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This review is from: Pro HTML5 and CSS3 Design Patterns (Expert's Voice in Web Development) (Paperback)
Basically this book has HTML5 and CSS3 in the title to get people to buy it. The patterns described are not for just HTML5 and CSS3, they are basic patterns for HTML and CSS, period. There are a couple of minor examples to justify the mention of HTML5 and CSS3, but this book is not worth the money. Think of it as a giant collection of HTML and CSS recipeies, or W3C spec trivia.
For instance there are sections on indenting text, or using an offset, collapsing borders on a table... This book is not for a PRO. If you are a PRO then you learned this stuff in your first year.
If you are brand new to web development then this book will help you, if not for the basics but also the positioning section. That is why I didn't give this book a 1 star.
If you know what your doing, or you are looking for a good book on HTML5 or CSS3 then this is NOT the book for you. The title uses those words to suck people into buying the book, buzzword bingo. Disappointed in Apress for this one.