Head First HTML5 Programming

Head First HTML5 Programming Review

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 aboutCSS 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.
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, 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.

Title:Head First HTML5 Programming
Edition Language:English

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  • Mary

    A good introduction to working with JavaScript. It is well written, fun, and kept my interest even through thing I knew, or thought I knew. The examples and also clever and fun as well.One thing to no...

  • Jennifer

    I see a few reviews complaining about how this book is more focused on JavaScript than HTML5, and that is true. However, in this day and age, if the book only focused on HTML5 and CSS, it would be sel...

  • Kino Kino

    Why is it a good idea to put dark text on black background?...

  • Gerta Xhepi

    It's more about javascript not HTML 5! good for beginners and also for people who want to practice knowledge. ...

  • Una Theia

    Playful and very understandable, I thought in the beginning. Then it started to get annoying. It's like when you play too much and you get bored, pissed off, you start to lose and you end up not givin...

  • Matt

    Easy access. Quick reading. Some nice gems. Yr not going to learn everything you need to know or the best, best way to do it. Such a book might be hard to churn out because the field is thick. (They a...

  • Kayla

    I didn't finish this. The first few chapters were decent and I understood them. The farther I went the more confusing it got. It was very cluttered starting introducing topics poorly. It just made me ...

  • Arjen

    Another winner from Head First. Not as good as the Javascript one but still a decent foundation for anyone who wants to get started with HTML5.What I like is that the examples are clear, easy to under...

  • Julia

    Despite it has a misleading book title, this is an absolute gem for those who are new to JavaScript. It doesn't beat around the bush and get straight to the point on how to implement features in a lig...

  • Sandy

    Read this for a class. It's good for beginners, which is who it's designed for. Since I was a beginner, it worked out well. It was really helpful with callback functions (for APIs) and what that invol...