by Alexis Goldstein, Louis Lazaris & Estelle Weyl

Occasionally something seriously cool happens in web development. This is it!

Why this book?

It works on just about every platform, is compatible with older browsers, and handles errors gracefully. You can create powerful, easy-to-maintain, future-proof web pages.

Many common tasks are now simplified, putting more power in your hands.
Additionally, you’ll have the freedom to be more expressive in the semantics of your markup. No more tricky hacks or workarounds. Oh, and its easy to use and seriously fun!

So, perhaps the question is, why would you not learn HTML5 & CSS3?

HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World will show you how to create dynamic websites using these new technologies. No fluff or hype here – Only fun, effective techniques you can start using today.

This easy-to-follow guide covers everything you need to know to get started today. You’ll master the new semantic markup available in HTML5, as well as how to use CSS3 without sacrificing clean markup or resorting to complex workarounds.

Things you’ll learn:

1. Native HTML5 Video

Isn’t it time to lose that slightly embarrassing Flash habit by embracing clean, native HTML5 video?
2. Master the subtleties of @font-face

Set type that truly supports and resonates with your message with @font-face

3. Get the most of CSS3

Tap into next-generation CSS selectors and powerful new styling and layout abilities with CSS3

4. Geolocation & Local Storage
Use shiny-new APIs to build applications with location sensitivity and full offline functionality

5. Build smart forms
Build intelligent, self-validating web forms your users will love

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