Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3

Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3
  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates (December 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890774669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774660
eBook Description:

Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5 and CSS3 (the latest standards for HTML and cascading style sheets) are packed with coding options that make it easier than ever to create web pages with the features users want today, from an up-to-date look and feel…to immediate validation of user entries…to audio and video samplings. At the same time, there are still older browsers and millions of existing web sites that require you to integrate HTML5 and CSS3 features with the earlier standards. So how do you learn all this?

This book is exactly the practical approach you need. It teaches you how to use HTML5 and CSS3 the way they were meant to work, with HTML5 to provide the page content and CSS3 to format the content and lay out the pages. But it also teaches you how to use the HTML5 and CSS3 features alongside the earlier standards to ensure that your pages will work for the widest possible audience. So if you’re going to be developing web pages…whether you’re a web designer, a JavaScript programmer, a server-side programmer, or a rookie…this book is for you.

HTML5 and CSS3 are changing how web pages are developed in some exciting new ways! The trick is learning how to use this new functionality as quickly, as easily, and as sensibly as possible.

Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3

It begins with a 6-chapter, quick-start course to get you working at the professional level right away. Soon, you’ll be using HTML5 features…like the semantic tags that improve the structure of your content and your search engine rankings…along with CSS3 features…like text and border shadows, rounded corners, and background gradients that give your pages a cutting-edge feel. And you’ll know how and when to blend them with the earlier HTML and CSS code.

After that quick-start, you’ll learn how to make your pages work better for your site visitors by enhancing them with audio and video files…using the jQuery Mobile library to deliver content on mobile devices…adding jQuery routines for special effects like slide shows and accordions…and using JavaScript to provide for features like geolocation, web storage, canvas, and drag-and-drop…the kinds of skills that go far beyond what you’ll find in other introductory books.

HTML5 and CSS3 are changing how web pages are developed in some exciting new ways! The trick is learning how to use this new functionality as quickly, as easily, and as sensibly as possible.

That’s where this book comes in. Whether you’re new to web development…or whether you’re an experienced web developer who’s been frustrated by the slow pace and gaping holes in the other training you’ve tried…this book was written for YOU.

Get going fast

In just the first 6 chapters of this book, you’ll learn more about web development than you can from most full books.

It’s true! In fact, by the end of the crash course in Section 1, you’ll be developing web pages the way today’s best professionals do.

That means you’ll be using HTML5 semantic elements to mark up the structure of the content on the page and CSS to format and lay out that content. If you’re new to the subject, you’ll see why you need to use floating and the CSS box model right from the start. If you’ve used earlier editions of CSS, you’ll be amazed at how easily CSS3 lets you create pages with text and box shadows, rounded corners, gradients…all without having to spend time on custom images for each effect!

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to develop web pages the professional way, using HTML5 semantic tags to structure the content and CSS to format and lay it out on the page. That includes:

  • budding web developers
  • experienced web developers who want to update their HTML/CSS skills to the new standards
  • web developers who still use tables for page layout when they should be using CSS

But it’s also for web programmers, whether they’re working in JavaScript or using a server-side language like PHP, ASP.NET, or Java servlets and JSPs. Web programmers are often surprised at the intricacies involved in writing good HTML and CSS code, yet understanding that piece makes them more effective members of the development team.

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