HTML5 For Dummies Quick Reference
By Andy Harris
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: April 2011
Pages: 224

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 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

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