HTML5 for Publishers
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 56

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
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    5.0

    GREAT BOOK

    By Ograo Barracuda

    from Sao Paulo, Brazli

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    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

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      Comments about oreilly HTML5 for Publishers:

      A great book for everyone looking for some html help, covering since the usual and simple things to the complex and sophisticated ones. It helped me a lot. I recommend it!

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great intro to HTML5

      By Uri Mikhli

      from NYC

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      • Easy to understand
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      • Too basic

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      Comments about oreilly HTML5 for Publishers:

      A superb introduction to what can be done with HTML5. This book is just a shallow overview of the depth available, but it is a fun overview, and whetted my appetite for learning more HTML5. I installed the examples into my rails project and fiddled with the JavaScript to make all of them work on the same page.

      Nitpicky critique... The finger painting app calls:
      x = ev.pageX and y = ev.pageY which is right if the canvas is the only thing on the page. It took a while until I figured out that I had to get the offset in order to get it to work with other stuff on the page.

      x = ev.pageX - theCanvas.offsetLeft;
      y = ev.pageY - theCanvas.offsetTop;

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      5.0

      Another Winner from O'Reilly Media

      By Constantinova

      from New Mexico

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      • Accurate
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      • Easy to understand
      • Free code samples
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      • Well-written

      Cons

      • Not comprehensive enough
      • Omits the basics

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      • Best for HTML users
      • Expert

      Comments about oreilly HTML5 for Publishers:

      The very thing my publishing house has been seeking to turn our authors' books into exciting ebooks. Can always rely on O'Reilly books to unclutter the techno-babble. And to give us free scripts until we master it ourselves. Bravo & thanks. Is a full version coming out to do an entire e-book?

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      5.0

      An excellent introduction to HTML5

      By David Griffiths

      from United Kingdom

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      • Chapter 4 a little short

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      Comments about oreilly HTML5 for Publishers:

      I should begin with a disclosure that I actually know Sanders and I've worked with him previously. However, the reason I've gone to the trouble of writing this review is because I think this short ebook is both timely and extremely useful.

      Though brief, the content is excellent, the topics are well chosen and the teaching is done through detailed examples.

      The first chapter on client-side graphics covers the basics of canvas drawing, transformations and how to capture both mouse and touch events.

      The geolocation chapter goes beyond the rudimentary HTML5 support and shows how to use jQuery and Ajax to convert lat/long information into the kind of practical address information that would be useful in most form-based applications.

      Next, the book delves into the video and audio elements, showing not only how to modify media elements with CSS but -- importantly -- how to deal with media compatibility across platforms.

      The final short chapter is on integrating EPUB with HTML5.

      Each chapter is driven by JavaScript and HTML examples and contains practical hints and tips, as well as extensive links to external resources and libraries.

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