HTML5 Developer's Cookbook

HTML5 Developer's Cookbook

By: Tom Leadbetter (author), Chuck Hudson (author)Paperback

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2012 Jolt Productivity Award winner! Using HTML5, web developers can create standards-based browser applications with extraordinary richness and power, incorporating everything from drag-and-drop to native audio and video-all without any third-party plug-ins. Simply put, every web developer needs to master HTML5-and the sooner you do so, the greater advantage you'll have. HTML5 Developer's Cookbook provides all the expert advice and proven code you need to start building production-quality HTML5 applications right now. Authors Chuck Hudson and Tom Leadbetter present tested, modular recipes at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. You'll learn exactly how to deliver state-of-the-art user experiences by integrating HTML5's new and enhanced elements with CSS3, multimedia, and JavaScript APIs. Reflecting current standards, this book prioritizes HTML5 features with substantial browser support and identifies the level of browser support for each feature discussed. Coverage includes * Understanding and using HTML5's new structural elements * Using grouping, text-level, and redefined semantics * Managing browser-handling in HTML5 * Leveraging new CSS3 layout and style techniques * Maximizing interactivity with HTML5 Web Forms * Embedding audio and video with HTML5 * Drawing with the canvas * Controlling browser histories * Integrating location awareness with the Geolocation API * Implementing client side storage * Working with local files * Managing communication and threading * Optimizing the HTML5 browser experience * Integrating device data Turn to HTML5 Developer's Cookbook for expert answers, real solutions, and the code required to implement them. It's all you need to jumpstart any HTML5 project and create rich, high-value web applications your users will love.

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About Author

Chuck Hudson has developed mobile web and mobile solutions since the 1990s. A successful "techpreneur" and long-time geek-in-training, he is a certified PHP programmer and PayPal developer. He teaches web programming, mobile technology, and entrepreneurship throughout the Boston and Atlanta regions. In 2008, he received the eBay Star Developer award for the first iPhone mobile web and native apps. Tom Leadbetter is a web designer and developer based in Liverpool, England. He has been working with HTML5 since early 2009 and blogs about it at


