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HTML5 Foundations

ISBN: 978-1-118-35655-5
384 pages
November 2012
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Master innovative and eye-catching website design with the exciting new Treehouse Series of books

Turn plain words and images into stunning websites using HTML5 and this beautiful, full-colour guide. Taking you beyond the constraints of prebuilt themes and simple site building tools, this new Treehouse book combines practicality with inspiration to show you how to create fully customized, modern, and dazzling websites that make viewers want to stop and stay.

The exciting new Treehouse Series of books is authored by Treehouse experts and packed with innovative design ideas and practical skill-building. If you're a web developer, web designer, hobbyist, or career-changer, every book in this practical new series should be on your bookshelf.

  • Part of the new Treehouse Series of books, teaching you effective and compelling website development and design, helping you build practical skills
  • Provides career-worthy information from Treehouse industry pros and trainers
  • Explains HTML5 basics, such as how to format text, add scripts to pages, and use HTML5 for audio and video
  • Also covers hypermedia, CSS and JavaScript, embedding video, geolocation, and much more

Leverage pages of dazzling website design ideas and expert instruction with a new Treehouse Series book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Creating Web Pages with HTML5

Chapter One: Getting Started with HTML5 7

Chapter Two: Structuring a Web Page 25

Chapter Three: Creating the Page Templates 53

Chapter Four: Creating the Web Pages 73

Part 2: Dealing with Data

Chapter Five: Working with Forms 109

Chapter Six: Enhancing Your Web Forms with HTML5 141

Chapter Seven: Validating Form Data Using HTML5 157

Chapter Eight: Using Microdata 167

Chapter Nine: Ensuring Accessibility 189

Part 3: Enhancing Web Pages with HTML5 and JavaScript

Chapter Ten: Introducing JavaScript 209

Chapter Eleven: Adding Video and Audio 237

Chapter Twelve: Storing Data 265

Part 4: Advanced HTML5 Technologies

Chapter Thirteen: Using Geolocation 285

Chapter Fourteen: Using Canvas to Create Online Ads 299

Appendix A: Additional HTML Markup for Text 333

Appendix B: HTML Elements Index 339

Appendix C: Where to Go from Here 355

Index 357

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Author Information

MATT WEST (@MattAntWest) is the founder of Developer City, where he builds HTML5 websites for firms around the world. Matt is a hybrid, dealing with both the design and development of the website projects he works on. Working on open source projects, Matt taught himself how to code and has since built everything from small business websites to advanced route optimizers.

Treehouse is a consortium of web and software designers and developers whose mission is to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. In keeping with that mission, the Treehouse Series of books are authored by experts and loaded with innovative design ideas and practical skill-building instruction. If you’re a web developer, web designer, hobbyist, or career-changer, every book in the series belongs on your bookshelf.


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