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HTML5 Solutions

Essential Techniques for HTML5 Developers

By Marco Casario , Peter Elst , Charles Brown , Nathalie Wormser , Cyril Hanquez

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HTML5 covers a broad set of new technologies for HTML, which means lots of new things to learn, and lots of new things that can go wrong. This book provides solutions to all of the most common HTML5 problems.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3386-2
  • 364 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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HTML5 brings the biggest changes that HTML has seen in years. Web designers and developers now have a whole host of new techniques up their sleeves, from displaying video and audio natively in HTML, to creating realtime graphics directly on a web page without the need for a plugin. But all of these new technologies bring more tags to learn and more avenues for things to go wrong. HTML5 Solutions provides a collection of solutions to all of the most common HTML5 problems. Every solution contains sample code that is production-ready and can be applied to any project.

What you’ll learn

Real-world solutions for everyday HTML development, saving hours of frustration. Problems covered include:

  • Sending multi-bitrate videos to different devices
  • Creating custom video components
  • Programming a custom video controller
  • Designing a canvas with custom gradients
  • Capturing and drawing images
  • Storing data offline using the Web SQL Databases
  • Dragging data from the desktop into the browser
  • Creating HTML5 WebSockets

Who this book is for

Web developers and designers seeking practical advice on making HTML5 sites work.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. HTML5 Page Structures
  2. HTML5 Markup
  3. Structural and Semantic Elements
  4. HTML5 Forms
  5. HTML5 Media Elements: Audio and Video
  6. HTML5 Drawing APIs
  7. HTML5 Canvas
  8. HTML5 Communication APIs
  9. HTML5 WebSockets
  10. HTML5 Geolocation API
  11. HTML5 Local Storage
  12. HTML5 Accessibility
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