|By Tad Anderson||
|May 20, 2013 04:44 PM EDT||
|Although I started with ColdFusion for application development, I did plenty brochureware sites with HTML. I believe the version was HTML 2.0 for IE 2.0. I lived in the browser world for years doing ColdFusion, ASP, and HTML sites. When winforms and Smart Client with web services emerged I changed my religion. Since then I have been avoiding the browser whenever possible since.
Chapter 1: The Web Platform
Chapter 2: Structure and Semantics
Chapter 3: Device-Responsive CSS
Chapter 4: New Approaches to CSS Layouts
Chapter 6: Device Apis
Chapter 7: Images and Graphics
Chapter 8: New Forms
Chapter 9: Multimedia
Chapter 10: Web Apps
Chapter 11: The Future
Appendix A: Browser Support as of March 2013
Appendix B: Further Reading
In the beginning of the book the author described the different types of readers he tailored the book to. I fall into the category of wanting a snapshot of what the latest and greatest technologies are available.
The author has a really nice writing style which makes the book an enjoyable read. He covers a ton of topics and covers them deep enough to thoroughly explain how to use them. This book isn't really a reference book, so he does not cover every scenario and provide big tables or lists of APIs. It is a learning book that presents it lessons in the context of multi-device web development.
That is not saying I won't be keeping it handy to refer back to over time. I am just saying there is no reference type content filler. Which is great!!
The code samples are very well organized and usable. Each chapter has a folder and each example has a file.
The author also has a really good book out on CSS, The Book of CSS . I highly recommend that one too!
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