Sunday, July 10, 2011

HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow's Standards Today - Introduction

I have been hesitant to start going into HTML 5 because the spec is not finalized. It is difficult for me to start learning something that I may not even be able to use in the future. Whether you agree with it or not, there is going to be some serious movement from Microsoft to start using HTML 5 over technologies like Silverlight. Additionally, after seeing the great things that have been built in HTML 5, it is kind of hard to not get excited about it. This was the reason for me looking into HTML 5. This specific title seemed like a solid choice for me as well. I've enjoyed every book in the Pragmatic series, and even though I describe myself as weak in the JavaScript field, I feel that I am a good target for the book. The book is also very short, and talks about the solutions for browsers that may not support some of the new features which is important for me.

I'm excited to see how things like geolocation, alternative solutions to cookies, and just other design aspects that will be implemented into the specs of HTML 5 and CSS 3. I'm hoping that this title will be a good introduction into the possibilities of the two technologies, as well as give me direction on where to go from here.

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