The HTML5 Developer's Collection (Collection) [NOOK Book]


The HTML5 Developer’s Collection includes two recently published HTML5 application development eBooks:

  • Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours
  • HTML5 Developer's Cookbook
With Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours, learn how to turn Web pages into stunning mobile applications in just 24 hours or less! HTML5 adds a number of new features and APIs to the language that allow Web ...
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The HTML5 Developer’s Collection includes two recently published HTML5 application development eBooks:

  • Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours
  • HTML5 Developer's Cookbook
With Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours, learn how to turn Web pages into stunning mobile applications in just 24 hours or less! HTML5 adds a number of new features and APIs to the language that allow Web designers to be more descriptive and effective in creating their Web pages. Using the new APIs you can build offline Web applications, work with location data, store data on a local computer in a manner similar to cookies, and more! Author Jennifer Kyrnin walks you through how to get started with the HTML5 specification to build great mobile applications. 


HTML5 Developer’s Cookbook brings together all the expert advice and proven code you need to start building production-quality HTML5 applications right now. Pioneering HTML5 experts Chuck Hudson and Tom Leadbetter present tested, modular recipes at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. You’ll learn exactly how to deliver state-of-the-art user experiences by integrating HTML5’s new and enhanced elements with CSS3 styles, JavaScript APIs, and events. Completely up-to-date to reflect current standards, this book prioritizes HTML5 features with substantial browser support and identifies the level of browser support for each covered feature.

This collection covers

  • Working with the new HTML5 tags most valuable for mobile development
  • Getting started fast with HTML5 features already supported by today’s browsers
  • Detecting mobile devices and HTML5 support and upgrade sites to support them
  • Styling and building more efficient, usable mobile pages
  • Using jQuery Mobile to quickly create mobile apps
  • Leveraging HTML5’s breakthrough drawing and typography features
  • Efficiently integrating media content into your apps
  • Adding meaning with HTML5 sectioning and semantic elements
  • Implementing drag-and-drop more easily than ever
  • Building offline applications and other apps that use local storage
  • Detecting and working with location data via the GeoLocation API
  • Using microformats and microdata to make Web pages friendlier to computers
  • Adding powerful back-end functionality with WebSockets, Web Workers, and File APIs
  • Improving user navigation with the History API
  • Understanding and using HTML5’s new structural elements
  • Using grouping, text-level, and redefined semantics
  • Managing browser-handling in HTML5
  • Leveraging new CSS3 layout and style techniques
  • Maximizing interactivity with HTML5 Web Forms
  • Embedding audio and video with HTML5
  • Drawing with the canvas
  • Controlling browser histories
  • Integrating location awareness into mobile applications with the Geolocation API
  • Implementing client side storage and working with local files
  • Managing communication and threading
  • Optimizing the HTML5 browser experience
  • Integrating device data


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132911184
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 962
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Jennifer Kyrnin has been a professional Web developer and has been assisting others to learn Web design, HTML, CSS, and XML since 1995. She has maintained sites of all sizes, from large corporate websites to tiny personal pages and blogs, as well as several intranet and extranet sites. She has also worked as a contract Web designer on numerous sites, utilizing nearly every Web technology, including XML, CMS, HTML, PHP, Perl, C, JavaScript, Ruby, and Java. Kyrnin writes about Web design, HTML, and Web development for and is the author of two books on these topics.


Chuck Hudson has developed mobile Web and mobile solutions since the 1990s. He teaches Web programming, mobile technology, and entrepreneurship throughout the Boston and Atlanta regions. In 2008, he received the eBay Star Developer award for the first iPhone mobile Web and native apps. A successful techpreneur and long-time “geek-in-training,” he is a certified PHP programmer and PayPal developer.


Tom Leadbetter is a Web designer and developer based in Liverpool, England. He has been working with HTML5 since early 2009 and blogs about it at

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Table of Contents

Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours

Part I: Building Web Pages and Applications with the Open Web Standard

Chapter 1: Improving Mobile Web Application Development with HTML5     1A

Chapter 2: New HTML5 Tags and Attributes with Mobile Development     15A

Chapter 3: Styling Mobile Pages with CSS3     33A

Chapter 4: Detecting Mobile Devices and HTML5 Support     49A

Chapter 5: JavaScript and HTML5 Web Applications     67A

Chapter 6: Building a Mobile Web Application     85A

Chapter 7: Upgrading a Site to HTML5     105A

Chapter 8: Converting Web Apps to Mobile     119A

Part II: Learning the HTML5 Essentials

Chapter 9: Adding Meaning with HTML5 Sectioning and Semantic Elements     141A

Chapter 10: Drawing with the HTML5 Canvas Element     163A

Chapter 11: Fonts and Typography in HTML5     187A

Chapter 12: Audio and Video in HTML5     205A

Chapter 13: HTML5 Forms     223A

Chapter 14: Editing Content and User Interaction with HTML5     245A

Chapter 15: Microformats and Microdata 261A

Chapter 16: Working with HTML5 Drag-and-Drop Functionality     275A

Chapter 17: HTML5 Links     293A

Part III: HTML5 for Mobile and Web Applications

Chapter 18: Web Application APIs and Datasets     309A

Chapter 19: WebSockets, Web Workers, and Files     323A

Chapter 20: Offline Web Applications     341A

Chapter 21: Web Storage in HTML5     355A

Chapter 22: Controlling the Browser History with the History API     373A

Chapter 23: Adding Location Detection with Geolocation     387A

Chapter 24: Converting HTML5 Apps to Native Apps     405A

Part IV: Appendixes

Appendix A: Answers to Quizzes     423A

Appendix B: HTML Elements and Attributes     437A

Appendix C: HTML5 and Mobile Application Resources     447A

Index     449A

HTML5 Developer's Cookbook

Chapter 1: New Structural Elements in HTML5     1B

Chapter 2: Grouping, Text-Level, and Redefined Semantics     31B

Chapter 3: Browser Handling in HTML5     55B

Chapter 4: New Layout and Style Techniques with CSS3     69B

Chapter 5: HTML5 Web Forms     95B

Chapter 6: Drawing with Canvas     127B

Chapter 7: Embedding Video with HTML5     163B

Chapter 8: Embedding Audio with HTML5     187B

Chapter 9: Changing Browser History     207B

Chapter 10: Location Awareness with the Geolocation API     231B

Chapter 11: Client-Side Storage     259B

Chapter 12: Communication and Threading     297B

Chapter 13: Browser Experience in HTML5     319B

Chapter 14: Working with Local Files     359B

Chapter 15: Integrating Device Data     389B

Recipes     411B

Index     415B

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