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HTML5 for Publishers [Kindle Edition]

Sanders Kleinfeld
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Book Description

HTML5 is revolutionizing the Web, and now it's coming to your ebook reader! With the release of the EPUB 3 specification, HTML5 support is officially a part of the EPUB standard, and publishers are able to take full advantage of HTML5's rich feature set to add rich media and interactivity to their ebook content.

HTML5 for Publishers gives an overview of some of the most exciting features HTML5 provides to ebook content creators--audio/video, geolocation, and the Canvas--and shows how to put them in action. Learn how to:

  • Intersperse audio/video with textual content
  • Create a graphing calculator to display algebraic equations on the Canvas
  • Use geolocation to customize a work of fiction with details from the reader's locale
  • Employ MathML to create an interactive equation solver
  • Make a coloring book using SVG and JavaScript


Product Details

  • File Size: 496 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (October 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005XE2CAO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,243 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good intro: Good examples, clear explanation December 15, 2011
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HTML5 for Publishers is a tutorial aimed at publishers who want to expand their ebooks beyond traditional text-and-graphics. This ebook addresses how to add Canvas, Geolocation, and Audio/Video.

It starts with a brief tutorial on HTML and JavaScript and then move to specific examples that put HTML5 in action.

(1) The specific demos include a graphic calculator that uses Canvas.
(2) Finger painting application for drawing pictures on a page
(3) Demp of how an ebook can be customized with the reader's current location
(4) An audio-enabled glossary that lets you hear each term
(5) Embedded video along with instructional text to supplement the video

You get the actual code for the example from a web download specified in the book along with the explanations. The explanations are clear, the examples are complete, the author allows portions of the code to be re-used without asking for permission.

I liked the author also states the compatibility with major EPUB reader platforms for each feature.

This is an excellent tutorial, it exceed my expectations in both clarity and completeness.

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start but not for serious coders December 26, 2011
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The book provides enough information for smart people to get up and running. However it was extremely simple and doesn't even scratch the surface of publishing with html5. The information is not enough to do any serious production ready work. The learning curve that you will have trying to look up resources online will not be any flatter because of this book.

There are good code examples however these are extremely basic and all the resources point to other content that will presumably teach you for real (for a price). Presumably this book is free simply to point you towards paid resources by the same publisher.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I'm the developer of an HTML & CSS checking tool for Windows so I've had more than my 'fair share' learning HTML and CSS, but I was not as familiar with eBook publishing, MathML, and SVG.

I can say that I enjoyed reading this book and think I learned a good amount of information from it even though it's not that lengthy, in-depth, or broad. I'd say it's an 'intermediate' level book. It's not for beginners because it assumes one already knows a bit about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. More advanced or experienced programmers could also learn from this book if they are not familiar with the presented topics.

As some other reviews may mention, it doesn't cover a great deal and doesn't go into deep detail, but I still found it interesting and informative. The examples certainly did their job in explaining and clarifying certain aspects of things like canvas, geolocation, and MathML, and SVG. Also, the book gives some good references that one can use to further investigate topics and go deeper into the details.

If I had paid $20+ for it, then I could understand the lower ratings, but for the current price of $0, I really can't find anything to complain about, so I'm giving this book 5 stars. I certainly got more than my money's worth out of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good examples April 8, 2013
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If you are interested in a book that teach by example, this is one for you. The book brings a lot of good examples that turn the learning process really easier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Liked it a lot! October 27, 2012
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Excellent, as are all the O'Reilly books I've come across. I have been after an HTML5 book that specifically addresses publishing, so I am delighted to have found this one.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely vertical market/high level intro. August 6, 2014
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Sanders Kleinfeld, HTML5 for Publishers (O'Reilly Media, 2011)

A very high-level overview of three specific new features in HTML5; the title is a bit misleading in that regard. If you're interested in learning the basics about canvas, audio/video embedding, or geolocation, this is an interesting starting point—but eventually you will find yourself needing to grab a more in-depth resource. In other words, if you already know you are interested in incorporating these things into ebooks, you can simply skip this and dive straight into something that goes into more detail. On the other hand, if you just want to explore the possibilities, this is a quick, easy read that will do just that. **
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent start, but not the end all reference January 15, 2014
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This will get your feet wet, but you will need a different resource if you want to swim in the pool.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A need read for Publishers November 2, 2013
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Easy to understand. Follows a logical sequence. The book is a short read and gets to the point with out a lot of fluff.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT for a Refresher
I bought this to refresh my knowledge of HTML coding
(I just have a little family type website .. so for me it is not necessary to be all fancy and out there .. Read more
Published 16 months ago by An Empty-Nester
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what i was expecting
Should have read the intro a little more closely. Not what i was expecting. I would return it if i could.
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Fee febook
I got this free, so great for the price. I would not have bought it outright. A free reference in e format is always welcome.
Published 17 months ago by A. Boehm
1.0 out of 5 stars A chi é rivolto?
Pessimo libro, quasi inutile. Non ci sono contenuti originali, anzi anche qualche errore. Ogni minuto per leggere questo libro é speso male.
Published 19 months ago by Yoghi
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Examples
This book has some good example which include the source code. They could have been better introduced. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Miguel Ulloa
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent programmer's reference
Provides a different perspective and spawns a few ideas. Otherwise a good reference for what's new in HTML5 with a few tips and tricks.
Published 22 months ago by E. Helms
1.0 out of 5 stars Another waste of time.
Yes why did I even try this after the previous "free". Well can't justify. But yes this one was a tad bit better than previous free book but again not good enough to merit any... Read more
Published on May 28, 2012 by Rahul
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read it first. then you will se why it's free :) i think it's a form of promotion that o'reilly is trying to do on amazon customers
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