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Head First Html5 Programming: Building Web Apps with JavaScript

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HTML has been on a wild ride. Sure, HTML started as a mere markup language, but more recently HTMLs put on some major muscle. Now weve 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 youve 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 aboutCSS style (presentation), but what youve been missing is JavaScript (behavior). If all you know about are structure and presentation, you can create some great looking pages, but theyre 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 youll learn in Head First HTML5 Programing:

  • Learn how to make your pages truly interactive by using the power of the DOM.
  • Finally understand how JavaScript works and take yourself from novice to well-informed in just a few chapters.
  • 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, HTML5s 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 users browser.
  • Improve your pages responsiveness and performance with Web workers.
  • And much more.

Book News Annotation:

This beginner's guide to HTML5 provides readers familiar with website development with an in-depth look at the differences between previous versions and the latest version of the markup language, as well as useful instruction for implementing video and other new features in website and web application projects. The volume covers topics such as JavaScript and the DOM, events and handlers, functions and objects, geolocation, dynamic and web-aware applications, the HTML5 Canvas, and web storage. This volume is part of the Head First series which employs unique page layouts, folksy illustrations, and margin notes as information retention strategies. Access to online resources is provided. Freeman is a computer scientist and former media executive and Robson is a software developer and trainer. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

What can HTML5 do for you? If you're a web developer looking to use this new version of HTML, you might be wondering how much has really changed. Head First HTML5 Programming introduces the key features — including improved text elements, audio and video tags, geolocation, and the Canvas drawing surface — and uses concrete examples and exercises to apply and reinforce these concepts. You'll learn how HTML5, Javascript, and CSS3 will help create fast, interactive sites with fewer plugins.

  • Get the low-down on changes to the basic HTML markup
  • Explore CSS3, and discover how it compliments HTML5
  • Understand JavaScript's relationship to HTML5
  • Learn HTML5's new font, multicolumn, and text capabilities
  • Bring out your inner artist with Canvas
  • Use the technology to add audio and video
  • Take advantage of local storage and databases
  • Learn how HTML5 deals with geolocation, multitouch, and more

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First HTML5 uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

About the Author

Eric T Freeman is a media company executive and co-author of two bestselling books: "Head First Design Patterns" and "Head First HTML & CSS." A computer scientist with a passion for media and software architectures, Eric has been an Apple programmer since the days of the Newton. Eric holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Elisabeth Freeman researches new technologies at the Walt Disney Internet Group, focusing most recently on Digital Rights Management, content standards, new media formats, and video on demand over the Internet. In her free time, she is learning XSLT and Objective-C/Cocoa on her Macintosh iBook.

Table of Contents

Advance Praise for Head First HTML5 ProgrammingPraise for other books from Eric Freeman & Elisabeth RobsonAuthors of Head First HTML5 ProgrammingHow to Use this Book: IntroChapter 1: Getting to Know HTML5: Welcome to WebvilleChapter 2: Introducing JavaScript and the DOM: A Little CodeChapter 3: Events, Handlers and All that Jazz: A Little InteractionChapter 4: JavaScript Functions and Objects: Serious JavaScriptChapter 5: Making Your HTML Location Aware: GeolocationChapter 6: Talking to The Web: Extroverted AppsChapter 7: Bringing Out Your Inner Artist: The CanvasChapter 8: Not Your Fathers TV: Video ...With Special Guest Star “Canvas”Chapter 9: Storing Things Locally: Web StorageChapter 10: Putting JavaScript to Work: Web WorkersLeftovers: The Top Ten Topics (We Didnt Cover)This isnt goodbyeColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449390549
Author:
Freeman, Eric T
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Robson, Elisabeth
Author:
Freeman, Eric
Subject:
Programming Languages - HTML, SGML, VRML, XML
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Internet-HTML
Subject:
CSS3;Canvas;HTML;HTML5;Javascript;geolocation
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
610
Dimensions:
9.25 x 8 in

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What can HTML5 do for you? If you're a web developer looking to use this new version of HTML, you might be wondering how much has really changed. Head First HTML5 Programming introduces the key features — including improved text elements, audio and video tags, geolocation, and the Canvas drawing surface — and uses concrete examples and exercises to apply and reinforce these concepts. You'll learn how HTML5, Javascript, and CSS3 will help create fast, interactive sites with fewer plugins.

  • Get the low-down on changes to the basic HTML markup
  • Explore CSS3, and discover how it compliments HTML5
  • Understand JavaScript's relationship to HTML5
  • Learn HTML5's new font, multicolumn, and text capabilities
  • Bring out your inner artist with Canvas
  • Use the technology to add audio and video
  • Take advantage of local storage and databases
  • Learn how HTML5 deals with geolocation, multitouch, and more

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First HTML5 uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

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