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Practical HTML5 Projects

By Adrian W. West

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In Practical HTML5 Projects, previously undocumented web design techniques are revealed and explained using fully worked examples. Web designers can start creating rather than having to first research and test, or spend hours digging through manuals.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4275-8
  • 484 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Practical HTML5 Projects is a collection of valuable web techniques that any developer or designer can use. This book is all about saving time. Busy web developers should not have to plow through pages of theory or history only to discover that no practical applications are provided, nor should they have to read a paragraph five times to extract some meaning from it. All of the techniques within this book are explained using fully worked examples that you can immediately apply to your own projects.

With each technique the book provides:

  • A practical and useful example (and a screen shot of the end result where applicable).
  • The markup for a fully worked example.
  • A downloadable template to adapt for use in your own websites.
With Practical HTML5 Projects, you can dive straight into the book at the required chapter and immediately find answers to your website problems, and find the sample code you can use to get it right. Start creating websites using the practical examples, summaries, and templates.

This book includes topics such as rollover navigation menus without scripts, adding audio and video, rounded corners, drop shadows, adding PayPal services, and much more. It also includes sections on troubleshooting and transitioning to HTML5 and CSS3 to help bring your existing content up to date.

What you’ll learn

  • Discover new techniques for creating interesting, attractive and accessible websites
  • Save time spent researching poorly documented techniques
  • Avoid lengthy trial-and-error testing and hours spent reading single topic manuals
  • Download templates and quickly adapt them for your own use
  • Keep pace with the latest developments and recommendations in web design
  • Accumulate a useful tool kit of resources and templates

Who this book is for

Practical HTML5 Projects acknowledges the fact that designers, teachers, and students would rather produce something than spend hours researching how to produce it. Web developers and designers can dive right into the book, take a template and adapt it. IT teachers can set student projects based on the techniques and templates revealed in the book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Moving to HTML5
  2. A Rollover Picture Gallery
  3. Backgrounds
  4. Rollover Menus
  5. Moving to CSS3
  6. Adding Audio, Video and Slide Shows
  7. Rounded Corners
  8. Drop Shadows
  9. Create Collages and Galleries
  10. Add PayPal
  11. Secure Feedback Methods
  12. Monitor Mayhem
  13. Appearance and Usefulness
  14. Accessibility
  15. Dump those Deprecated Items
  16. Search Engine Optimization
  17. Printing, Counting, and Redirecting
  18. Validation
  19. Troubleshooting
  20. Appendix
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.

On page 175:

Please see errata submitted by author Adrian West below.
Author Comment:

Figure 7-3:
The figure contained 5 colored panels with rounded corners. Unfortunately when converted to grayscale for print, four of the panels were rendered not visible.

Apress will correct this if/when there is a subsequent printing.

On page 188-189:

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The two figures have been reversed, the picture given as Figure 7-12 is the picture for Figure 7-13 and vice-versa.

On page 271:

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On page 272:

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Above the heading "For the Curious: An..."
The bottom four lines of code for emailing should read as follows:

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On page 383:

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