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    Description:

    Tired of the boring, incomprehensible, alphabet soup that coding books throw at you? Prefer to enjoy learning HTML5? Itching to smash zombies while learning how to build websites? You’re in luck.

    Only your web development skills can save the planet from the hordes of zombies that walk our streets. As everyone assuredly knows (because the author didn’t make it up at all) creating web pages is the only sure way to kill a zombie, well that and a shotgun… This book will get you beating down hordes in a post-apocalyptic second with HTML5.

    Besides learning how to punch a zombie in the HTML5, you’ll learn the major HTML elements that make up a modern web page and how to put them to good use. You’ll learn the structural underpinnings of a web page, how to mark up text, how to wrangle attributes, and ways to embed images, audio, and video. By the time you’re done you’ll understand HTML, know how to build your own web page, and pwn zombies with your skills.

    You won’t just passively take in the view, like a zombie shuffling across the mainland. You’ll have plenty of combat practice with analogies, examples, and code tutorials you can build, break and fix again. Working with your hands and your head you’ll craft code that pleases the eye and knocks a zombie into last Tuesday.

    All the code and directions are provided as both CodePen tutorials and downloadable HTML files, so you can fight the apocalypse how and where you like. You can work with them on the CodePen site or on your own device.

    And later you’ll bring those skills together in a final project that cements those skills into zombie smashing muscle memory.

    Are zombies just a gimmick? Why would this be any better than a straight laced book that sticks to the facts?

    Straight laced books are often straight boring. And if you have insomnia problems go buy that book. The author, John, has read the boring books and knows that staying awake and engaged are also important for learning. But this book uses zombie references and analogies not just to make you smile, but to help the material stick. If a tough technical concept is related in silly terms you understand, like a zombie trying to buy gum at a super market, it’s much more likely to stay in that brain those zombies are intent on eating.

    There’s no reason good learning can’t live right alongside good fun. So grab your computer, grab your sense of humor and hit that buy button. We’ve got websites to build and zombies to smack.

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