HTML5 & CSS3 Visual QuickStart Guide, 7th Edition
- By Elizabeth Castro, Bruce Hyslop
- Published Dec 21, 2011 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Visual QuickStart Guide series.
- Copyright 2012
- Dimensions: 7" x 9"
- Pages: 576
- Edition: 7th
- ISBN-10: 0-321-71961-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-71961-4
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Product Author Bios
Bruce Hyslop began developing for the Web in 1997 and focuses on interface technical architecture, development, usability, accessibility, and advocating best practices. He is the author of The HTML Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press, 2010), a thorough discussion and reference of all HTML elements (HTML5 and prior). Bruce also teaches a CSS course at UCLA Extension and occasionally speaks on matters regarding front-end development. Over the years, he has overseen front-end teams or been a developer for more than 150 projects, including those for ABC, BBC, Disney, Logitech, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Nokia, Target, Toyota, and Yahoo!, among others.
Bruce was an early adopter of Web standards. At a previous agency in the early 2000s, he lead companies such as Baskin-Robbins and Pacific Gas & Electric into the fray of modern client-side practices while managing development between offices in Los Angeles, China, and New York.
Want to learn how to build Web sites fast? This best-selling guide’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML5 and CSS3 in no time. This Seventh Edition is a major revision, with approximately 125 pages added and substantial updates to (or complete rewrites of) nearly every page from the preceding edition. Authors Elizabeth Castro and Bruce Hyslop use clear instructions, friendly prose, and real-world code samples to teach you HTML and CSS from the ground up. Over the course of 21 chapters you will learn how to:
- Write semantic HTML, both with elements that have been around for years and ones that are new in HTML5.
- Prepare images for the Web and add them to your pages.
- Use CSS to style text, add background colors and images, and implement a multicolumn layout.
- Build a single site for all users—whether they are using a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, or other Web-enabled device—based on many of the components of responsive Web design, including CSS3 media queries.
- Leverage new selectors in CSS3, add Web fonts to your pages with @font-face, and use CSS3 effects such as opacity, background alpha transparency, gradients, rounded corners, drop shadows, shadows inside elements, text shadows, and multiple background images.
- Improve your site’s accessibility with ARIA landmark roles and other good coding practices.
- Build forms to solicit input from your visitors.
- Include media in your pages with the HTML5 audio and video elements.
- Test and debug your Web pages.
- Secure a domain name and publish your site.
63 of 71 people found the following review helpful
Not the best book to learn bout HTML5,
This review is from: HTML5 & CSS3 Visual QuickStart Guide (7th Edition) (Paperback)This is an OK book in general, the printing quality and design are nice, but the title is misleading. The title is riding this trendy HTML5 wave, but the main focus of this book is not HTML5/ CSS3. The book is about overall web design and basic HTML/CSS markup with HTML5/CSS3 coverage.
This "quick guide" is actually a heavy 550 page brick, which covers stuff not even related directly to HTML5, e.g. how to size images in Fireworks and Photoshop, how to do FTP file transfer with FileZilla program and how to "Secure a domain name and publish your site".
Also it contains a lot of trivial stuff such as creating a link to another web page, making text bold, starting a new paragraph with P tag, or creating external style sheets file. Old school HTML4 and CSS2 topics cover about half of this brick. Yet, authors were unable to find any space in this book for many new HTML5-specific topics such as most HTML5 APIs, which are parts of HTML5 specification, e.g. Canvas, Web... Read more
32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Semi-OK book for learning a little bit about HTML5 and CSS3,
This review is from: HTML5 & CSS3 Visual QuickStart Guide (7th Edition) (Paperback)I've been working in web development (first as a hobby, then as part of my career) for the past 14 years. I purchased this book to add to my collection of books I turn to for reference. So, here are my thoughts:
It's a decent book for learning a little bit about HTML5 and CSS3. I say decent meaning it's not great but it's not terrible. If you're absolutely brand new to web development, there's plenty enough in there to give you a "quickstart", but not near enough information for you to perfect the languages. However, if you're experienced in development, this book will practically bore you to tears with the absolute basics of HTML and CSS markup. By the time you actually get to HTML5 and CSS3, you realize there's not a whole lot of depth about either iteration of the language in there, and you're ready to take a nap!
WHAT THIS BOOK IS:
It's a learning manual. My understanding is that this series of books is used by some colleges and tech... Read more
28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: HTML5 & CSS3 Visual QuickStart Guide (7th Edition) (Paperback)I enjoyed the previous versions of this book by Elizabeth Castro and rated them with five stars. But this one does not meet the same standard. This volume is much more difficult to understand and does not flow from the essentials on to the more advanced stuff ina logical manner. It starts somewhere in the middle as if you already know the material. The appendices that I have heavily relied on in the past up to the sixth edition are missing in this version - bad mistake. Appendices are now available on the website but do not contain the required detail that was in the previous versions and should be in the printed book. Important new elements of HTML5 are missing such as <canvas>, how can a book on HTML miss this very important element.
What happened? Did Bruce Hyslop take Castro's text and try to update it for HTML5? If so, he failed. Bring back Elizabeth! The publisher did not do well to allow such a downgrade in what was once a great book that I used to recommend to... Read more
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Web Page Building Blocks
Chapter 2: Working with Web Page Files
Chapter 3: Basic HTML Structure
Chapter 4: Text
Chapter 5: Images
Chapter 6: Links
Chapter 7: CSS Building Blocks
Chapter 8: Working with Style Sheets
Chapter 9: Defining Selectors
Chapter 10: Formatting Text with Styles
Chapter 11: Layout with Styles
Chapter 12: Style Sheets for Mobile to Desktop
Chapter 13: Working with Web Fonts
Chapter 14: Enhancements with CSS3
Chapter 15: Lists
Chapter 16: Forms
Chapter 17: Video, Audio, and Other Multimedia
Chapter 18: Tables
Chapter 19: Working with Scripts
Chapter 20: Testing & Debugging Web Pages
Chapter 21: Publishing Your Pages on the Web
Page 43, second column, step 2, <html lang="es"> for English should be: <html lang="en"> for English
Page 301, Figure E:
Incorrectly placed horizontal arrow heads: The horizontal width dimensions in both examples are shown with arrow heads touching the inside of the borders. As shown this includes the "padding."
The "width" in this context is the width of the justified text. The arrow heads need be moved in slightly on both sides in both examples.
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