HTML5: The Missing Manual

HTML5: The Missing Manual

by Matthew MacDonald

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449363260
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Series: Missing Manual Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 518
Sales rank: 1,240,412
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Modern Markup
    • Chapter 1: Introducing HTML5
    • Chapter 2: Structuring Pages with Semantic Elements
    • Chapter 3: Writing More Meaningful Markup
    • Chapter 4: Building Better Web Forms

  • Part 2: Video, Graphics, and Glitz
    • Chapter 5: Audio and Video
    • Chapter 6: Fancy Fonts and Effects with CSS3
    • Chapter 7: Responsive Web Design with CSS3
    • Chapter 8: Basic Drawing with the Canvas
    • Chapter 9: Advanced Canvas: Interactivity and Animation

  • Part 3: Building Web Apps
    • Chapter 10: Storing Your Data
    • Chapter 11: Running Offline
    • Chapter 12: Communicating with the Web Server
    • Chapter 13: Geolocation, Web Workers, and History Management

  • Part 4: Appendixes
    • Essential CSS
    • JavaScript: The Brains of Your Page

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