HTML5 For Dummies Quick Reference Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1118606964
ISBN-10: 1118606965
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Quick and up-to-date information about HTML5 and how to use it

HTML is the preferred programming language for creating Web pages, and HTML5 is full of new features. This handy, no-nonsense book gives you the straight scoop. You'll discover enhanced rich media, geolocation, database and mobile capabilities, what's new in CSS and JavaScript, and how to use the new canvas tag. Find what you need quickly and make your Web site a winner!

  • A matter of semantics — get up to speed on new semantic page elements and in-line semantic elements

  • Informed about forms — examine new and modified form elements that add new capabilities to HTML

  • Celebrate CSS — discover the new tools and functionality in CSS3, including flexible box layout and improved font and text support

  • Brew up something new — explore new JavaScript®features such as drag-and-drop, geolocation,notifications, and Web sockets

  • Canvas for cool — use the canvas tag and JavaScript to create cool and colorful graphics

Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/html5fdqr for bonus content.

Open the book and find:

  • Which browsers support the new tools

  • Media elements, including a video tag

  • Additional pseudo-classes in CSS

  • New form input types

  • How to add shadows and colorful shapes

  • Tips on building Web socketconnections

  • How a Web worker improvesefficiency

  • Steps for creating animation

Learn to:

  • Create rich Internet applications using HTML5

  • Build mobile sites with video

  • Leverage the HTML5 database capabilities

  • Test, debug, and deploy your sites

About the Author

Andy Harris taught himself programming because it was fun. Today he teachers computer science, game development, and Web programming at the university level and is a technology consultant for the State of Indiana.


Product Details

  • File Size: 3991 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 9, 2011)
  • Publication Date: May 9, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051BLSD6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The book ASSUMES the reader is familiar with HTML4 and XHTML and refers back to them. This is a poor assumption. As a result you have chapters like 'New or Changed HTML5 Elements' and 'New and Modified Form Elements'... without the basic elements. If you're familiar with the details of prior versions of HTML, this may be a reasonable reference, but it is not for someone that does not have that experience.

The book does not, cannot, stand alone as a reference for HTML5.
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After reading a lot of good news about HTML5 lately, I decided to get my feet wet. I thought a <For Dummies> book would be ideal, and I was right.
The author leads us in a gentle way to the novel features of HTML5. The content is not overwhelming, just the right doses.
I especially appreciate the supporting web site that provides clear, ready-to-use code examples.
Having finished the book I now crave for more advanced material.
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The book is very good at giving a quick overview of HTML5 vs earlier versions. It does not go into detail about any subject (as a quick REFERENCE would do). I recommend this book to people who just want a concise overview of how HTML5 differs with other versions of HTML, with an extremely limited explanation of how to use the new differences.
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HTML5 for Dummies Quick Reference provides everything that you need about HTML at your fingertips. This small book provides convenient reference, comb-bound to lie flat, makes it easy to find the information you need in a hurry so you can get those terrific Web pages designed and online right now.It is an HTML used extensively in creating Web pages, especially for mobile browsers.Also,it offers HTML5 exciting enhancements that Web developers are eager to master.It is a great reference for anyone interested to learn more about the topic.
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At the beginning of the year I've made a conscious decision to study the HTML language. So I began studying a book on HTML 4 which I had on my bookshelf. However, I quickly discovered that a later version of HTML was XHTML; so I purchased a Volume of XHTML for Dummies. Shortly after finishing to read this book, I was informed that HTML5 is the latest form of HTML. Consequently, I purchased "HTML5 FOR Dummies" and I'm on the final Chapter.
I strongly recommend this book as an introductory volume to anyone interested in the HTML5 language. It contains many concepts not found in either HTML 4 or XHTML.
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I am a web app developer, have developed software at every level since the punch card era. As someone moves through and to the 'current' tools, what is needed is solid detailed examples, with a good explanation right behind it and that's what Mr. Harris provides here. This is a very good book - Andy, please, we need a 2013 update to it - and I highly recommend that you make this book at part of your library.
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Reference? The title is misleading. This is not a reference. This book is sort of tutorial/guide hybrid.

A guidebook would describe concepts and offer some sample code. A tutorial book would provide step by step instructions to accomplish a certain task (Step 1: do this. Step 2: do that). A reference book would provide a structured list of all possible tags, properties, values, etc possibly with samples. And author making the same title mistake once again: he's got another book with misleading title "desk reference".

This is not even a good guide and looks like a short overview. It does not look like a typical good Dummies series book. I was surprised when I got it: this book is tiny: 8 x 7 x 0.5 in. Even though it has 200 pages, the content is probably equal to a 120 page regular-sized book. The cheap Kinko style "comb" binding is another surprise - Amazon description "spiral binding" is misleading. The book has no illustrations, just a few very basic screen shots. The book seems really rushed to market.
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By BetheOne on September 12, 2013
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its only about 145 pages or so, so I can definitely read it quickly, has a lot of good information so far. Doesn't beat getting some hands on with a website of your choice to reinforce it but it Is a good read. Worth it!
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