
About the Online Resources;
Safari® Books Online;
Part 1: Meet the New Language;
Chapter 1: Introducing HTML5;
1.1 The Story of HTML5;
1.2 Three Key Principles of HTML5;
1.3 Your First Look at HTML5 Markup;
1.4 A Closer Look at HTML5 Syntax;
1.5 HTML5’s Element Family;
1.6 Using HTML5 Today;
Chapter 2: A New Way to Structure Pages;
2.1 Introducing the Semantic Elements;
2.2 Retrofitting a Traditional HTML Page;
2.3 Browser Compatibility for the Semantic Elements;
2.4 Designing a Site with the Semantic Elements;
2.5 The HTML5 Outlining System;
Chapter 3: Meaningful Markup;
3.1 The Semantic Elements Revisited;
3.2 Other Standards that Boost Semantics;
3.3 Google Rich Snippets;
Part 2: Creating Modern Web Pages;
Chapter 4: Web Forms, Refined;
4.1 Understanding Forms;
4.2 Revamping a Traditional HTML Form;
4.3 Validation: Stopping Errors;
4.4 New Types of Input;
4.5 New Elements;
4.6 An HTML Editor in a Web Page;
Chapter 5: Audio and Video;
5.1 Understanding Video Today;
5.2 Introducing HTML5 Audio and Video;
5.3 Format Wars and Fallbacks;
5.4 Controlling Your Player with JavaScript;
Chapter 6: Basic Drawing with the Canvas;
6.1 Getting Started with the Canvas;
6.2 Building a Basic Paint Program;
6.3 Browser Compatibility for the Canvas;
Chapter 7: Deeper into the Canvas;
7.1 Other Things You Can Draw on the Canvas;
7.2 Shadows and Fancy Fills;
7.3 Making Your Shapes Interactive;
7.4 Animating the Canvas;
7.5 A Practical Example: the Maze Game;
Chapter 8: Boosting Styles with CSS3;
8.1 Using CSS3 Today;
8.2 Web Typography;
8.3 Adapting to Different Devices;
8.4 Building Better Boxes;
8.5 Creating Effects with Transitions;
Part 3: Building Web Apps with Desktop Smarts;
Chapter 9: Data Storage;
9.1 Web Storage Basics;
9.2 Deeper into Web Storage;
9.3 Reading Files;
Chapter 10: Offline Applications;
10.1 Caching Files with a Manifest;
10.2 Practical Caching Techniques;
Chapter 11: Communicating with the Web Server;
11.1 Sending Messages to the Web Server;
11.2 Server-Sent Events;
11.3 Web Sockets;
Chapter 12: More Cool JavaScript Tricks;
12.1 Geolocation;
12.2 Web Workers;
12.3 History Management;
Part 4: Appendixes;
A Very Short Introduction to CSS;
Adding Styles to a Web Page;
The Anatomy of a Style Sheet;
Slightly More Advanced Style Sheets;
A Style Sheet Tour;
A Very Short Introduction to JavaScript;
How a Web Page Uses JavaScript;
A Few Language Essentials;
Interacting with the Page;

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