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Sergey's Html5 & Css3: Quick Reference. Html5, Css3 and APIs. Full Color (2nd Edition) [Paperback]

Sergey Mavrody , Nika Mavrody

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Jan. 1 2012
HTML and CSS are the most essential and fundamental web languages, which provide the foundation for the vast majority of web sites and web applications. HTML5 is on track to become the future of the web, offering simple plug-in free Rich Internet Application capabilities, easier development, and enhanced user experience. This book is an essential technical dictionary for professional web designers and developers, conveniently summarizing over 3000 pages of (X)HTML5 and CSS3 specifications and covering the most common and fundamental concepts and specs, including tags, attributes, values, objects, properties, methods, events, and APIs. Topics include: - Introduction to HTML5 - HTML5 and XTML5 syntax rules - Document semantic structure - Complete summary of HTML5 Elements and Attributes including Web Forms 2.0 - Global attributes and events - Complete summary of CSS3 properties - HTML5 APIs, including Canvas, SVG, Video, Audio, Web Workers, Web Sockets, Microdata, Geolocation, Web Storage and more. The author's goal was to create a one-stop resource reference source which is comprehensive but still concise, simple, easy-to-read, and structured. This is the world's first HTML5 reference-style book. This is also the first book with XHTML5 coverage. 2nd Edition additions and facts • New: Specification status and W3C link • Content is updated to reflect evolving W3C HTML5 specification • New: 2 markup elements • New: 15 additional original illustrations • New: 12 additional JavaScript API specifications • New: 17 tips • New: 32 additional CSS properties and selectors • Browser compatibility matrix is updated to reflect new browser including Android 4.0 and iOS 5 • New: browser compatibility information is added to individual HTML5 elements and CSS3 properties. • New: Special edition for libraries and academic institutions • PDF (Google ebook), Kindle and iPad versions will be available soon

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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Belisso; 2nd edition (Jan. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983386722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983386728
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #418,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sergey Mavrody has been working with web technologies since the mid-nineties, focusing on UI design and development, creative direction, information architecture, interactive media, and enterprise applications with rich data visualization and advanced UI components. Sergey holds two Master's degrees. He is also a visual artist, chess master and educator with many years experience teaching as professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST What I Needed April 13 2013
By SpookyGrl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great reference book.
Answers any question one could possibly have regarding HTML5 & CSS3 - nesting, browser support, etc.
Plain and simple layout makes finding the needed info fast and easy.

This book will DEFINITELY be in my go-to pile.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for... March 5 2013
By Magus - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've so many HTML5/CSS3 'textbooks' that present a 'classroom' take on teaching but what I really needed, now, was a quick-reference books so that I wouldn't have to wade through a dozen books, chapter by chapter, to find what I was looking for - and this book fills that need perfectly.

It's a bit expensive for what it is, but worth every penny. I highly recommend it to designers who, like myself, are making the transition from print to web. Yes, you can go through thousands of pages at [...] to find what you're looking for, but Sergey has it all summed up for you in one modest volume.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good reference Sept. 19 2012
By David Carrus - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read this (e-)book during summer. I must admit I had no expectations. Instead it revealed itself as a good surprise.

It doesn't go all the way, diving into extra-complicated stuff, instead provides a good reference. Many(Most) things are explained witht ables and graphics, and i found myself re-checking it when i had some doubt .

I give it 4 stars not 5 because the pdf version i have, has no index. Don't know if this is a problem related to my early version.
This is a little disappointing, given the main purpose of the book to be a reference.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent HTML5 Reference April 10 2012
By Barbara E Rose - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
May be the best HTML5 reference I have ever seen.

Designed for experienced webdesigner, but I would highly recommend it to beginners
as a supplement to a HTML5 for Beginners book.

The layout and presentation is the best I have ever seen in 32 years of programming!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick reference or long cheat sheet July 5 2012
By Mickel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book could be identified as a quick reference, or you could call it a long cheat sheet. And I need exactly that: a comprehensive cheat sheet with illustrations: HTML/CSS is not a super complex topic, and I can get by using a nice cheat sheet. Giant reference books always intimidate to me, but this book delivers just the right balance of information.

The data is condensed and straight to the point. No comicality and not too much philosophical commentary, just raw data: syntax, elements, attributes, values, events, and plenty of sample code. The book also provides key concepts and definitions. Syntax is obviously based on the W3C documentation, but streamlined a bit. The book also provides very useful browser compatibility tables.

We own the initial edition book, and now we also purchased a bunch of the second edition copies, so I can relate. The first edition was pretty good, and this one is even more refined: more color pictures and more HTML5 APIs offered. The browser compatibility info is expanded to individual tags, CSS3 and APIs.

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