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1. HTML5: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) (2014)

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.

Author(s): Matthew MacDonald

2. HTML5 & CSS3 For Beginners: Your Guide To Easily Learn HTML5 & CSS3 Programming in 7 Days (2017)

Are You Ready To Learn Html5 and CSS3 Easily?

Welcome to this training for the Kindle edition of “HTML5 & CSS3 For Beginners: Your Guide To Easily Learn HTML5 & CSS3 Programming in 24 Hours”. This book contains the steps, strategies, and information you need to learn HTML5 and CSS3, the latest and current standard languages for creating websites and designing web pages. It was conceptualised and developed to help beginners, business owners, and interested web users master the powerful features of these website creation and styling tools in as fast as one day. Beginners and experienced web developers alike will find this practical book an enjoyable and reliable resource for learning the two hottest languages in website creation and design on their own. If you’re planning to launch a lucrative career in web development, learning HTML5 and CSS3 through this learning material is the easiest, fastest, and least expensive way to start. This visual-aided instruction material is a step-by-step guide to help you make use of the available tools, layout styles, built-in effects, and designing features of HTML5 and CSS3. It presents the precise steps and the image of the outcome after performing the steps. It will guide you from the very first step in website creation to the task of styling your web pages to make it attractive and pleasing to you and your visitors. HTML is a markup language used to create web pages. An HTML code provides the structure and layout of a web page and instructs the web browsers what to display and how to present the text, images, videos, and sounds to viewers. HTML5, its latest version, is a backward-compatible language with many new and outstanding features that are supported and used by the major browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. HTML5 is an easy-to-learn website creation tool that uses concise syntax and flexible code structure. This book presents the tools, options, and features of HTML5 and shows how you can use them to create a visually attractive and user-friendly website. It features images to show the tools and the outcome of the steps. You will never get lost as you try out each code and explore its elements and properties. The step-by-step guide provided in this book will show you how you can use free and simple text editors to write and run your own HTML code. It provides the instruction and the information you need to write your code accurately and take advantage of the many powerful features of HTML5. The book includes standard references that you can read to learn about and make full use of the capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3. It presents quick guides to the most commonly used attribute, properties and their possible values and provides relevant examples to illustrate the topics. The chapters are strategically arranged to help you build the required skills as you proceed.

Here’s What You’ll Learn From This Html5 and CSS3 For Beginners Book:

✓ CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO HTML ✓ CHAPTER 2: ELEMENTS, ATTRIBUTES, AND VALUES ✓ CHAPTER 3: STRUCTURE of HTML FILES ✓ CHAPTER 4: PARAGRAPHS ✓ CHAPTER 5: LISTS ✓ CHAPTER 6: STYLING TEXT ✓ CHAPTER 7: USING COLORS ✓ CHAPTER 8: BACKGROUND AND IMAGES ✓ CHAPTER 9: TABLES ✓ CHAPTER 10: HYPERLINKS ✓ CHAPTER 11: FORMS ✓ CHAPTER 12: HTML LAYOUT ELEMENTS ✓ CHAPTER 13: HTML MULTIMEDIA ✓ CHAPTER 14: CSS3 ✓ CHAPTER 15: STYLING TEXT ✓ CHAPTER 16: FORMATTING LAYOUT ✓ CHAPTER 17: STYLING BORDERS ✓ CHAPTER 18: STYLING LISTS ✓ CHAPTER 19: OTHER CSS3 FEATURES

What Are You Waiting For?

Start Coding Html5 and CSS3 Right Now!

Author(s): iCode Academy

3. HTML5 for Masterminds, 3rd Edition: How to take advantage of HTML5 to create responsive websites and revolutionary applications (2017)

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HTML5 for Masterminds Revised 3rd Edition 2017 is available, now with a complete course on Web Development and Responsive Web Design. Learn how to create websites and applications for desktop and mobile devices with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

HTML5 for Masterminds leads the reader step-by-step to master the complex subjects required to create websites and web applications. After reading this book, you will know how to structure your documents with HTML, how to style them with CSS, and how to work with the most powerful JavaScript APIs.

This book is not an introduction, but instead a complete course that teaches you how to build responsive websites and amazing web applications from scratch. Every chapter explores both basic and sophisticated concepts of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Functional examples support the information introduced in every chapter to guide beginners and experts throughout every single element, style, and function included in these languages.

The goal of HTML5 for Masterminds is to make you familiar with the most advanced technologies for the web. It was designed to prepare you for the future, and it was written for the genius inside you, for Masterminds.

This book includes:

How to create HTML5 documents
How to create CSS3 Style Sheets
How to program in JavaScript
How to design websites with Responsive Web Design

How to create 2D and 3D Graphics
How to create 2D and 3D Animations
How to create 2D and 3D Video Games

JavaScript APIs:

  • Form API
  • Canvas API
  • WebGL API and Three.js
  • Web Audio API
  • IndexedDB API
  • Web Storage API
  • File API
  • Web Socket API
  • WebRTC API
  • Stream API
  • FullScreen API
  • Ajax Level 2
  • Web Workers API
  • Drag and Drop API
  • History API
  • Web Messaging API
  • Pointer Lock API
  • Geolocation API
  • Page Visibility API
  • TextTrack API

HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Author(s): J D Gauchat

4. HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites (2011)

A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! 

Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach.

  • Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout
  • Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging
  • Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure

This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!

This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover – Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover – Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

Author(s): Jon Duckett

5. HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies (2014)

A new edition of a bestseller covers the latest advances in web development!

HTML5 and CSS3 are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and boast updates and enhanced features that can make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly, all-in-one guide covers everything you need to know about each of these technologies and their latest versions so that you can use them together. Building on the bestselling formats of the first two editions, this new edition teaches you the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3, and then presents ways for using them with JavaScript, MySQL, and Ajax to create websites that work.

  • Covers using JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and Ajax in the context of programming dynamic web pages with CSS3 and HTML5
  • Includes self-contained minibooks that review HTML, CSS, design and layout, client-side JavaScript, Ajax and server-side, and putting it all together
  • Examines new web development advancements including new technologies and changes to the standards
  • Features a website that contains supporting materials including code and several valuable programs that are useful for web development

HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition serves as the perfect reference for both web development beginners and seasoned professionals looking to learn more about how to get the most out of the powerful combination of HTML5 and CSS3.

Author(s): Andy Harris

6. Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3, 3rd Edition (2015)

"Until now, my websites looked great but have been coded with what seems like ‘duct-tape and bubble-gum’ methods, just for appearances and not for professionalism nor compliance. This book taught me all [that is] possible with simple HTML5 and CSS3 coding…What a game changer!"

That’s what one web designer posted about the previous edition of Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3. Now, this 3rd Edition adds professional coverage of Responsive Web Design a must for all web developers while it updates and improves all the content in the previous edition. So whether you’re a web designer, a JavaScript programmer, a server-side programmer, or a rookie, this book delivers the HTML/CSS coding skills you need today.

It begins with an 8-chapter hands-on course that teaches you HTML5 and CSS3 from scratch, showing you how you can’t use one without the other nowadays. This quick-start course ends with a chapter that teaches you how to use Responsive Web Design (RWD) so your pages will look good and work right on any screen, from phone to tablet to desktop and beyond. In fact, you ll learn more about RWD in this one chapter than you can in many full books on the subject!

After that, you can go on to any other chapter in the book to learn new skills whenever you need them. For example, you can learn how to enhance a site with audio and video clips, forms with HTML5 data validation, or CSS3 transitions and animations. You can see how to use JavaScript and jQuery to add features like accordions, tabs, and slide shows to a page, or to create a mobile site when a responsive site is impractical. You can learn the principles of web design, as well as how to deploy your finished sites. And no matter what, you can use the book as a time-saving reference whenever you have a question about HTML and CSS.

Author(s): Anne Boehm, Zak Ruvalcaba

7. Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 (8th Edition) (2016)

For courses in web development and design.

 

A Comprehensive, Well-Rounded Intro to Web Development and Design
Updated and expanded in this Eighth Edition, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 presents a comprehensive introduction to the development of effective web sites. Intended for beginning web developers, the text relates both the necessary hard skills (such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) and soft skills (design, e-commerce, and promotion strategies) considered fundamental to contemporary web development. An emphasis on hands-on practice guides readers, as the text introduces topics ranging from configuration and layout to accessibility techniques and ethical considerations. The Eighth Edition contains updated coverage of HTML5 and CSS, expanded coverage of designing for mobile devices, and more.

Author(s): Terry Felke-Morris

8. HTML5 Pocket Reference: Quick, Comprehensive, Indispensable (Pocket Reference (O’Reilly)) (2013)

Need help finding the right HTML5 element or attribute for your web page or application? HTML5 Pocket Reference is the classic reference that web designers and developers have been keeping close at hand for more than thirteen years.

This fifth edition has been updated to reflect the current state of HTML5, including the HTML5 Candidate Recommendation, the emerging HTML5.1 Working Draft, and the living WHATWG standard. Features include:

  • An alphabetical listing of every element and attribute in HTML5, HTML5.1, and the WHATWG living standard
  • Descriptions, markup examples, content categories, content models, and start- and end-tag requirements for every element
  • At-a-glance notes indicating the differences between the HTML5 specifications and HTML 4.01
  • Useful charts of special characters
  • An overview of HTML5 APIs

If you’re an experienced web designer or developer who needs a quick resource for working with established web standards, this handy book is indispensable.

