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HTML5 Mastery

Semantics, Standards, and Styling

By Anselm Bradford , Paul Haine

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HTML5 Mastery covers the new features, abilities, and best practices of HTML5.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3861-4
  • 316 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: November 22, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Full Description

Markup is synonymous with the development of the web, but most people only scratch the surface of its capabilities. Why settle for average HTML, when you can become an HTML5 master?

That’s where this unique book comes in. It’s aimed at web designers and developers who want to take their markup even further in the exciting new directions the web has taken in multimedia, interactivity and improved semantics. HTML5 isn't for just any web site, but for a web site that will contribute to tomorrow’s “web of data.”

HTML5 Mastery will introduce the new markup elements of HTML5—including less commonly used ones—and show you where and how to use them. It also provides clever styling and scripting techniques that you can employ on your web site. It is completely standards-compliant, and up-to-date with modern web design techniques.

What you’ll learn

  • How to make the most of the new features of HTML5
  • How to use the new semantic tags to improve your markup
  • How to introduce multimedia and interactivity into your pages without the need for plugins
  • How to create fabulous forms using new HTML5 elements and client-side validation
  • How to explore the power of associated APIs
  • How to become a web developer skilled in the contemporary direction of web standards

Who this book is for

Web developers and designers who want to utilize new features of HTML5 to improve their existing skillsets.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started: Transitioning to HTML5
  2. Using the Right Tag for the Right Job
  3. Recognizing Semantics
  4. Form Mastery
  5. Video and Audio
  6. User Interaction
  7. CSS3
  8. Looking Ahead

Appendix A: Associated APIs

Source Code/Downloads

Downloads are available to accompany this book.

Your operating system can likely extract zipped downloads automatically, but you may require software such as WinZip for PC, or StuffIt on a Mac.


If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know by emailing to editorial@apress.com . You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.

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Under heading: "Why XHTML 2.0 died and HTML5 thrived"

"Web Hypertext Application Working Group (WHATWG)"
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