HTML5: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
The Book That Should Have Been in the Box
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2013
Pages: 518

HTML5 is more than a markup language—it’s a collection of several independent web standards. Fortunately, this expanded guide covers everything you need in one convenient place. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world examples, HTML5: The Missing Manual shows you how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic graphics, geolocation, offline features, and responsive layouts for mobile devices.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Structure web pages more effectively. Learn how HTML5 helps web design tools and search engines work smarter.
  • Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser.
  • Create stunning visuals with Canvas. Draw shapes, pictures, and text; play animations; and run interactive games.
  • Jazz up your pages with CSS3. Add fancy fonts and eye-catching effects with transitions and animation.
  • Design better web forms. Collect information from visitors more efficiently with HTML5 form elements.
  • Build it once, run it everywhere. Use responsive design to make your site look good on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Include rich desktop features. Build self-sufficient web apps that work offline and store the data users need.
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    5.0

    A great starter for practising HTML5

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      Comments about oreilly HTML5: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

      Teaching the topic to Alevel students (college students) and migrating from other interactive languages that are incorporated with web design.

       
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      This book lives up to its name

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        HTML5: The Missing Manual, by Matthew MacDonald, is a reference book that every web developer should have on their shelf. If you do any web development or think you might want to, get this book.

        In HTML5: The Missing Manual, MacDonald gives a breif history of HTML and how it fits into the current view of the web. He then provides an extremely thourough explanation of the various elements that comprise HTML5. The handy dandy outline tells you what to expect: how HTML5 came to be, semantic elements, microdata & semantic add-ons, web forms, video & audio playback, CSS3, CSS3 media queries/responsive design, canvas, local storage, HTML5 caching, communication with a webserver (including websockets), and geolocation.

        It's quite a list, but it's really quite a book. HTML5: The Missing Manual lives up to its name - a very well written manual for HTML5 that will help you get the most out of your web development time.

         
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        Well structured manual

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          This book is excellent for two purpouses: You get in-depth information about the new standard and you find quickly, what you're looking for.

           
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          A useful update on web evolution

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            A good overview of how the web has progressed after a period of stagnation.

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            very good book

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