Murach's HTML5 and CSS3

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HTML5 and CSS3 (the latest standards for HTML and cascading style sheets) are packed with coding options that make it easier than ever to create web pages with the features users want today, from an up-to-date look and feel...to immediate validation of user entries...to audio and video samplings. At the same time, there are still older browsers and millions of existing web sites that require you to integrate HTML5 and CSS3 features with the earlier standards. So how do you learn all this?

This book is exactly the practical approach you need. It teaches you how to use HTML5 and CSS3 the way they were meant to work, with HTML5 to provide the page content and CSS3 to format the content and lay out the pages. But it also teaches you how to use the HTML5 and CSS3 features alongside the earlier standards to ensure that your pages will work for the widest possible audience. So if you're going to be developing web pages...whether you're a web designer, a JavaScript programmer, a server-side programmer, or a rookie...this book is for you.

It begins with a 6-chapter, quick-start course to get you working at the professional level right away. Soon, you'll be using HTML5 features...like the semantic tags that improve the structure of your content and your search engine rankings...along with CSS3 features...like text and border shadows, rounded corners, and background gradients that give your pages a cutting-edge feel. And you'll know how and when to blend them with the earlier HTML and CSS code.

After that quick-start, you'll learn how to make your pages work better for your site visitors by enhancing them with audio and video files...using the jQuery Mobile library to deliver content on mobile devices...adding jQuery routines for special effects like slide shows and accordions...and using JavaScript to provide for features like geolocation, web storage, canvas, and drag-and-drop...the kinds of skills that go far beyond what you'll find in other introductory books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890774660
  • Publisher: Murach, Mike & Associates, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 97,877
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 1.61 (d)

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    Excellent book for getting started with HTML5 and CSS3

    Great resource for developers just getting started with web development using HTML5 and CSS3. Good introductory coverage of using CSS for page layout and formatting. Covers HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery topics needed to develop a web page from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    This book starts off slowly. It begins by explaining such basic

    This book starts off slowly. It begins by explaining such basic topics as what web browsers are available, how they display static web pages, and how to build simple HTML files. Don’t despair, however, because the book soon moves to more advanced topics such as using CSS to style web pages, and using JavaScript and jQuery to provide more responsive pages. It shows how to build some pretty snazzy web page features such as popups, carousels, accordions, and drag and drop. It even shows how to use geolocation tools and how to build web pages for use on mobile devices.

    The book uses the usual Murach style of displaying text on the left pages and pictures and code on the right. That format doesn’t always work for me but in this book it’s really useful. It lets you see easily the page you're building as it is explained and later it lets you see the code as it is explained.

    Overall this book provides a nice balance between starting from scratch and covering more advanced topics with some breadth. If you’re a complete novice who’s intimidated by computers and you just want to put up a small web site to share your vacation photos, this book covers a lot more material than you need, so you may want to look for a fluffier book (or just use one of the many photo sharing services floating around on the Internet). If you want a decent introduction to HTML5 and CSS 3 programming, this book will get you up to speed and into some pretty advanced topics quickly, even if you have only limited experience with web programming. Then you'll be ready to look for a more advanced book to learn about really advanced topics.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    Great Intro to HTML5 and CSS3

    With the introduction of HTML5 comes lots of new features that will enhance your existing web sites and make them more accessible to mobile users. Every site should be taking advantage of these new features. I enjoyed the rich detail and examples with each topic. It was a pleasure to see coverage of Jquery and Jquery Mobile in this book. The advanced HMTL5 topics toward the back of the book gave me a head start on the new features like Geolocation and web storage. I hope Murach will consider publishing an entire book dedicated to these advanced HTML5 features in the near future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3 begins by providing a general over

    Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3 begins by providing a general overview of how web applications work and some of the tools used in the process of developing web applications. The next several chapters present a detailed explanation of how HTML is used to structure a web page and CSS is used to format the content of the web page as well as how to code a web page using both languages and the freeware tool Aptana. It provides an explanation of the Box Model and how to use it to facilitate web page development. The book does a good job of covering the use of links, lists, images, tables, forms and images, as well as the new controls in HTML 5, and it even has a chapter devoted to formatting web pages for printing. There are several chapters devoted to JavaScript and jQuery. The book concludes with chapters on Advanced Features in HTML5 and CSS3 and Design and Deployment.

    I found this book to be a solid resource on web development fundamentals, and I’ve always liked the concept of paired pages that Murach incorporates into all of their books.

    I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone new to web development or anyone wanting to learn the new features that HTML5 and CSS bring to the web development arena.

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  • Posted March 16, 2012

    Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3] is an excellent source for anybod

    Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3] is an excellent source for anybody, novice or professional, looking to get started with HTML5 and CSS3. Like all Murach books it is formatted with text on the left and figures on the right demonstrating the text. I really enjoy this format and it works well for reference books like this one. The examples used in the book show examples of web pages that you will find in the real world. It quickly gets you up and going with basic web pages and then moves to more advanced topics. It shows how to integrate Javascript and jQuery with your pages to add a degree of interaction beyond static web pages. It has earned a spot on my reference shelf, and is my go to guide, for when I’m designing web pages.

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