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The Modern Web Book Review

With website design and development technologies changing so quickly it is difficult to stay abreast of best practices and changes in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and related technologies. This is where a book like The Modern Web comes into play. The Modern Web provides an overview of current and future technologies that shape website and web app development with plenty of examples and code snippets. It's packed full of good information on what's new in HTML5, CSS3, images and graphics, page layouts, microdata, responsive design, JavaScript libraries, device APIs, etc. Whether you are a web designer, web developer, front-end engineer, or director of information technology, The Modern Web offers you a lot of information on the current state of building for the web and what to expect in the future...

CSS3 The Missing Manual Third Edition Book Review

If you are new to CSS and looking for a gentle introduction to CSS3 and HTML5 that assumes no prior knowledge, I recommend considering CSS3 The Missing Manual. I purchased the previous version of the book and have since donated it to the local public library. When it came on the list of available books from the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program, I jumped at the chance to get the latest e-book version so I could add it to my list of reference books on my iPad, etc...

Head First HTML and CSS 2nd Edition Book Review

I am a huge fan of Head First HTML5 Programming by Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson so I jumped at the chance of reading the updated 2nd edition of Head First HTML and CSS recently available as part of the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program. Just like Head First HTML5, the 2nd edition of Head First HTML and CSS is an excellent introduction to HTML and CSS for beginners interested in learning the basics of creating websites. After you read this book, be sure to buy Head First HTML5 Programming to learn the HTML5 programming aspects of developing websites, too!..

Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS Book Review

If you are new to developing mobile websites and web applications targeting the iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices using Mobile Safari, you may be interested in a book from Apress I recently read, called Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS. Although you can find plenty of books on HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery Mobile, Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS is essentially a "greatest hits" compilation of those technologies specific to those web developers targeting Mobile Safari and iOS Devices...

Head First Mobile Web Book Review

Once again I want to thank O'Reilly for their wonderful Blogger Review Program that allows me to read some really good books in exchange for book reviews. I've started to enjoy the Head First Series of books after recently reading Head First jQuery and Head First HTML5 Programming. Head First Mobile Web is another great title in this series of development books that demysitfies mobile web development by introducing the mobile web developer to a plethora of technologies and solutions for developing mobile websites, including: responsive web design using HTML5 and CSS3 media queries; progressive, mobile-first responsive web design; mobile device detection; jQuery Mobile; and PhoneGap Build...

HTML5 The Missing Manual Book Review

I picked up a free copy of HTML5 The Missing Manual as part of the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program despite reading other book reviews suggesting the HTML5 book was too simplistic for professional web designers and web developers. Although I agree the book doesn't dive into every nook and cranny of HTML5 to lull us to sleep, it hits that sweet spot to help web designers and web developers start integrating HTML5 and CSS3 into their websites where it makes sense. In addition to teaching the new HTML5 Syntax and the semantic meaning of the markup, it also provides a wonderful treasure of web design and development resources on the Internet, an insightful perspective on the differences and evolution of HTML5 Markup compared to earlier versions of HTML and XHTML, and a pleasurable pace and writing style that keeps you interested in the material from cover to cover. If you are a web designer or web developer new to HTML5, HTML5 The Missing Manual is a great way to get started at incorporating HTML5 into your websites...