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What can HTML5 do for you? If you're a web developer looking to use this new version of HTML, you might be wondering how much has really changed. Head First HTML5 introduces the key features -- including improved text elements, audio and video tags, geolocation, and the Canvas drawing surface -- and uses concrete examples and exercises to apply and reinforce these concepts.

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Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 rating Based on 15 Ratings

"Html5" - by Anonymous on 05-JUL-2013
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Really good
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"Great trip to the Webville" - by Prakash Mohankumar on 16-JUL-2012
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It's been great trip for me to the "Webville", learning all the stuffs which makes the HTML5. Covers the most important things to be known about the HTML5 in a typical Head First style (which i always like). Found some discrepancies.

@uffe hellum: Guess this is the first book you have read or probably "gone through" in "Head First Series". Please know that the HF books are not for complete professional. Its a "Fun way of learning".

To be precise: Great kick start to learn HTML5 from the scratch.

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"Light on everything" - by Bushstar on 03-MAY-2012
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This book gives you a quick tour of HTML5 without giving you the knowledge you need to do any serious programming. It is like going on a tour of an art gallery to learn how to paint. If you want a 600 page light overview of HTML5 then this is your book. This book is probably suited for someone with little knowledge of HTML and Javascript.
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"Nice Beginning Book" - by revanbus on 06-JAN-2012
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If you like the quirky, interactive style of the Head First series, this is an excellent introduction to HTML5. Although they seem to be targeted towards a relatively new web programmer, it's still written so you can fast-forward past some of the initial chapters that may be redundant.

I saw the comment about problems downloading the sample code... It worked for me and I was able to download the code and used that and the associated images/video files to follow along with much of the book. Maybe the server was down when the previous commenter tried? I can understand, though, if that didn't work it would make it more difficult to follow along, especially with the chapters on video and the HTML5 canvas tag.

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"html5 book is not proper markup itself..." - by uffe hellum on 30-DEC-2011
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How ironic that a book about well-behaved html5 is itself a filthy glob of pdf...

The content is good, but the format is an embarrassment.

We don't want unnecessary tables or formatting.

- When an author or publisher adds huge graphics that actually only is a stupid formatting of a little text
- When a simple list of bullet points is formatted as if it were a two column table
- When human readable text is snipped into useless snippets in order to promote unnecessary formatting
- When the author thinks that pagination is part of the creative work

Then we want you to delete it, so all the readers can skip this cleanup.

Frankly, nobody, not even the publisher's own mother, is impressed with globbing up text into less readable gunk.

You'll also be doing a favor to readers with impaired eyesight, but most importantly, you do a favor to us readers with impaired patience with "crayon and fingerpaint" authors.

PDF is cute, but does nothing to delete the stupid and unwanted portions of a book.

So if your content is fat and stupid with little actual content, then PDF is great.

If your text primarily has real content, then you have no need for PDF.

Best wishes with your cleanup

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