- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 28, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118356551
- ISBN-13: 978-1118356555
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
TAKE YOUR WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SKILLS TO A BOLD NEW LEVEL
This book takes you beyond the pre-fab themes and basic website building tools found in most HTML books to show you how to transform plain words and static images into amazing websites that draw users in and make them want to stay. Combining equal parts how-to instruction and inspiration-along with dozens of stunning, full-color illustrations-this book gets you up and running in no time, with everything you need to create fully-customized sites featuring all the razzle-dazzle and dynamic content that make the difference between a functional website and a brilliant one. And, like all the books in the Treehouse series, HTML5 Foundations outfits you with everything you need to expand your skill set and broaden your professional horizons.
In plain English, master developer Matt West schools you in HTML5 ABC’s, and shows you how to:
- Create page templates and web pages
- Structure a website
- Format text
- Embed audio and video
- Use and get the most out of microdata
- Maintain consistency of style with CSS
- Store data
- Use geolocation
Packed with dazzling design ideas, expert instruction, and career-making insights from a world-class professional, HTML5 Foundations is a valuable working reference and an indispensable tool of the trade.
About the Author
MATT WEST (@MattAntWest) is the founder of Koji Labs, where he builds HTML5 websites for firms around the world. Matt is a hybrid, dealing with both the design and development of the website projects he works on. Working on open source projects, Matt taught himself how to code and has since built everything from small business websites to advanced route optimizers.
Treehouse is a consortium of web and software designers and developers whose mission is to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. In keeping with that mission, the Treehouse Series of books are authored by experts and loaded with innovative design ideas and practical skill-building instruction. If you're a web developer, web designer, hobbyist, or career-changer, every book in the series belongs on your bookshelf.
Top customer reviews
Further to this, West gives instruction on the basics of how to use the canvas tool. I had previously read part of a book on the HTML5 Canvas, which emphasized the creation of static images, games, and animations. While West only explores static images and drawings in his canvas example--and not animations or video games--he is par non in providing an excellent introductory foundation for canvas applications. For instance, I previously looked at multiple books to try to understand what the canvas "save" and "restore" methods accomplished, but never fully understood the available descriptions. West, however, ended my quest by providing a very clear explanation of not only these features but many others.
This book is definitely for beginners. While easy to read for experienced and non-experienced alike, it starts at the very beginning and explains everything in detail. As I said, I already had experience with HTML, so this was more of a refresher to me, as well as a way to quickly update myself on HTML5. This is one of the best books I've seen so far for this particular topic.
One of my favorite things about this book is the fact that it is in full color. It's so much easier to understand code when the important parts are a different color, so they stand out. It really enhances the experience of learning something new.
I highly encourage anyone interested in learning HTML5 to grab a copy of this book and dig in. You won't regret it!
If you are interested in learning HTML, then this book would be a very good book for you. The book uses the standard approach of introducing HTML concepts by developing a website. The website being developed is nothing to get excited about --> very old school and a poor use of HTML layout capabilities. However, you will get the idea of how HTML is used to setup a website and the basics of web page development. You should find another resource that describes the latest in web page design / astetics.
The code examples are easy to read and broken up into small chucks to help make the concept being demonstrated easy to grasp.
It should not take more than a week of part time to go through the book, enter the code and have a working example to play with.
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its too basic and the cost off book should not be more than 3.5$
as there any many more alternatives at cheaper price