HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World: 2nd Edition

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HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World: 2nd Edition

Published March 2015

Powerful HTML5 and CSS3 techniques you can use today!

HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World is your perfect introduction to the latest generation of web development technologies. This easy-to-follow guide covers everything you need to get started. You’ll master the semantic markup available in HTML5, and discover how to use CSS3 to create amazing-looking websites without resorting to complex workarounds.

If you’ve picked up a copy of this book, it’s likely that you’ve dabbled to some degree in HTML and CSS. You might even be a bit of a seasoned pro in certain areas of markup, styling, or scripting, and now want to extend those skills further by dipping into the features and technologies associated with HTML5 and CSS3. Learning a new task can be difficult. You may have limited time to invest in poring over the official documentation and specifications for these web-based languages. You also might be turned off by some of the overly technical books that work well as references but provide little in the way of real-world, practical examples.

our goal with this book is to help you learn through hands-on, practical instruction that will assist you to tackle the real-world problems you face in building websites today—with a specific focus on HTML5 and CSS3. But this is more than just a step-by-step tutorial. Along the way, we’ll provide plenty of theory and technical information to help fill in any gaps in your understanding— the whys and hows of these new technologies—while doing our best not to overwhelm you with the sheer volume of cool new stuff.

Oh yeah, and the whole SitePoint library! Learn More.

What you'll learn

  • Take advantage of native HTML5 video
  • Create dynamic, efficient graphics on the fly with SVG and Canvas
  • Use shiny new APIs to add geolocation and offline functionality
  • PDF, EPUB, MOBI 395 pg
Meet your author
Alexis Goldstein

Alexis got her degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. She runs her own software development and training company, aut faciam LLC. She is a teacher and a co-organizer of Girl Develop It.

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Louis Lazaris

Louis Lazaris has been designing and developing websites for more than 10 years. He is a co-author of HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World, published by SitePoint, and he writes regularly for a number of top design and development blogs.

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Estelle Weyl

Estelle (@estellevw) is an internationally published author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. A UI Engineer, she has consulted for Kodakgallery, Samsung, SurveyMonkey, Yahoo! and Apple, among others. Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming CSS, JavaScript and HTML, provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and HTML5 browser support in her blog at


  1. Introducing HTML5 and CSS3
  2. Markup, HTML5 Style
  3. More HTML5 Semantics
  4. HTML5 Forms
  5. HTML5 Video and Audio
  6. Introducing CSS3
  7. CSS3 Gradients and Multiple Backgrounds
  8. CSS3 Transforms and Transitions
  9. Embedded Fonts and Multicolumn Layouts
  10. Flexbox and Media Queries
  11. Geolocation, Offline Web Apps, and Web Storage
  12. Canvas, SVG, and Drag and Drop

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