HTML5: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) by Matthew MacDonald

By Matthew MacDonald

HTML5 is greater than a markup language—it's a dozen self sufficient internet criteria all rolled into one. beforehand, all it's been lacking is a handbook. With this thorough, jargon-free consultant, you'll find out how to construct internet apps that come with video instruments, dynamic drawings, geolocation, offline internet apps, drag-and-drop, and plenty of different gains. HTML5 is the way forward for the net, and with this booklet you'll achieve it quickly.

The very important belongings you have to know:
* Structure websites in a brand new way. find out how HTML5 is helping make website design instruments and se's paintings smarter.
* Add audio and video with no plugins. construct playback pages that paintings in each browser.
* Draw with Canvas. Create shapes, photographs, textual content, and animation—and lead them to interactive.
* Go some distance with style. Use CSS3 and HTML5 to jazz up your pages and adapt them for cellular units.
* Build internet apps with wealthy machine features. allow clients paintings along with your app offline, and procedure user-selected records within the browser.
* Create location-aware apps. Write geolocation functions at once within the browser.

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Adding JavaScript JavaScript started its life as a time-wasting way to add glitter and glamour to humdrum web pages. Today, JavaScript is less about user interface frills and more about novel web applications, including super-advanced email clients, word processors, and mapping engines that run right in the browser. You add JavaScript to an HTML5 page in much the same way that you add it to a traditional HTML page. js"> There’s no need to include the language="JavaScript" attribute.

However, there are occasional exceptions, like locked-down corporate computers that don’t allow Flash, or Apple-designed devices (like the iPhone and iPad) that don’t support it. And no matter how many computers have Flash, there’s a good case for extending the HTML standard so that it directly supports one of the most fundamental ways people use web pages today—to watch video. chapter 1: introducing html5 17 ​​ Your First Look at HTML5 Markup There’s a similar motivation behind HTML5’s drive to add more interactive features— drag-and-drop support, editable HTML content, two-dimensional drawing on a canvas, and so on.

And worse, new techniques may not work for visitors who are using older browsers. XHTML 2 tried to drive people off the cowpaths, and it failed miserably. Note: Paving the cowpaths has an obvious benefit: It uses established techniques that already have some level of browser support. If you give a web developer a choice between a beautifully designed new feature that works on 70 percent of the web browsers out there and a messy hack that works everywhere, they’ll choose the messy hack and the bigger audience every time.

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