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HTML5 24-Hour Trainer

ISBN: 978-0-470-64782-0
336 pages
February 2011
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Easy-to-follow lessons and training videos for learning HTML5

HTML is the core technology for building web sites; the latest version opens the door to new levels of rich content and dynamic interactivity. This easy-to-follow book-and-DVD package is an ideal introduction to HTML5. Featuring straightforward lessons and expertly crafted training videos, this guide imparts the instruction you need to get started creating your own sites. HTML experts Joseph Lowery and Mark Fletcher cover the basic aspects of a web page, discuss the advantages of using CSS, and share examples of real-world web development to provide the foundation you need to start successfully constructing your own sites.

HTML5 24-Hour Trainer:

  • Details the new features and capabilities of HTML5 in a unique book-and-DVD combo

  • Illustrates the dynamic nature of HTML5 and the Internet

  • Features exercise files that are constructed with web standard-compliant code

  • Boasts inclusive coverage of CSS to provide you with a more engaging learning experience

  • Unveils each lesson in small, easily digestible portions so that you can get the most out of each one

On the DVD

Don't just learn—do!

The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD—hours of video tutorials!

You'll learn to:

  • Create your first web page with HTML5

  • Add a title and meta tag

  • Apply CSS to a page and check your CSS in a browser

  • Link to a style sheet

  • Separate text with headings and set the page font

  • Incorporate images in a page

  • Wrap text around an image

  • Work with bulleted lists

  • Build and style a table

  • Enhance HTML with JavaScript

  • Insert video and audio media

Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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Section I: Getting Started with HTML5.

Lesson 1: What Is HTML?

Lesson 2: Creating Your First Web Page.

Lesson 3: Viewing Web Pages.

Section II : Styling Your Web Page.

Lesson 4: What Is CSS?

Lesson 5: Testing CSS.

Section III: Working with HTML Basics.

Lesson 6: Adding Text.

Lesson 7: Styl ing Text with CSS.

Lesson 8: Linking to Content.

Lesson 9: Validating Your Pages.

Section IV: Incorporating Images.

Lesson 10: Working with Images.

Lesson 11: Using Image Maps.

Lesson 12: Adding Horizontal Rules.

Section V: Using Lists.

Lesson 13: Inserting Unordered Lists.

Lesson 14: with Ordered Lists.

Lesson 15: Extending Lists.

Section VI: Structuring Tables.

Lesson 16: Building a Simple Table.

Lesson 17: Styling Tables.

Lesson 18: Making Tables More Accessible.

Section VII: Building Forms.

Lesson 19: Creating a Form.

Lesson 20: Enhancing Forms.

Section VIII: HTML with JavaScript.

Lesson 21: Adding JavaScript.

Lesson 22: Advanced JavaScript.

Section IX: Adding Media.

Lesson 23: Working with Plug-Ins.

Lesson 24: Inserting Audio.

Lesson 25: Inserting Video.

Section X: Next Steps in HTML5.

Lesson 26: Looking Ahead in HTML5.

Lesson 27: Enhancing Web Page Structure.

Lesson 28: Integrating Advanced Design Elements.

Appendix A: Browser Support for HTML5.

Appendix B: Advanced HTML5 Features.

Appendix C: What's on the DVD?


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Joseph Lowery is a professional web designer and an internationally bestselling author of such books as Dreamweaver CS5 Bible and Adobe CS4 Web Workflows. He is an Adobe Community Expert and regularly presents at Adobe conferences in U.S. and Europe.

Mark Fletcher, an eLearning Developer specializing in Rapid e-Learning Development, has worked with many blue chip companies and has presented at a number of conferences on e-Learning.

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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

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12 Error in Text
Page 12 states that the body label should be immediately after the closing label </head> and before the closing label </body>, which is incorrect.

The label body should go before the label closing </html>.
13 Error in Figure 2.1
Figure 2.1 is missing a slash mark and should read, ?<p>Welcome to my new world</p>?
60 Error in Text
Lesson 8 Try It Out:
Step 9 states "with these ID attributes, books and living, respectively"

It should say:
"with these ID attributes, books and government, respectively"
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