Introduction xix Acknowledgments xxvii About the Authors xxix Chapter 1: New Structural Elements in HTML5 1 BEGINNER RECIPE: Building an HTML5 Starter Document 2 Where Do All the New Elements Come From? 4 BEGINNER RECIPE: Using the header Element to Create a Site Header 5 BEGINNER RECIPE: Using the hgroup Element to Group Headings 7 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating Navigation with the nav Element 8 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Using the New article Element 11 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Grouping Content with the section Element 12 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating a Sidebar with the aside Element 15 BEGINNER RECIPE: Using the footer Element 17 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Using the HTML5 Outliner to Ensure the Correct Structure 19 ADVANCED RECIPE: Using All the New Elements to Build a News Page 21 ADVANCED RECIPE: Using All the New Elements to Build a Search Results Page 25 Summary 30 Chapter 2: Grouping, Text-Level, and Redefined Semantics 31 BEGINNER RECIPE: Marking Up Figures and Captions with the figure and figcaption Elements 31 BEGINNER RECIPE: Marking Up the Date and Time with the time Element 34 BEGINNER RECIPE: Making a Native Toggle Widget with the details Element 35 BEGINNER RECIPE: Using the address Element for Contact Information 37 BEGINNER RECIPE: Highlighting Text with the mark Element 38 BEGINNER RECIPE: Using the s Element to Show Inaccurate or Irrelevant Content 39 Changes to Existing Elements 39 BEGINNER RECIPE: Wrapping Links Around Elements 47 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Adding Semantic Information with Microdata 47 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Using WAI-ARIA with HTML5 49 ADVANCED RECIPE: Marking Up an Article Page with Comments 51 Summary 54 Chapter 3: Browser Handling in HTML5 55 BEGINNER RECIPE: Dealing with Internet Explorer 55 Boilerplates 57 BEGINNER RECIPE: Testing for HTML5 Features 57 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Leveraging jQuery to Replace a Calendar 59 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Using Modernizr to Detect Features 62 Polyfilling 66 Useful HTML5 Verification Sites 67 Summary 67 Chapter 4: New Layout and Style Techniques with CSS3 69 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Creating a Responsive Design with CSS3 Media Queries 69 BEGINNER RECIPE: Using Custom Fonts with @font-face 77 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Making Buttons with CSS Gradients and Multiple Backgrounds 80 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Enhancing a Site with Transformations and Transitions 84 ADVANCED RECIPE: Creating Animations with CSS 89 Summary 94 Chapter 5: HTML5 Web Forms 95 Validation 95 HTML 4 Input Types 95 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating a Form to Collect Contact Information 97 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating a Search Form with input type="search" 101 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating Calendar and Time Controls 102 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating a Number Picker 105 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating a Slider (Without the Need for JavaScript) 106 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating a Color Picker 107 BEGINNER RECIPE: Displaying Results with the output Element 108 BEGINNER RECIPE: Using Form Placeholder Text 109 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating an Autocomplete Feature with list and datalist 110 BEGINNER RECIPE: Tracking the Completion of a Task with the progress Element 111 BEGINNER RECIPE: Measuring with the meter Element 112 BEGINNER RECIPE: Jumping to a form Element When the Page Loads 114 BEGINNER RECIPE: Allowing Multiple Entries 115 BEGINNER RECIPE: Basic Validation with the required Attribute 116 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Writing Your Own Validation Rule 117 BEGINNER RECIPE: Limiting User Input 118 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Customizing and Styling the Form 119 Error Messages 121 ADVANCED RECIPE: Putting It All Together to Make a Sign-Up Form 121 Summary 125 Chapter 6: Drawing with Canvas 127 Canvas Overview 127 BEGINNER RECIPE: Laying a Grid on the Canvas 130 Canvas Tools 134 BEGINNER RECIPE: Making Simple Shapes and Lines 134 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Drawing Polygons with a Path 139 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Drawing Arcs and Circles 143 BEGINNER RECIPE: Adding Text 144 BEGINNER RECIPE: Drawing an Image 145 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Cropping an Image 146 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Animating a Sprite Map 147 Canvas Transformations 150 ADVANCED RECIPE: Animating an Image 151 ADVANCED RECIPE: Animating a Vertical Bar Chart 155 Summary 162 Chapter 7: Embedding Video with HTML5 163 BEGINNER RECIPE: Including Video with the video Element 163 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Enabling Video for All Browsers 166 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Creating a Video with Subtitles and Captions 173 The Media API 177 ADVANCED RECIPE: Making Your Own Custom Controls 178 Summary 186 Chapter 8: Embedding Audio with HTML5 187 BEGINNER RECIPE: Including Audio with the audio Element 187 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Enabling Audio for All Browsers 188 New Audio Attributes 190 The Media API 192 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Creating a Beat Mixer 193 ADVANCED RECIPE: Adding Streaming Radio 197 Summary 206 Chapter 9: Changing Browser History 207 History Basics 207 BEGINNER RECIPE: Adding to History with pushState 208 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating an Image Viewer 211 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Popping State in the Image Viewer 214 BEGINNER RECIPE: Changing History with replaceState 216 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Changing the Page History 218 ADVANCED RECIPE: Using Advanced State Data Objects to Pass Information Across Pages 221 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Testing History Security 225 Helpful Libraries 228 Summary 228 Chapter 10: Location Awareness with the Geolocation API 231 Geolocation Overview 231 BEGINNER RECIPE: Determining Your Location with a Simple getCurrentPosition 233 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Mapping a Location with getCurrentPosition 237 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Determining Distance with PositionOptions 243 ADVANCED RECIPE: Following a Moving Location with watchPosition 250 Summary 257 Chapter 11: Client-Side Storage 259 Client-Side Storage Overview 259 BEGINNER RECIPE: Getting and Setting Session Storage 263 BEGINNER RECIPE: Styling from Session Storage 266 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Storing Forms with Local Storage 271 ADVANCED RECIPE: Catching Events in Local Storage 275 Web SQL Database API 283 ADVANCED RECIPE: Using a Web Database for a Grocery List 286 Summary 295 Chapter 12: Communication and Threading 297 WebSocket API Overview 297 BEGINNER RECIPE: Talking Through Web Sockets 299 Threading Through Web Workers 302 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating a Web Worker 304 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Adding Two-Way Communication 308 ADVANCED RECIPE: Leveraging a Shared Web Worker 311 Summary 318 Chapter 13: Browser Experience in HTML5 319 Drag and Drop API 319 BEGINNER RECIPE: Dragging and Dropping Across divs 321 ADVANCED RECIPE: Leveraging Events and dataTransfer 325 Application Cache and API 334 BEGINNER RECIPE: Creating a Manifest File 335 BEGINNER RECIPE: Using Web Pages Offline 337 Application Cache API 340 Notification API 341 BEGINNER RECIPE: Displaying a Simple Notification 344 ADVANCED RECIPE: Creating a Tweet Notification Page 348 Summary 357 Chapter 14: Working with Local Files 359 File API Overview 359 BEGINNER RECIPE: Getting File Attributes 360 BEGINNER RECIPE: Processing Multiple Files with Drag and Drop 362 The FileReader Interface 367 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Previewing Images Through readAsDataURL 368 ADVANCED RECIPE: Parsing a CSV File with readAsText 373 File API Extended Specifications 381 ADVANCED RECIPE: Creating a Local File 382 Summary 388 Chapter 15: Integrating Device Data 389 Brief Device APIs History 389 Contacts API 391 BEGINNER RECIPE: Retrieving All Contacts and Mobile Numbers 393 Messaging API 396 Network Information API 397 Battery Status Events 398 HTML Media Capture 398 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Capturing Pictures with File Input 399 Device Orientation and Motion Events 403 INTERMEDIATE RECIPE: Creating a Bubble Level 404 Summary 409 Recipes 411 Index 415

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780321769381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780321769381
  • weight: 728
  • ISBN10: 0321769384

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