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HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow's Standards Today


HTML5 and CSS3 are the future of web development, but you don’t have to wait to start using them. Even though the specification is still in development, many modern browsers and mobile devices already support HTML5 and CSS3—but not completely, yet.

HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow’s Standards Today (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $33.00 paperback) gets you up to speed on the new HTML5 elements and CSS3 features you can use right now, and supplies backwards compatible solutions to ensure that you don’t leave users of older browsers behind.

You’ll get started working with many useful new features of HTML5 and CSS3 right away. Gone are the days of adding additional markup just to style a button differently or stripe tables. You’ll learn to use HTML5’s new markup to create better structure for your content and better interfaces for your forms, resulting in cleaner, easier-to-read code that can be understood by both humans and programs.

You’ll find out how to embed audio, video, and vector graphics into your pages without using Flash. You’ll see how web sockets, client-side storage, offline caching, and cross-document messaging can ease the pain of modern web development. And you’ll discover how simple CSS3 makes it to style sections of your page. Throughout the book, you’ll learn how to compensate for situations where your users can’t take advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 yet, developing solutions that are backwards compatible and accessible.

You’ll find what you need quickly with this book’s modular structure, and get hands-on with a tutorial project for each new HTML5 and CSS3 feature covered. “Falling Back” sections show you how to create solutions for older browsers, and “The Future” sections at the end of each chapter get you excited about the possibilities when HTML5 and CSS3 reach widespread adoption. Get ready for the future—it’s here already.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

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What People are Saying

“Brian’s book effortlessly guides you through crafting a site in HTML5 and CSS3 that works in all browsers; it describes what works now, what doesn’t, and what to watch out for as the standards and browsers evolve.” —Doug Rhoten, InterFlow

“If you are looking to take advantage of the emerging HTML5 standard, then this is your book. Brian’s practical experience and examples show you how to develop robust web applications amid all the support differences of today’s browsers.” —Mark Nichols, Podcast

“This book does an excellent job of cutting through the hype and telling you what you need to know to navigate the HTML5 waters.” —Casey Helblin, Clear :: Software for Good

Book Information

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HTML5 and CSS3

Develop with Tomorrow’s Standards Today

by Brian P. Hogan

ISBN: 9781934356685, 266 pages, $33.00US, $41.00CA, 7.5×9.

Pragmatic Bookshelf Titles are distributed to bookstores internationally by O’Reilly Media.

Additional Resources

Sample chapters, table of contents, and more information is available on the book’s home page.

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