Author(s): Jennifer Niederst Robbins

9. HTML5: The Fifth and Current Major Version of the HTML Standard (2017)

HTML5 is the latest and most enhanced version of HTML.Technically, HTML is not a programming language, but rather a mark up language. This tutorial has been designed for beginners in HTML5 providing the basic to advanced concepts of the subject. Before starting this tutorial you should be aware of the basic understanding of HTML and its tags

Author(s): Dennis Hutten

10. A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery (2013)

New revision is now available. Fully revised and re-edited.
HTML5 web applications are now capable of matching or exceeding the scale and sophistication of desktop applications, but with the unique advantage of running natively inside the web browsers on billions of desktop computers, phones, TVs and tablets.
This revolution (or more correctly – evolution) has happened for a number of reasons:
  • Browsers have introduced new standards-based APIs allowing web applications to (amongst other things) store data offline, retrieve data from the server dynamically, spawn background processes and interact with the filesystem.
  • Software engineers and programmers have begun to think of the much maligned JavaScript language in a new light, and unlock its potential as a rich and expressive language capable of producing large scale, well-structured applications.
  • The jQuery library has eased the pain of interacting with Document Object Model, and therefore writing applications that dynamically respond to user interaction.
  • The HTML markup language has been overhauled and extended to provide more semantic meaning, and many additional elements and attributes.
A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery guides you through the process I went through as an experienced software engineer, writing a large-scale, standards based web-application for the first time. It is intended to teach you the fundamentals of HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery – without presenting you with long lists of APIs, or intricate details of every feature (these can be found in reference manuals). 
This book is not a simple introduction to the subject matter: it guides you through the process of building a feature-rich web application. The application begins simple, and becomes gradually more complex as additional APIs and features are introduced. This book includes the following content: 
  1. An introduction to the HTML5 markup language, and how it differs from HTML4 and XHTML. 
  2. An introduction to JavaScript, including an in-depth look at its use of objects and functions, along with the design patterns that support the development of robust web applications. 
  3. An introduction to jQuery selection, traversal, manipulation and events. 
  4. An in-depth look at the Web storage and IndexedDB APIs for client side data storage. 
  5. A guide to implementing offline web applications with the Application Cache API. 
  6. An introduction to the ways JavaScript can interact with the users file-system using the FileReader API. 
  7. A guide to the use of Web Workers in web applications. 
  8. An introduction to AJAX, and the jQuery API supporting AJAX. 
  9. An introduction to Server Sent Events and Web Sockets.  
This book is intended for anyone with at least a superficial knowledge of HTML and programming (in any language).

Author(s): Dane Cameron

11. Head First HTML5 Programming: Building Web Apps with JavaScript (2011)

HTML has been on a wild ride. Sure, HTML started as a mere markup language, but more recently HTML’s put on some major muscle. Now we’ve got a language tuned for building web applications with Web storage, 2D drawing, offline support, sockets and threads, and more. And to speak this language you’ve got to go beyond HTML5 markup and into the world of the DOM, events, and JavaScript APIs.

Now you probably already know all about HTML markup (otherwise known as structure) and you know all about CSS style (presentation), but what you’ve been missing is JavaScript (behavior). If all you know about are structure and presentation, you can create some great looking pages, but they’re still just pages. When you add behavior with JavaScript, you can create an interactive experience; even better, you can create full blown web applications.

Head First HTML5 Programming is your ultimate tour guide to creating web applications with HTML5 and JavaScript, and we give you everything you need to know to build them, including: how to add interactivity to your pages, how to communicate with the world of Web services, and how to use the great new APIs being developed for HTML5.

Here are just some of the things you’ll learn in Head First HTML5 Programing:

  • Learn how to make your pages truly interactive by using the power of the DOM.
  • Learn how JavaScript APIs fit into the HTML5 ecosystem, and how to use any API in your web pages.
  • Use the Geolocation API to know where your users are.
  • Bring out your inner artist with Canvas, HTML5’s new 2D drawing surface.
  • Go beyond just plugging a video into your pages, and create custom video experiences.
  • Learn the secret to grabbing five megabytes of storage in every user’s browser.
  • Improve your page’s responsiveness and performance with Web workers.
  • And much more.

Author(s): Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson

12. Pro HTML5 with CSS, JavaScript, and Multimedia: Complete Website Development and Best Practices (2017)

Get ahead in HTML5, including markup, styling, and scripting, with many practical examples and best practice insights. You’ll quickly understand HTML5 markup elements and when to use them, and then apply the latest CSS3 features to create amazing web pages.

Pro HTML5 with CSS, JavaScript, and Multimedia teaches the fundamentals of client-side scripting and covers the immense functionality available with HTML5. Learn to use JavaScript to create web applications that are dynamic and interactive, and add advanced features, including audio, video, SVG, and drag and drop capabilities. Using practical hands-on demonstrations you will access a larger set of technologies to create more diverse and powerful websites and applications.

What You’ll Learn
  • How, and when, to use all the HTML5 markup tags
  • Use CSS3 features to simplify website design
  • Master JavaScript fundamentals and advanced features
  • Leverage the native browser support for Geolocation, IndexedDB, and drag and drop capabilities
Who This Book Is For

Web developers and designers who want to increase their HTML5 skills to create modern interactive websites

Author(s): Mark J. Collins