Beginning Web Applications: With HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

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9781430240808: Beginning Web Applications: With HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Beginning Web Applications With HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript shows how to use the new web standards to create rich applications that go beyond what previous technologies allowed. By following the examples in the book, you will learn how to use these new standards in real-world applications, instead of just reading a dry reference manual. These real-life uses of the new HTML tags, WebSockets, and Canvas give you the foundation you'll need to build larger applications of your own. Learning how to apply the new standards will prepare you for the future of web development, regardless of what platform your users are on—desktop, tablet, or even smartphone. 

  • Follow examples using the new semantic structure, form validation, WebSockets, and client-side storage.
  • Learn how to make your applications shine with CSS3 and new multi-column and flexbox layouts.
  • Add interactivity to your applications using the Drag-and-Drop, Editing, and Canvas APIs.

What you’ll learn

  • How to use new HTML5 structure tags like sections and navigation menus
  • How to make use of more client-side data with application caching and WebStorage
  • How to talk to a server application asynchronously with WebSockets
  • How to design the structure of a page using the new CSS3 multi-column and flexbox layouts
  • How to add interactivity to applications more easily with the Drag and Drop and Editing APIs
  • How to create graphics using Canvas and SVG

Who this book is for

Beginning Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript is for developers who just want to get things done. Sometimes, you can't find a web designer, JavaScript guru, or application architect when you need one, so you need to build the application yourself. This book is for people who want to learn how to use client-side WebStorage to save data offline, use WebSockets to create interactive and real-time applications, and create new page designs with CSS3 multi-column layouts. This book is for people who want to build applications for the future.

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About the Author:

Robert Diana is director of product engineering for Really Strategies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content management systems. While his current work is geared towards the publishing industry, Robert has been developing web applications for various companies since 1995, including web content management and web analytics for sites with millions of visitors, JSR-168-compliant portals, and other consumer-facing applications. Robert lives in the western suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.

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