Synopses & Reviews
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.
- 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.
- Get the low-down on changes to the basic HTML markup
- Explore CSS3, and discover how it compliments 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 Freeman is a computer scientist with a passion for media and software architectures and coauthor of Head First Design Patterns. He just wrapped up four years at a dream job-- directing internet broadband and wireless efforts at Disney--and is now back to writing, creating cool software, and hacking Java and Macs. Eric spent a lot of the '90s working on alternatives to the desktop metaphor with David Gelernter (and they're both still asking the question, "Why do I have to give a file a name?"). Based on this work, Eric landed a Ph.D. at Yale University in 1997. He also co-founded Mirror Worlds Technologies (now acquired) to create a commercial version of
Elisabeth Robson (formerly Freeman) is coauthor of O'Reilly's Head First Design Patterns and Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML. She is currently Special Projects Director at O'Reilly where she is developing new brain-friendly learning ideas and products.
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