The Modern Web: Multi-device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

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No Starch Press, 2013 - Computers - 264 pages

A Guide to Modern Web Development

Today's web technologies are evolving at near-light speed, bringing the promise of a seamless Internet ever closer to reality. When users can browse the Web on a three-inch phone screen as easily as on a fifty-inch HDTV, what's a developer to do?

Peter Gasston's The Modern Web will guide you through the latest and most important tools of device-agnostic web development, including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. His plain-English explanations and practical examples emphasize the techniques, principles, and practices that you'll need to easily transcend individual browser quirks and stay relevant as these technologies are updated.

Learn how to:

* Plan your content so that it displays fluidly across multiple devices
* Design websites to interact with devices using the most up-to-date APIs, including Geolocation, Orientation, and Web Storage
* Incorporate cross-platform audio and video without using troublesome plug-ins
* Make images and graphics scalable on high-resolution devices with SVGUse powerful HTML5 elements to design better forms

Turn outdated websites into flexible, user-friendly ones that take full advantage of the unique capabilities of any device or browser. With the help of The Modern Web, you'll be ready to navigate the front lines of device-independent development.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Web Platform
11
Structure and Semantics
21
DeviceResponsive CSS
39
New Approaches to CSS Layouts
65
Modern JavaScript
89
Device APIs
107
Images and Graphics
125
New Forms
141
Multimedia
161
Web Apps
177
The Future
191
Browser Support as of March 2013
211
Further Reading
217
Index
227
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Peter Gasston has been a web developer for more than 12 years in both agency and corporate settings. The author of The Book of CSS3, Gasston has also been published in Smashing Magazine, A List Apart, and .net magazine. He runs the web development blog Broken Links (http://broken-links.com/) and lives in London, England.

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