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HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers
     

HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers

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by Klaus Forster, Bernd Oggl
 

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In HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers, two pioneering web developers provide a comprehensive guide to HTML5’s powerful new elements and techniques through compact, practical, easy-to-understand examples. You’ll discover just how much you can do with HTML5—from programming audio/video playback to integrating geographical

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In HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers, two pioneering web developers provide a comprehensive guide to HTML5’s powerful new elements and techniques through compact, practical, easy-to-understand examples. You’ll discover just how much you can do with HTML5—from programming audio/video playback to integrating geographical data into pages and applications.

This concise, friendly reference is packed with tips, tricks, and samples for making the most of HTML5 with JavaScript and the DOM. The authors present “pure HTML5” examples that are supported by browsers right now, and they share realistic insights into the challenges of leading-edge HTML5 development. All examples are available for download, with links to web resources for new information and specification updates. Topics covered include

  • Browser support: What you can (and can’t) do with HTML5 today
  • HTML5 document structure and semantics
  • Intelligent forms, including new input types, elements, and client-side validation
  • The “video” and “audio” elements, and scripting media solutions
  • Advanced graphics with Canvas and SVG
  • Geolocation in the browser, including location tracking via Google Maps
  • Web storage, offline web applications, WebSockets,and Web Workers
  • Embedding sematic markup with Microdata and the Microdata DOM API
  • Implementing drag-and-drop with the “draggable” attribute
  • New global attributes: “data-*,” “hidden,” “contenteditable,” “spellcheck,” and more

If you’re a web developer or designer with at least basic knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, this book is all you need to masterHTML5—and get to the cutting edge of web development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321772749
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
07/14/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Klaus Förster, an open source enthusiast, works at the Department of Geography of the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has attended numerous SVG Open conferences as speaker, reviewer, and workshop leader, and contributed SVG modules to the free software projects PostGIS, GRASS GIS, and SpatiaLite.

Bernd Öggl, lecturer and system administrator at the University of Innsbruck, is the coauthor of a book on PHP and MySQL and has many years of experience programming web applications.

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HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
George_A More than 1 year ago
HTML 5 Guidelines is a fine book. It covers the subject matter well enough. I just didn't find anything special about this book. As another reviewer stated "This is a decent introduction to HTML5 ." and the reader after reading the book will have a much better understanding of HTML 5. I wondered if the authors had intended the book to be in color and the publisher choose black and white instead. The book has figures that don't really work without colors, such as Figure 5.39 (P. 169) "HSL colors for multicolored spheres animation". The figure is merely two bars with shades of black and white. Another example is Figure 5.29 a series of pictures that show color manipulation. Again the pictures are just shades of black and white. Color in not necessary in a book, but with the subject matter and examples in this book, a lot was lost. In the end, not sorry that I picked HTML 5 Guidelines and my HTML 5 knowledge did increase from reading this book.
ClearCSSJimmy More than 1 year ago
As an experienced web developer who was self taught on HTML 4, I had unfounded reservation about HTML5 in general. Maybe it was the fact that the standard was changing and that I had to learn something new from scratch. Thankfully this was not the case. After reading HTML5 > Guidelines for Web Developers by Forster and Oggl, I was confident in my ability to design evolving HTML 5 compliant sites. The writing style is concise and easy to read. The topics covered, are not necessarily meant to be followed in order. One can skip and read about a certain subject. The first chapter is brief and in my opinion doesn't really add value to book. The book really starts at Chapter 2, "Structure and Semantics for Documents." One of the biggest change is that HTML5 is the fact that one no longer has to create div sections with classes name footer, header, etc. Now one can use <header> and <footer> to name a few. Another great chapter is Chapter 3, "Intelligent Forms." The authors do a good example on how to use the different elements as well as handling validation. New data types are introduced such as url, email, datetime, color, etc. Attributes are introduced as well. Some of the code is minimal but it does help the web developer understand them. On Chapter 5, "Canvas," the authors spend some time going over what they call, "One of the most interesting and at the same time one of the oldest new HTML5 elements," Canvas. It is presented in a neat and concise manner. Again there is minimal code but it does what it is suppose to do, get the web developer up to speed. Overall, HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers is a decent book. By no means is this book the must have all in one book, but it is a great book on getting to know most features of HTML5. I definitely recommend it.